Fewer than 1.5% [of the blind and visually impaired] use guide dogs as their basic means of mobility. One reason for this low percentage is the lack of information about these canine assistants. [The authors'] goal is to fill this information gap. -Introd. As [the authors'] originally envisioned this guide, it would be a resource for blind people considering partnership with guide dogs. [They] did not anticipate the interest shown by orientation and mobility instructors, rehabilitation counselors, disabled student officers, librarians and teachers of the blind and visually impaired. [They] hope the present edition will find an equally diversified readership.... To provide greater coverage, [they] are including the Canadian training programs in this edition. -Pref.Before its establishment, French speakers had to deal with the stress of training with a guide dog in English, ... In 1993 Mira graduated 43 guide and 22 service dogs. ... For additional support each raiser receives a puppy training manual.
|Title||:||A guide to guide dog schools|
|Author||:||Edwin Eames, Toni Eames|