Guide Dogs NSW/ACT’s speakers, accompanied by their guide dogs, share stories about their lives with hundreds of school children throughout metropolitan Sydney, Newcastle, Orange and the ACT each year.
They educate the children in a way that is both interactive and informative, about vision impairment, what it’s like to be blind or vision impaired, and the ‘ins and outs’ of how to behave around a guide dog.
Together, they also explore mobility aids other than guide dogs such as white canes and electronic aids, other services offered by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, and the history of the association.
Speakers tailor their talks to specific curriculum needs and interests, and every session is complemented with a selection of Guide Dog materials to enhance the learning experience.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT offers these information sessions free of charge to primary and secondary schools, after school care and vacation facilities throughout the year.
Contact The Guide Dog speakers’ coordinator tel (02) 9412 9300 or visit www.guidedogs.com.au