Guide Dog Users, Inc.
Guide Dog Users Inc. (GDUI) is the largest consumer-driven organization of guide dog handlers in the world. GDUI is an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and is a founding member of the Coalition of Assistance Dog Organizations (CADO).
We strive to promote civil rights and enhance the quality of life for working guide dog teams. Drawing on the experiences and varied knowledge of its members, GDUI provides peer support, advocacy and information to guide dog users everywhere. In addition, GDUI works with public entities, private businesses and individuals to ensure that guide dog users enjoy the same rights to travel, employment, housing, and participation in all aspects of life that people without disabilities enjoy.
The collective knowledge and experience of GDUI’s members drives constructive dialogue breaking down barriers of ignorance, opening doors for those of us men and women who live and work proudly and independently partnered with a well-trained guide dog.
The information and helpful resources shared here on GDUI.org are provided as a service to all who are interested in the guide dog and handler partnership. We invite you to explore our website and to become a part of GDUI!
Members of GDUI receive our award-winning, quarterly magazine, PawTracks, which is specially focused on news and features of interest to men and women who live and work partnered with a trained guide dog.
Contact GDUI for information about access law, promoting guide dog protection legislation and for information on training with, working with and traveling with a trained guide dog. GDUI assists with education, advocacy and empathizer outreach for fellow guide dog handlers. We can be reached by phone on our toll-free number which is given below.
Please explore our site for information relevant to guide dog handlers such as: federal and state legislation, products uniquely crafted for guide dog handlers, the first and only online comparison of guide dog training programs, and other information of interest to those who live and work with a trained guide dog partner. GDUI also hosts an e-mail discussion list for friendly discussion about guide dogs and exchanging information relevant to guide dog handlers.
GDUI Calls for a National Service Animal Protection Law
Please see our Press Release October 14, 2013
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.