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Guide Dog Handler Rights

Content Provider:
Canadian National Institute for the Blind


5 minutes

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Guide dogs, for people who are blind or partially sighted, are permitted by law wherever the general public are permitted. However, every day people are denied access to restaurants, taxis, hotels, etc. because they are accompanied by a guide dog.

This short video clarifies the laws that protect guide dog handlers including some laws that give police the right to investigate the access denial and lay charges.

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Services, Student, Private Security, Government and Other First Responders

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Content for this video was provided by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.