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  1. Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan

    There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...

  2. My compañero Otto

    Contributor(s):: Herrera, Florencia

    2019Families, Relationships and Societies82341-3442046-7435Policy PressBristolhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674319X15583478001543Englishtext

  3. When You Meet a Dog Guide

    Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Pauline

  4. Visually Impaired People in Iran: Cultural and Environmental Effects on Orientation and Mobility Services

    Contributor(s):: Taheri-Araghi, M.

  5. The Role of a Mobility Instructor in a Dog Guide School

    Contributor(s):: Orcutt, Stephen G.

  6. Evaluation of Potential Dog Guide Users: The Role of the Orientation and Mobility Instructor

    Contributor(s):: Milligan, Kristen

  7. Some Thoughts about Acquiring and Learning to Use a Dog Guide

    Contributor(s):: Lambert, Robert M.

  8. Complementary Travel Aids for Blind Persons: The Sonicguide Used with a Dog Guide

    Contributor(s):: Jocobson, William

  9. Arctic Paws for Service

    Arctic Paws For Service is an organization of dedicated Alaskans, whose primary activity is to provide trained service dogs to Alaskans with disabilities to promote independent living. Our service dogs are currently trained specifically for Mobility Assist, Seizure Alert, and Autism...

  10. The role of assistance dogs in society

    Contributor(s):: Hilary M. Audrestch, Chantelle T. Whelan, David Grice, Lucy Asher, Gary C.W. England, Sarah L. Freeman

    Assistance dogs are specially trained to undertake a variety of tasks to help individuals with disabilities. This review gives an overview of the different types of assistance dogs in the UK, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance dogs, service dogs and dual purpose dogs. The...

  11. Understanding why guide dogs fail to meet their predicted qualification outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Daisy Jones

    Guide dogs provide life changing mobility support and companionship for thousands of blind and partially sighted people. A proportion of dogs undertaking training to be guides will not enter work due to health or temperamental reasons. This work was designed to investigate the issues associated...

  12. Pet Companion Robot for Visually Impaired Elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Fanglin Chao

    The proposed concept serves as the middle person to feed, detect, trash collect and communicate between the elderly and the pet. Several kind of interaction mode was also proposed to fulfill the ability and living characteristics of the elderly. Although only part of function...

  13. The psychosocial impact of service dogs on their physically disabled owners

    | Contributor(s):: Donovan, William Patrick

  14. Does the purpose for using a service dog make a difference in the perceptions of what it takes to create successful outcomes in the workplace?

    | Contributor(s):: Glenn, Margaret, Thorne, Kendra

  15. Psychosocial well-being and community participation of service dog partners

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, Diane M., Fitzgerald, Shirley G., Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie, Scherer, Marcia, Cooper, Rory A., Boninger, Michael L.

  16. Service dogs in the province of Quebec: Sociodemographic profile of users and the dogs’ impact on functional ability

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, Claude, Gagnon, Dany, Routhier, François, Leblond, Jean, Boucher, Pascale, Blanchet, Marie, Martin-Lemoyne, Valérie

  17. Dogs In Service

    Dogs In Service believes that dogs and humans can have a special bond that promotes a working relationship. Years ago (and in some places even now) dogs had the opportunity to do what they were bred to do. Dogs worked with man all day guarding or herding sheep, hunting, pulling a wagon etc.Dogs...

  18. Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc

    Our Mission: To improve the quality of life for people who are blind, visually impaired, or with other special needs.

  19. The Guide Horse Foundation

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    Our mission is to provide a safe, cost-effective and reliable mobility alternative for visually impaired people.  The Guide Horse Foundation is committed to delivering Guide Horses at no cost to the blind, relying on un-paid volunteers and charitable donations to pay all travel and housing...

  20. Effect of service dogs on salivary cortisol secretion in autistic children

    | Contributor(s):: Viau, R., Arsenault-Lapierre, G., Fecteau, S., Champagne, N., Walker, C. D., Lupien, S.