Isaac the Guide Dog

Guide Dogs (formerly Guide Dogs for the Blind Association) are a wonderful charity which help blind and visually impaired people up and down the country.

 

It costs huge sums to breed and train guide dogs and this is a charity that needs our support.

 

I have supported this charity over the years and was very happy to take part in a training exercise last week where I was blindfolded and taken around Northampton town centre by a young guide dog in training called Isaac. This was organised by the Guide Dogs charity in order to raise awareness of the problems and issues people with visual impairments experience every day, by such obstructions as A-Boards placed on pavements.

 

Vehicles parked on the pavements cause particular problems for visually-impaired people and of course they also obstruct wheelchairs, pushchairs and others, and can damage footpaths as well.