SEEING EYE DOG PUPS IN PARLIAMENT FOR WORLD SIGHT DAY
Seeing Eye Dogs puppies and handlers to take centre stage at Queensland Parliament
A delegation of Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs puppies and handlers will descend on Queensland Parliament on Thursday, October 12 to celebrate the vital role Seeing Eye Dogs play in the lives of Queenslanders who are blind or have low vision.
Five Seeing Eye Dog handlers, along with two fluffy Seeing Eye Dog puppies and Vision Australia staff will make the trip and are keen to educate Queensland's politicians about Seeing Eye Dogs and other issues facing the blind and low vision community.
"For many people who are blind or have low vision, a Seeing Eye Dog is their key to an active and independent life. A Seeing Eye Dog supports their handler to navigate their environment in a safe and confident manner and this opens opportunities for education, employment, and community participation," Chris Edwards, Vision Australia director of government relations and advocacy, said.
The Seeing Eye Dogs delegation will be hosted at Parliament House by Queensland’s Disability Services Minister Craig Crawford.
MEDIA CALL: Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs will visit the Level 3 Colonnade, Queensland Parliament House from 1pm-2pm on Thursday, October 12. Seeing Eye Dogs puppies, handlers and staff will be available to media.
Further enquiries: Phil McCarroll, 0416 632 253 or Stephanie Steinhoff-Pino, 0449 254 655
About Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs
Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs is the only national provider, trainer, and breeder of Seeing Eye Dogs in Australia.
Our Seeing Eye Dogs support people across the country who are blind or have low vision to live safe, active and independent lives.
Visit our website at www.sed.visionaustralia.org