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Video: Visually impaired walk in Leeds for Guide Dog Week

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Blind and partially sighted people made their way through Leeds, to highlight the difficulties they face every day.

The group, which consisted of around 12 blind and visually impaired people with around 30 guide dogs and sighted guides, met outside Leeds Bus Station before making their way by bus and on foot to the Age UK Cafe, in Mark Lane, Leeds city centre.

At the cafe they demonstrated sighted guide techniques and visitors were asked to put on blindfolds and negotiate obstacles with a guide dog or a hi-tech electronic UltraCane as part of Guide Dog Week.

The event aims to promote the mobility support and training that Guide Dogs and other organisations can provide and to highlight mobility and access issues in the city.

Visit: www.guidedogs.org.uk for further information on Guide Dog Week.

 

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