The AT Social Hub is back with another exciting session driven by your experiences of living with sight loss.
This week, we will be joined by the team from Guide Dogs UK.
The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside.
The charity has come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world’s largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to their dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – 36,000 lives have been transformed through a guide dog partnership since 1931.

Want to dig deeper? The link below will direct to a short video that documents the fascinating history Guide Dogs UK covering the last 90 years.

The History of Guide Dogs | Accessible Version – YouTube

Session Outline
Emma and Grant from Guide Dogs will give an overview of the charity and the services they provide for children and adults, as well as different ways Guide Dogs has been using assistive technology to help people with sight loss.

Grant Smith, Habilitation SpecialistGrant has worked with people with a Visual Impairment in a variety of roles for over twenty years. He has been working with Guide Dogs for 7 years. Grant supports Children and Young People and their families to develop and maintain independence. Grant feels that technology has a wide reach and can support the development of a wide range of skills and activities that maximise people’s independence and he loves sharing these options with people.

Emma Brown, Services Marketing Officer Emma has been work with Guide Dogs for the last 7 years, in a variety of roles, including service promotion, communications, and volunteering. Emma loves seeing the benefits our staff, volunteers, dogs and technology bring to people with sight loss.As always, the Social Hub team will do their best to find the answers to any of your queries or quibbles. This session is also suitable for teachers, parents and assistive technology beginners.

 When: June 10th, 2021 10:00 AM

Topic: The AT Social Hub: Life-Changing Support & Mobility Skills with Guide Dogs UK!

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Now more than ever assistive technology is invaluable to those with sight loss, visual impairment, or learning disability. We have a solution that could be hugely beneficial to you or a family member so please do come and join other AT users as we share our experiences and support each other along the way.