08 Jan '16, 11am

What else can be done to make Singapore a more guide dog friendly nation? Comment & tell us!

What else can be done to make Singapore a more guide dog friendly nation? Comment & tell us!

While there are only seven guide dog users in Singapore, the number of guide dog friendly establishments has risen to more than 70 since 2013. This is an increase of around 50 per cent, as compared to three years ago. What's going on? The Guide Dogs Association of the Blind (GDAB) , an association that focuses on helping the blind or visually impaired improve their quality of life, is planning to increase public acceptance of guide dogs through its inaugural year-long "Guide Dog Friendly Nation" campaign. GUIDE DOGS HELP THEIR OWNERS AVOID OBSTACLES AND WILL ONLY BARK WHEN THEIR OWNERS ARE IN DANGER. PHOTO CREDIT: WIKIMEDIA Guide dogs are professionally and highly trained service animals that do not bite or bark. They serve as their owners' eyes. As part of the campaign, GDAB will be sharing more information about the visually impaired to educate the public, and working on...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2016/1/Guide-dog...

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