ALL Blind People should Have a Guide Dog

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.

Life Unscripted

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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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By Steve Sawczyn

Blind from birth, I do what I can to help make the world a more accessible and inclusive place for all.

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