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
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!
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