Community resources.

Resources to assist the community in supporting people with low vision and blindness.
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Assisting a person with low vision or blindness

Assisting a person.

People with low vision sometimes require assistance to move through certain situations.

There are a variety of guiding practices that apply to different scenarios, but good verbal communication is always key.

A person assisting a person using a white cane down a set of stairs.

Find out more about how you can assist people with low vision and blindness through:

  • Providing directions
  • Assisting with orientation
  • Communication
  • Useful techniques in the workplace.

Learn more about Assisting Someone

Guide Dog Access and Etiquette

A person with their Guide Dog is allowed access in all public places.

Find out where Guide Dogs can go, why, and how to interact with a Guide Dog if you see one in the community.

Learn about Guide Dog Access and Etiquette

Two people seated at a cafe table looking at each smiling. Next to the table, at the feet of one of the people at the table, is a yellow labrador Guide Dog in harness who is looking at the camera.

Access all areas

Access is no joke.

Imagine if you were refused access to a café or a restaurant, told you couldn’t stay at a certain hotel, or take transport like taxis and ride-shares, buses and trains? Many people with low vision or blindness experience access challenges just like these on a daily basis.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Join comedian, actor and Guide Dogs Ambassador Michelle Brasier and Broden Kelly of Aunty Donna fame as they introduce our Access All Areas campaign – a campaign designed to remove barriers for people with low vision or blindness, and provoke change – because access is no joke.

Training information for Puppy Raisers

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has been raising and training puppies to be world-class Guide Dogs for over 60 years.

If you’re a Puppy Raiser, read tips and techniques from our Puppy Raiser Manual to support your pup’s training journey.

Read our puppy training information

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Client Speakers

Hear first hand stories from inspiring speakers.

Do you want to hear about the first hand experiences of living with a disability from one of our inspiring speakers?

Learn about Guide Dog Client Speakers

A person sitting outside on the grass with a smile on their face looking at the camera. They have one leg bent with their arm wrapped around their knee and a white cane next to them.

Pawfect Presents

Shop from our new range of Pawfect Presents and change lives.