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24 April 2019

Guide dogs generally lead, but this one in Latvia decided to carry. All aboard for #InternationalGuideDogDay!

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12 April 2019

One in four of these people has a disability, visible or hidden. How representative is your workplace? Time-lapse video shows people in a busy train station.

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12 April 2019

At Microsoft's European Disability Summit in Brussels, #MSFTEU we are pleased to learn that disability is central to all they do. Making their products accessible to the blind and partially sighted and other disabilities levels the global playing field

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03 April 2019

Ever wondered what goes into guide work? One of our trustees, Sean Dilley and UK Guide Dog Sammy took advantage of a quiet day in central London to give commentary on a short walk. It’s amazing how much a handler and dog have to process and explains why both can be tired after a long walk. Please like it and share it, but also, please note that in the United Kingdom, it is an offence to take any dog, including a guide dog on using escalator, unless, like this handler and dog, training and authority have been secured.

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02 April 2019

EGDF works hard to ensure equal access for guide dog users across geographical Europe. If you would like to find out more about what we do, please do reach out. A short video is attached, showing a time-lapse video of clouds from above.

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31 March 2019

Great work to all who used our conference hash tag #EGDFConf2019. Video shows scrolling tweets.

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31 March 2019

The final word on #EGDFConf2019 from our amazing hosts in Estonia. We hope even more of you will join us next time.

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31 March 2019

We are greatly honoured that the President of Estonia welcomed our President, David Adams and a small delegation of board members to the Palace to discuss issues impacting guide dog owners. The visit tied in with #EGDFConf2019 in Tallinn and shows that these issues are being heard.

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31 March 2019

As our final board members and delegates prepare to wave a fond farewell to #Estonia following an excellent #EGDFConf2019 , we took a sobering trip to a memorial opened in 2018 to 75,000 Estonians (one in five of the population) who were killed, imprisoned or deported to concentration camps. People here say these were the 'victims of communism'. We're reminded of how this wonderful country, like others of our membership, has progressed despite all of its' recent history. The video is 55 seconds. Can you watch, like and share it?

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29 March 2019

Couldn't make it to #EGDFConf2019 in Estonia? Here's what guests and delegates had to say about it.

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29 March 2019

The Chairman of the Heathrow (airport) access advisory group has credited EGDF with securing the dog toileting / spending facilities at the airport. We would encourage all other airports to follow their lead.

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29 March 2019

#EGDFConf2019 has been hearing about a developing treatment for some totally blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa . Amanda Hayhurst represents Second Sight, the company who manufacture the eye implant. They anticipate the first patient will receive a trasnplant in England in April. All in all, 10 patients will be part of the trial with the results of the surgery being independently assessed by NICE.

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29 March 2019

How does employment support work where you are for people who are blind and low vision. We had an interesting talk yesterday by Pille Liimal, Estonian Unemployment Office here in Estonia at #EGDFConf2019