Information and advice

Whether you are looking for more information on technology to help you, tips on looking after your guide dog, or support for your family, we have provided information and advice on an array of topics to answer your queries about living with sight loss.

In this section...

Guide Dogs service user using magnifying app on phone to read a textbook

Eye conditions

Here we explore some of the most common eye conditions and share guidance on their real-life implications, so you can understand more about what living with these conditions might mean for you.

Find out more about how technology can enhance your life, from complex sound-based technology to iPhone accessibility features.

Baby playing with mum's hair

Here you can find activities from our experts to help your child learn important skills through play for their early years development.

Woman with sight loss wears sunglasses outdoors

Here you can find information to help you continue developing and maintaining your independence, and ways to enhance your day to day life skills.

Nell touches braille on her classroom door that reads blue class

From finding the right nursery to extra support at university, we’re here to help your child move smoothly through every stage of their education.

Black Labrador Guide Dogs

Here you can find advice from our experts on looking after your dog, from keeping them healthy to helping them adjust to a new arrival in the family.

Guide dog owner and dog getting off bus

Whether you're planning a big trip or just your daily commute, here are some key resources on travelling with your assistance dog.

Playing with sensory toys and apps will help improve your child's social, emotional and technological skills. Find out how we can help you choose and fund what your child needs.

Our trained and experienced family support officers are able to provide practical advice and emotional support from the moment your child is diagnosed with a vision impairment.

Sighted guide volunteer with cane user Guide Dogs

From safely navigating doorways to climbing stairs, our series of videos offer a quick introduction to sighted guiding skills.

Man smiles whilst in a cafe using his cane

We’ve created a range of ‘hints and tips’ to support your independence and well-being, for both outdoors and indoors.

Alma, a visually impaired girl, playing indoors on a rainy day

Browse through a collection of activities and resources to help keep your child physically active and entertained while they're at home.


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