GDUI Updates Handbook
Guide Dog Users, Inc. recently published a revised handbook for prospective guide dog users which shares comprehensive information about acquiring and using a guide dog for safe and independent travel. The guide, 90 pages in length, and available in e-book and print formats, is called “A Handbook for the Prospective Guide Dog Handler, 4th Edition.” The updated manual reflects changes in guide dog training methodologies, growth in the community of guide dog users, changes in the number of schools available, and evolving attitudes among the public regarding acceptance of guide dogs.
This handbook answers questions for the prospective guide dog team as well as for families of people who are blind, blindness rehabilitation professionals and educators, and the general public. Part One shares heartfelt accounts from many guide dog users and covers the process of deciding whether a guide dog is the right choice, choosing and applying to a training program, learning to become a guide dog handler, returning home, and more.
“A Handbook for the Prospective Guide Dog Handler” is available as an e-book and in print from Amazon.com, Smashwords, and other online sellers. For more information, visit www.dldbooks.com/GDUIHandbook/.
New Website for North Carolina
The North Carolina Council of the Blind has a brand-new website, www.nccbinfo.org. It’s chock full of useful information, history, photos, and convention information and pre-registration. The state convention will be held Sept. 21-23 in Fayetteville.