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VISION AUSTRALIA SEEING EYE DOGS GRADUATION TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

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VISION AUSTRALIA SEEING EYE DOGS GRADUATION TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Hard work and dedication of Seeing Eye Dogs from across NSW to be recognised 

13 Seeing Eye Dogs and their handlers who have completed the Seeing Eye Dogs training program in the last 12 months will be celebrated in a special graduation ceremony hosted by The Hon. Kate Washington, Minister for Disability Inclusion at NSW Parliament House on Wednesday, November 22. NSW Premier Chris Minns will also be in attendance

It takes around two years and $50,000 dollars to develop a Seeing Eye Dog to be ready to be matched with someone who is blind or has low vision. Seeing Eye Dogs and their handlers then undergo a period of intensive training before they officially graduate the program.

"It's a significant achievement for both the Seeing Eye Dog and handler to graduate and becoming a working partnership and all that time and effort is something that deserves to be celebrated," Chris Edwards, Vision Australia director of government relations and advocacy, said.

MEDIA CALL: The Seeing Eye Dog graduation ceremony will take place from 1pm-2.30pm on Wednesday, November 22 at the NSW Parliament House Rooftop Garden. Seeing Eye Dogs puppies, staff and clients will be available to media.

Further media enquiries: Phil McCarroll, 0416 632 253 or phil.mccarroll@visionaustralia.org


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About Vision Australia

Vision Australia is a leading provider of blindness related services. We offer a wide range of services, equipment and training so people who are blind or have low vision can live the life they choose.

Whether it’s at home, work, school or in the community, our expert staff provide clients across all age groups with skills and tools to help lead active, safe and independent lives.

Visit our website at www.visionaustralia.org.

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