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In October we were delighted to have over 300 supporters, UK-wide visit their local high street to educate shops, cafes, restaurants, taxi companies and other businesses about the access rights of assistance dog owners in support of our Access All Areas campaign.

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood delighted 13-year-old dance-mad Neve, when the two met at the famous Elstree studios in London as part of our #MeetAHero campaign.

Guide Dogs has issued advice on fireworks for dog owners ahead of Bonfire Night, as new data reveals that pet owners said their dogs were more scared of fireworks than being left alone or going to the vet. 

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss.

New figures show that three-quarters of guide dog owners (76%) have been illegally turned away by businesses and services, such as taxis, restaurants, shops, cafes, hotels and pubs.

People who are blind and partially sighted are being shut out of society, but members of the public could help end this isolation if they understood more about everyday life with sight loss.

Today the BBC shared the story of guide dog owner Damon Rose's battle with discrimination through access refusals.

Guide Dogs has worked with RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) to empower guide dog owners to tackle the rising reports of cafes, hotels and taxis refusing entry to their guide dogs.