Guide Dog Users, Inc.
Guide Dog Users Inc. (GDUI), an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, is the largest guide dog consumer-driven organization in the world. GDUI members shape the initiatives that most profoundly affect guide dog users. GDUI has affiliate organizations throughout the US, where members work together on local and global issues. GDUI is a founding member of the Coalition of Assistance Dog Organizations (CADO), having hosted its first historic meeting in 2001.
GDUI works tirelessly to promote and protect the rights of qualified assistance dog teams. In its award-winning audio magazine, PawTracks, features abound about the world of working guide dog teams. GDUI.org is your online address for everything guide dog related including:
- federal and state legislation
- An affordably priced product line
- the first and only online comparison of guide dog training programs
- postings of events and information.
GDUI hosts dynamic listservs: GDUI-Business and GDUI-Friends, stimulating environments for problem solving, addressing issues and exchanging vital information. GDUI’s advocacy committee is who to contact for assistance and information on everything from access denial, to promoting legislation, to tips on guide dogs and international travel.
GDUI educates the public by tapping into the knowledge and experience of its members and through the distribution of appropriate guide dog literature. GDUI is there for guide dog users throughout the life cycle of their guide, especially in time of loss, grief and traumatic change. GDUI is worth much more than its $15.00 annual membership fee. GDUI welcomes your participation and support.
Upcoming Elections for GDUI
Elections will be held from May 31st through June 9th to fill two director positions on the GDUI board. These will both be for three-year terms, running from July, 2013 to July, 2016. For details please see:
You may also call our toll free number, 1-866-799-8436 and use option 2.
This menu option is especially dedicated to offering listeners up to date election and candidate information that is convenient and easily accessible! You can hear general election information, short candidate statements, and more!
Board Meetings - Minutes, Recordings and Announcements
Free Edition of PawTracks
PAWTRACKS, our award-winning magazine, is a benefit of GDUI membership. GDUI members receive four quarterly issues and a convention supplement issue each year.We hope that you enjoy this complementary issue and that you'll consider joining GDUI by becoming a member!
TSA CARES - New Service Announced by TSA
A toll-free helpline to provide information and assistance to passengers with disabilities and medical conditions before they travel.
Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. For more information, please visit our travel resource page.
GDUI Website Wins an Award!
GDUI is a proud affiliate of the American Council of the Blind and was honored at the 2012 convention with an award for our web site. Read about it in the September/October edition of the Braille Forum.