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Assistance Dogs

Preparing for new leash on life

When glaucoma robbed Fu Tai-fun of her sight six years ago it took away her mobility, as she no longer dared to go to unfamiliar places because she was afraid of getting lost.

Saturday, 7 July, 2012, 12:00am

Positive reinforcement key to dogs and domestic bliss

Many people are starting the year with a new addition to the family: a dog or puppy. And, as these furry four-legged companions bring joy to the household, they require effort and training to be your perfect pet.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

letters

We must do more for visually impaired

Sighted people find it difficult to understand what it feels to be blind. Living in darkness brings many obstacles and fears to the visually impaired.

This highlights the importance of using guide dogs to help them.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Seeing in the dark

People who are visually impaired often have to rely on someone or something, such as a cane, to help them move around. But Flora Fung, who is blind, prefers a guide dog.

11 May 2011 - 12:00am

Guide dogs face hurdles every step of the way

A second guide dog has arrived in Hong Kong to go into training for a future role as 'spiritual companion' to a blind person, but there are hurdles to overcome first in a city where many public places and most public transport is off limits to canines.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Making life easier and more accessible

Living in a dark, blurry and colourless world, the visually impaired in Hong Kong rely on a cane to move around. And they face many obstacles in their daily lives. Overhanging scaffolding, for example, poses a huge threat. This is because, using canes, the visually impaired are only aware of a 45-degree area in front of them as they walk.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Which of the following places/ forms of transport does not have a uniform exemption for guide dogs?

a. Restaurants

b. Minibuses

c. Public housing estates

d. Hotels

2 Why can't guide dogs be trained in supermarkets at the moment?

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Leading the way to a bright future

The blind in Hong Kong will no longer need to rely on a cane to find their way around, thanks to the territory's first guide dog since 1975.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Four-legged Google's new search mission

Google, the first guide dog to arrive in Hong Kong since 1975, flew in from Taiwan last night to the delight of the city's visually impaired people.

Like the popular internet search engine he is named after, four-month-old Google's role is to make everything easier to find and more accessible to blind people.

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

A welcome move to reintroduce guide dogs

The saying out of sight, out of mind is apt for guide dogs in Hong Kong. If people who can see thought about their absence, they might find it odd that our visually impaired fellow citizens rely on white sticks or escorts to negotiate our busy streets, given that guide dogs are common on the streets in other big cities.

11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

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