Electric cars and guide dog teams


A guide dog stopping at a curb to alert its handler that there is an electric/silent car ahead.
Image from another website (I don’t own this picture): http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/03/26/the-whispering-death-is-back-and-stalking-britains-streets-for-the-first-time-in-40-years/

I like reading other guide dog handlers’ blogs. I found this post and thought it covered a lot of good ground. Instead of discussing it myself, why not share a fellow blogger’s work?

https://chelseastark.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/electric-and-hybrid-cars-and-blind-and-visually-impaired-people/

Silent electric or hybrid cars are pretty dangerous to people with visual impairments. BUT when we were in training, the lead trainer used a hybrid car to make sure our guide would safely navigate us around it. So that was kinda cool.

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

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