One of the biggest ways of being boldly blind is sharpening our self-advocacy skills. We run into times when people simply don’t understand our needs or perspective. That may be when we’re needing directions when walking somewhere. It could be when a professor in college wants to hold fast to a deadline for us even though a lack of accessibility prevents us from downloaded the needed course materials. Maybe, a flight attendant lets her fear of dogs cloud her judgment when you are following your four legged guide to a seat on the plane.
Here’s a great opportunity for learning more about self-advocacy.
“Golden State Guide Dog Handlers is inviting you to a special program on learning to advocate for ourselves and our rights as guide dog handlers.”
Date and time: Saturday, april 2, from 1 to 2:30 PDT, 4 to 5:30 EDT.
Topic: Guide Dog Advocacy Program
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call in number: 408.638.0968
The better equipped we are to work with the sighted public and raise awareness of our needs and adaptations the more confident we will appear in narrowing the acceptance gap between those of us who are physically disabled and those who are not.
Meeting ID: 634304501
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