Guide Dog advocacy
How to self advocate
Most people in the vision loss community experience issues with access at some stage of their life and, from our experience, the probability of this happening with a Guide Dog is especially high. Guide Dogs Victoria encourages self-advocacy – speaking out to make things better for you and for others, achieving independence and equality. In most circumstances it is best for you to lead this individual advocacy process as you have all the relevant information, it gives you the control over the situation, and it is very important that the organization you are lodging your feedback hears about your specific needs or concerns.
Guide Dogs Victoria provides resources to support self-advocacy. For full details of the resources we provide, a guide to the steps involved in Self-Advocacy, and what to do if you still have concerns, please open or download our Self-Advocacy Toolkit.
View the Self-Advocacy Toolkit online
Download the Self-Advocacy toolkit (Word)