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Transportation Survey for Guide Dog Users

Are you a guide dog user? Have you been refused a ride by a taxi driver or other vehicle-for-hire companies? If so, GDUI needs your help!

Guide Dog Users, Inc. has partnered with the American Council of the Blind and the Council of U.S. Dog Guide Schools (CUSDGS) to develop a survey that will collect data from guide dog users around the country on this important transportation and civil rights issue. Results will be shared with the courts, legislators, the U.S. Department of Justice, the media and interested respondents to this survey.

We encourage all U.S. guide dog users to complete the survey. The more information we can gather, the more reliable our data will be, which will allow us to present the most complete and accurate picture of the current state of affairs to relevant agencies, companies and organizations.

To complete the survey, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBSRP89

About Us

Guide Dog Users Inc., (GDUI), is the leading consumer-driven organization of guide dog handlers in the world. GDUI is an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and is a founding member of the Coalition of Assistance Dog Organizations (CADO).

 We strive to promote civil rights and enhance the quality of life for working guide dog teams. Drawing on the experiences and varied knowledge of its members, GDUI provides peer support, advocacy and information to guide dog users everywhere. In addition, GDUI works with public entities, private businesses and individuals to ensure that guide dog users enjoy the same rights to travel, employment, housing, and participation in all aspects of life that people without disabilities enjoy.

 The collective knowledge and experience of GDUI’s members drives constructive dialogue breaking down barriers of ignorance, opening doors for those of us men and women who live and work proudly and independently partnered with a well-trained guide dog.

 The information and helpful resources shared here on GuideDogUsersInc.org are provided as a service to all who are interested in the guide dog and handler partnership. We invite you to explore our website and to become a part of GDUI!

Latest News

ACB Reaches Agreement with DC Taxi Companies

American Council of the Blind Reaches Agreement with DC Taxi Companies to Enhance Accessibility of Street-Hail Service for Blind Individuals with Service Dogs

Contact:

Matthew Handley, Director of Litigation, Washington Lawyers’ Committee
matthew_handley@washlaw.org; 202-319-1000

Eric Bridges, Executive Director, American Council of the Blind
ebridges@acb.org; 202-467-5081

Matthew MacLean, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman...Read More »


GDUI Responds to the Tragic Violence and Loss of Life in Orlando, June 12, 2016

Dear GDUI Members and Friends,

We in GDUI want to share our profound sadness, and shock and sympathy with all of our members and friends in the Orlando, FL and LGBT communities, especially our brothers and sisters in the ACB BPI affiliate. Your losses are our losses, your sadness, is our...Read More »


2016 GDUI Election Results

The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 GDUI Elections.

Thank you to the GDUI membership for your participation in this election.

Total voters for ballot: 203 (40.7% of 499 total; and 2 additional abstentions; 0.4%);

And, thank you and congratulations to the candidates.

Welcome to the new board members!  ...Read More »


GDUI Announcement, May 19, 2016

Dear GDUI Members and Friends,

Election Days Are Drawing Near! May 21 is the opening date! You may begin voting at 12:00, Midnight on May 21, and the ballot will continue to be available, both online and via your telephone, until the following Sunday, May 29, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight...Read More »


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