Finally it is beginning to feel a lot like summer! With this in mind, this weeks’ Lean’s Lessons focuses on people with a Guide Dog or Assistance Dog booking a stay in a Bed & Breakfast or Airbnb. If you work in the tourism industry, this week’s Lean’s Lessons may be of particular interest to […]
Lean’s Lessons on Bringing A Guide/Assistance Dog in a Taxi
Have you ever wondered how and where a Guide Dog or Assistance Dog travels in a taxi or hackney? This week our Advocacy and Policy Coordinator Lean Kennedy, looks at all you need to know about how Guide Dogs & Assistance Dogs travel in taxis, hackneys or other Small Public Service Vehicles.
Lean’s Lessons on Guide & Assistance Dog Access Rights
People are often surprised to hear Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs are allowed into airplanes, schools and even hospitals. There are no restrictions on Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs, for example health and safety or food hygiene regulations. The Guide or Assistance Dog is an absolutely essential aid to their owner. Therefore businesses and services […]
Lean’s Lessons on Greeting A Guide Dog!
Did you know today is International Guide Dogs Day? To celebrate our working Guide Dog partnerships on International Guide Dogs Day, Lean Kennedy, our Advocacy and Policy Coordinator is sharing some tips on how best to greet a Guide Dog and it’s Owner. There is much people can do in their community to help people […]
Lean’s Lessons for Cyclists around Working Dogs
Have you ever wondered why a Guide Dog stops their blind or vision impaired owner in their tracks as you cycle by? This week our Advocacy and Policy Officer, Lean Kennedy sheds some light on why Guide Dogs do this, and no it is not to give way to cyclists! Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs […]
Lean’s Lessons on being a Smart Street Hero
Over the months of April and May you will encounter our Volunteer and staff street collectors working hard to raise vital funds to support the work of Irish Guide Dogs as part of our HEROES appeal. Another way you can help though is to support our Smart Streets campaign. In this weeks’ Lean’s Lessons, Lean, […]
Lean’s Lessons on Planning Your Holiday with a Guide/Assistance Dog
Do you have a Guide Dog or an Assistance Dog and are planning a holiday to the sun this year? We are all planning to flee the Beast from the East which is showing no sign of leaving our emerald isle. If so Lean’s Lesson’s this week may be of particular interest to you.
Leans Lessons on Road Crossings for Drivers!
In this week’s edition of Lean’s Lessons our Advocacy and Policy Coordinator Lean Kennedy gives her tips on how drivers can make life easier for our blind and vision impaired clients who are crossing the road! How do you negotiate road crossings, intersections and junctions, if you cannot see? People who are blind or vision […]
Ireland Set to Ratify UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities
Have you heard the news? The Dáil passed the UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities last Wednesday 7th March. We are the last UN member to do this but certainly not the least. So here is to our State taking the lead on best practice on this move to ensure greater equality and human rights […]
Looking After Your Dog in the Cold!
With the ‘Beast from the East’ set to hit Ireland sometime this week bringing with it extreme cold weather, Lean Kennedy our Advocacy and Policy Co-ordinator has brought together some of her tips on how to mind your dog in the cold! The weather forecast for this week and next week is bleak, with snow, […]