I came across this extremely insightful post and thought I would reblog it. This is my first time reblogging anything, so honestly I have no idea if it will even work.
Got your attention?
The title of this post is the first – and only – time I will tell an untruth to my readers. This is in response to a post entitled “5 Reasons why Guide Dogs are a Terrible Idea.” I HATED this title, but agreed with the blog post, at least in theory.
Recently, a blog post describing some of the “little” drawbacks of using a guide dog made the rounds of social media and email discussion groups frequented by the blind community. It caused quite a stir, with varying reaction, from full 100% support to outright disagreement.
I fall somewhere in the middle. I think guide dog schools have a responsibility to their students to let them know what they are getting into – good, bad, inconvenient, wonderful. In my experience – admittedly short in comparison to many – this is not being done responsibly by…
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