TAKEN FOR A WALK – GUIDE DOGS UK

I was delighted to visit Guide Dogs UK in January for a blindfolded walk with both a dog and a cane.

Currently, the charity are working to highlight the difficulties many blind and partially-sighted pedestrians experience with street clutter.  This follows on from the fantastic stall they had at Labour Party Conference, where participants had to get their golfing shoes on to putt around various street clutter.

IMG_2840I had an absolutely fascinating morning with Inca (pictured) and the Guide Dogs UK team.  Having the opportunity to walk with a blindfold with the assistance of both Inca and a stick brought home the everyday challenges that those with visual impairments face.

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