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History Intertwined

October 26th, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary.  Unravelling what, on the face of it would seem a simple if unusual mission has, produced a story where many strands of history combine including some of the rich history of Alice Springs and its characters.

 

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Thanks to Beyond Bank volunteers

October 25th, 2017

A big thanks to the volunteers from Beyond Bank for helping us to spruce up Buddy's Garden.

The garden at our Morphett Street Centre is where our dogs get to romp and play and have a toilet break.

You did an amazing job, the garden looks great! Our dogs say a big thankyou!

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Beau's Pet Hotel shines on Sunrise

October 24th, 2017

Guide Dogs SA/NT's social enterprise Beau's Pet Hotel was pleased to host the Channel 7 Sunrise Program this morning.

Weather presenter and declared cat lover Sam Mac got the inside look from the cat atrium, met Gertie in her VIP suite and even rolled his sleeves up to wash Jet. A busy morning.

Enjoy our gallery of photos.

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The All Important E.

October 19th, 2017

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary. With the celebration of International White Cane Day on 15 October we highlight the impact of this very important aid.

Add the letter E to the end of the word can and we have the word cane, an innovation that brings independent mobility and safety to people. So much so they 'can do’

The white cane is the most widely used mobility aid among people who are blind or have low vision. But how did it all come about?

 

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Call for people to be more aware of access issues

October 15th, 2017

As a retired architect and access consultant, and a carer for his blind son, Ross Sands is passionate about making sure that people with vision loss aren’t flying blind.

On International White Cane Day and the start of Carer’s Week, Ross believes more can be done by people as they walk around the city and those who design public buildings to ensure greater accessibility.

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Up close with a Guide Dog at Lifeskills camp

October 13th, 2017

The Guide Dogs SA/NT Life Skills Camp continued through the week with a highlight of meeting some pretty cute Guide Dogs.

Many of the camp participants are white cane users but one day may wish to have a Guide Dog as their mobility aid.

The session was all about pats and cuddles and also an experiential walk to find out what it is like to be guided by our highly trained dogs.

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The Blindfold Experience

October 12th, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary. Today is World Sight Day to bring to the foreground awareness not only of those with a vision loss but also the importance of protecting our own vision.

Experience is a powerful teaching tool and none more so than experiencing what it is like for someone with a vision loss. Over the years Guide Dogs has sought to bring home these challenges in many and varied ways.

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The 2017 Dogalogue is out now!

October 12th, 2017 - Annabelle Chin

The 2017 Dogalogue is out now with many wonderful gift ideas for your friends and family this Christmas.

All funds raised from the Guide Dogs Shop will support our vital services and enable us to continue leading the way in using our expertise with dogs and in sensory service provision to enhance the quality of life of people living with a disability.

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Community urged to keep "Eyes Up" from mobiles

October 12th, 2017

A year ago Jasper Cleland traded his white cane in for a red one so people could see it better and avoid bumping into him.

It helps to some extent but he still has people bumping into him while walking either with his cane or being guided by his partner.

Now Jasper is joining Guide Dogs Australia in a campaign on World Sight Day in the lead up to International White Cane Day this weekend to encourage people to keep their “Eyes Up” from their mobile phones.

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Technology opening up worlds

October 11th, 2017

Technology is opening up our world at a lightening pace. Our Transition Group of young adults with vision loss were abuzz at the recent Hybrid World festival at Tonsley Park.

With assistance from Access to Arts they immersed themselves in this exciting world of the future and were able to touch and feel many of the exhibits to gain a understanding of what’s possible.

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