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The diary of a guide dog: Ioanna Maria Gertsou at TEDxLesvos

By Ioanna Maria Gertsou

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Maine is John's dog who has a loss of vision. In the voice of John, Maine spoke of her special skills, based on her love for her "boss", all the unexpected encounters on Greek roads, on public transport, on dealing with fellow humans and strange situations , As she lends her vision, her eyes. And how, like her doing everything for John, so does Johnna, she does everything for her and supports her

Ioanna-Maria Gertsou is an activist and co-founder of the "Lara" guitar school. He is also a psychologist, specialized in cognitive science.
He worked on human / computer interaction at the Foundation for Research and Technology. Nowadays, she is working as a psychologist at the National Children's Hospital "Hagia Sophia". It has contributed decisively to introducing approaches to "information society", "design for all" and "eAccessibility" for people with disabilities and especially for visually impaired people.
In 2008, she envisaged the need to set up an NGO that has guided the institution of guides-dogs into free social care and high-level service for people with disabilities.
In 2013, he became a member of the European Dog Guild Federation and was the main rapporteur in the European Parliament to vote on a directive to build universally accessible government websites.


Katie Carroll

Date 2017
Size/Length 21:11
Language English
Notes Part of TEDx, an independently organized TED event.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal roles
  2. Dogs
  3. Guide dogs
  4. Mammals
  5. seeing eye dogs
  6. Service animals
  7. service dog training programs
  8. therapy and service dogs