The non-visual image of the city: how blind and visually impaired white cane users conceptualize urban space
Contributor(s):: Šakaja, Laura
The ophthalmic health and refractive state of working dogs in South Brazil
Contributor(s):: de Oliveira, J. K., Bortolini, M., Schaller, M., Schuchmann, R. K., Moore, B. A., Montiani-Ferreira, F.
Background: Working dogs, such as police dogs and guide dogs, have important roles in the contemporary society by performing specific and demanding jobs. Ocular health and the maintenance of good visual acuity are imperative to strong work performance and thus human safety. Aim: The aim of this...
Physical Activity and Welfare of Guide Dogs and Walking Activity of Their Partners
Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, Mariko, Yamamoto, Marissa M., Hart, Lynette A.
Appropriate physical activity is beneficial for physical and psychosocial wellbeing, and it is recommended for people to have 30 minutes of activity on most days of the week, to yield 150 minutes per week. Getting sufficient physical activity particularly challenges people with visual...
Expounding the rehabilitation service for acquired visual impairment contingent on assistive technology acceptance
Contributor(s):: Kan, C. R., Wang, C. Y.
Purpose: Globally, approximately 285 million people have visual impairments, with over 39 million people having full blindness. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, assistive devices such as service dogs, braille reading devices, and white canes have aided those with visual impairments. From...
Guide dog ownership and psychological well-being
| Contributor(s):: Cindy Wiggett
This study explored the dynamics of guide dog ownership from a psychological point of view. The research was explorative in nature and employed two historically distinct methodologies of enquiry (both quantitative and qualitative). This explorative study relied on a very comprehensive...
You can't see, when I do: A study on social attention in guide dogs
| Contributor(s):: Alterisio, Alessandra, Scandurra, Anna, Eatherington, Carla Jade, Marinelli, Lieta, D'Aniello, Biagio, Mongillo, Paolo
Founded in 2008, Macon TRACS, Inc. is a 501-C-3 non-profit and a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Center. Since 2009, Macon TRACS has served individuals with the following Special Needs: Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADD, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome,...
Amy's Wish With Wings
Our mission is to provide equine assisted activities for children with special needs. This may include but is not limited to children with autism, down syndrome, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, victims of abuse, vision impaired, selective mutism and many others. These children benefit...
RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center
RideAbility is a Therapeutic Riding Program, Equine Facilitated Activity Program, approved 501 (c) (3). RideAbility’s mission is to offer a wide range of horse-related programs to children, adults, and families with special needs to promote physical, psychological, emotional,...
Founded in 2001 and located on an 18+ acre farm in Nazareth, PA, Equi-librium provides individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as social/emotional needs, with accessible and affordable therapy by utilizing horses as therapy tools. Equine Assisted Activity & Therapy...
Horses for Healing Therapeutic Horseback Riding
All Horses for Healing sessions are supervised by certified riding instructors. Each instructor has undergone a stringent certification process and possesses a strong equine background, as well as an understanding of various disabilities through continuing education based on the annually...
Visually Impaired People in Iran: Cultural and Environmental Effects on Orientation and Mobility Services
| Contributor(s):: Taheri-Araghi, M.
Evaluation of Potential Dog Guide Users: The Role of the Orientation and Mobility Instructor
| Contributor(s):: Milligan, Kristen
Services for Visually Impaired Adults in Canada
| Contributor(s):: Magarrell, G.
Complementary Travel Aids for Blind Persons: The Sonicguide Used with a Dog Guide
| Contributor(s):: Jocobson, William
Support for Children with a Visual Impairment in Northern Ireland: The Role of the Rehabilitation Worker
| Contributor(s):: Gray, Colette
Visiting the vets with a guide dog
Use of and disparities in access to adaptive devices among U.S. adults with age-related eye diseases
| Contributor(s):: Gibson, D. M.
"She's a dog at the end of the day": guide dog owners' perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog
| Contributor(s):: Craigon, P. J., Hobson-West, P., England, G. C. W., Whelan, C.
A guide dog is a domestic dog (Canis familiaris) that is specifically educated to provide mobility support to a blind or visually impaired owner. Current dog suitability assessments focus on behavioural traits, including: trainability, reactivity or attention to environmental stimuli, low...
Southeastern Guide Dogs
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains dogs of the highest pedigree for people who are blind and for veterans.All of...