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Objectives

The Federation's objectives are to:

  1. Promote to new and existing member schools via:
    • The instruction of people with vision disabilities in the use of Guide Dogs;
    • The concept of breeding, development, care and training of dogs as safe and efficient guides for people with vision disabilities.
  2. Set and promote standards for:
    • Breeding and selection of Guide Dogs
    • Selection and education of staff
    • Instruction of people with vision disabilities in the use of Guide Dogs
  3. Advise all those who express interest in establishing a Guide Dog organisation.
  4. Accredit Guide Dog organisations which achieve IGDF standards and continue to monitor their eligibility.
  5. Advance the exchange of knowledge and understanding between organisations.
  6. Raise awareness of the benefits of Guide Dog mobility with the relevant statutory agencies and public and private organisations to achieve understanding and financial support of its work.
  7. Encourage Guide Dog organisations to support access (quarantine, public places, transport) for Guide Dog organisation graduates.
  8. Collaborate with other relevant organisations of and for people with vision disabilities.