Freedom Guide Dogs for Kids

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Kids can learn about guide dogs and visual impairement from this brief, fun presentation with links to Freedom Guide Dogs' website. Plus watch video from Freedom's YouTube Channel!

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  • If one of those parts gets damaged, it can cause a visual impairment.
  • Freedom Guide Dogs for Kids

    1. 1. Freedom Guide Dogs Learning about Guide Dogs, Blindness and Visual Impairment
    2. 2. The eye has different parts with different jobs
    3. 3. Some people’s eyes have trouble doing their jobs so they can’t see as well. That is called visual impairment.
    4. 4. People without visual impairment will see this image clearly
    5. 5. This is what someone with glaucoma sees…
    6. 6. This is what someone with retinitis sees…
    7. 7. This is what someone with retinopathy sees…
    8. 8. Without sight, blind & visually impaired people use their other senses to help them do things
    9. 9. Sense of Smell
    10. 10. Sense of Taste
    11. 11. Sense of Hearing
    12. 12. Sense of Touch
    13. 13. What are some tools that visually impaired people can use to help them do things?
    14. 14. Sighted Guide The blind person holds onto a sighted person’s arm. The sighted person guides them where they need to go
    15. 15. Cane The blind person moves the cane back and forth in front of them to feel for obstacles
    16. 16. Guide Dogs
    17. 17. Guide Dogs help get blind people from one place to another
    18. 18. Guide Dogs are the eyes for someone who is blind or visually impaired
    19. 19. They can help a blind person cross the street…
    20. 20. … Go to the store
    21. 21. … Avoid obstacles
    22. 22. … Or just be a great friend!
    23. 23. If you see someone with a guide dog…
    24. 24. How do you know it’s a guide dog? Harness
    25. 25. Then the guide dog can do it’s job and take the blind person safely from one place to another
    26. 26. For more information about guide dogs, go to: www.freedomguidedogs.org And watch videos of the puppies and trainers on the Freedom Guide Dog Channel on YouTube!

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