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.