Guide Dog Users Inc. Logo. In this image is a man standing next to his dog and to his immediate right is a woman kneeling next to her dog. Immediately above them all are the words "Guide Dog Users Inc.


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!


The GDUI Chat List is for anyone who wishes to subscribe, including people who are not members of GDUI, but who have an interest in guide dogs, and the discussions on the Chat list will focus on guide dogs, blindness, and the guide dog community. Subscribe

Special Announcement

Guide Dog Users, Inc. offers the Disaster Assistance and Preparedness Program (DAPP) to working guide dog teams that are recovering after a catastrophic event (e.g. hurricanes, floods, fire, etc.).  If you are in need of assistance, learn more about the DAPP program.

2017 GDUI Convention Program Recordings. Listen Here by clicking the image