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Inspiring People
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    Author: Volunteering Team
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    • Inspiring People

    Helping us support people with sight loss comes in many shapes and sizes at Guide Dogs.

  2. Two people sat chatting at a desk.
    Two people sat chatting at a desk.
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    Author: Nina Taylor

    Global Accessibility Awareness Day (18 May 2023) launched in 2012 to shine a spotlight on digital accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. The GAAD Foundation was formed in 2021, celebrating a decade of GAAD. Their mission is to ensure everyone has the same access to and experience of web-based services, content, and other digital products.

  3. Tim Stafford addresses the IGDF conference at a wooden lectern. A banner with the IGDF logo and a yellow Labrador is behind him.
    Tim Stafford addresses the IGDF conference at a wooden lectern. A banner with the IGDF logo and a yellow Labrador is behind him.
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    Author: Tim Stafford

    The International Guide Dog Federation (IDGF) comprises of 95 organisations from all around the globe, all working to uphold standards of excellence in the breeding, raising, training and partnering of guide dogs. The IGDF’s biennial conference gives different guide dog schools the chance to come together in one place for a week of communication and collaboration. This year, I and other members of Guide Dogs staff were able to join our international colleagues in Vancouver, Canada.

  4. The Big Help Out logo, with 'The Big Help Out' in multicoloured writing and 'Lend a hand. Make a change.' on a green banner underneath.
    The Big Help Out logo, with 'The Big Help Out' in multicoloured writing and 'Lend a hand. Make a change.' on a green banner underneath.
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    Author: Volunteering Team

    We are hosting welcome events all around the UK to give those new to volunteering a taster of what it’s like to be a member of the Guide Dogs family, from Fosterers to Fundraisers, from My Sighted Guides to Breeding Dog Holders, and more. You, your family, and friends are all welcome to join us.

  5. A yellow Labrador guide dog walks with her owner in a London park. The dog is distracted by man throwing a tennis ball up in the air and looking at the dog smiling.
    A yellow Labrador guide dog walks with her owner in a London park. The dog is distracted by man throwing a tennis ball up in the air and looking at the dog smiling.
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    Author: Guide Dogs' Communications Team

    New research shows that over half (55%) of guide dog owners say members of the public distract their dogs at least once a day, despite the danger it poses to the owner and dog. This International Guide Dog Day, remember 'don't dive on the dog' and leave guide dogs to work.

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