Partners for Independent Travel
At GDB we are proud to partner with orientation and mobility specialists. Your services are an essential part of preparing individuals who are visually impaired to be successfully partnered with a guide dog. We thank you for serving as our ambassadors, and for providing the critical skills that create the foundation for the enhanced independence, mobility, and freedom that go along with the guide dog lifestyle.
Is Your Client Ready?
To determine if a client would be good candidate to travel with a guide dog, please visit our O&M Client Readiness page (link below) to learn what traits and skills a person should possess in order to be successful. Typically, candidates must demonstrate the following:
- Safe, independent travel to purposeful destinations
- A genuine need for a guide dog to enhance independent travel; the desire to have the companionship of a guide dog, and the ability to care for a dog
- A safe and supportive home environment
If your client is ready, the next step is for them to complete our Application. The application captures their basic information and asks for details of three of their established independent travel routes.