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Sighted guiding and general mobility presentation

Session at Aniridia Network UK Conference 2014 By: Rick Allbrook Rick Allbrook from Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA) discussed their role as a mobility charity and how they support people with sight loss to get out and about independently. … Continue reading

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Protected: Jenny’s career – Part 4: Preparing for work

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Protected: Going to a work place party 2

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Canny Annie

You may have seen the news of the massive thunder storm over Newcastle on Thursday.  I knew there was some flooding because my PA had described some that on the bus we passed a torrent of water flowing fast down a … Continue reading

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Edinburgh guide dog training: Qualifying and back home

On Wednesday I did one of the routes we had done many times over the two weeks with 3 people following. In my head it was the worst walk of the two weeks and I cried at the end. One … Continue reading

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Edinburgh guide dog training: Day 14

Today has been the best day out of the whole of the training. It’s been one of those days where I feel like I am just walking along not having to concentrate too much and getting great work from Annie. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh guide dog training: Days 11, 12 and 13

Firstly I would like to apologise for the lack of updates. I have had my husband Graham up visiting for a few days and I have also not felt 100%. As well as having aniridia I have bipolar disorder and … Continue reading

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Edinburgh guide dog training: Day 10

This morning we did some obedience and food refusal with the dogs.  Annie was great doing her obedience. She did take a look at the chocolate biscuits on the floor but I gave her a flick on the lead and … Continue reading

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Edinburgh guide dog training: Day 9

Today we met the District Client Representative (DCR) for the Edinburgh guide dog team.  His guide dog is the brother of Magic the Blue Peter puppy.  We had a good chat about his role and the role of our representative … Continue reading

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Edinburgh guide dog training: Day 8

Annie rocks at Rock Choir I am a member of Rock Choir in Newcastle. There are Rock Choirs right across the UK. We sing rock, pop, Motown and gospel. I just love the atmosphere and the buzz of singing in a … Continue reading

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