National Association of Guide Dog Users The National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU) is a proud division of the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States. The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.The National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU) is an organization for blind people who currently use guide dogs as mobility tools, those considering getting a guide dog, or those who want to learn more about the use of such dogs. We provide a forum for those interested in the guide dog movement to discuss common issues and to increase opportunities for those who have chosen to use a guide dog for independent travel. NAGDU works to promote sound practices in the training and use of such dogs for mobility by offering input and advice to guide dog training programs. We are also committed to educating business owners, law enforcement officers, and the general public about state and federal laws that give disabled people the right to be accompanied by their guide dogs. For more specific information about guide dogs, you may click on the links below or get in touch with us at

  • National Association of Guide Dog Users
  • National Federation of the Blind
  • 813-626-2789
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Guide Dog Access Rights and Responsibilities

Guide dog access laws for the U.S. and other countries

Membership Information

Become a member of NAGDU. Joining the National Association of Guide Dog Users also makes you a member of the National Federation of the Blind.

Harness Up

Newsletter issues and archives

NAGDU's e-Mail Discussion List

Join the e-Mail discussion list or read the archives.

Guide Dog Training Programs

List of guide dog training programs in the U.S. and other countries

NAGDU's Board of Directors

Contact information for NAGDU's Board of Directors

National Federation of The Blind

To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind, visit the NFB website. Or you can contact the NFB by using the information given below:

  

  • National Federation of the Blind
  • Jernigan Institute
  • 200 East Wells Street
  • Baltimore, Maryland 21230
  • Phone: (410)659-9314

 

For more information, contact

  • Marion Gwizdala
  • President
  • National Association of Guide Dog Users
  • (813) 626-2789
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