[nagdu] Treatment of People with Guide Dogs
ntorcolini at wavecable.com
Sat Sep 14 05:48:37 UTC 2013
I don't use a cane much any more, but, even when I did, I luckily never had
anyone grab my cane. If they did, I would probably have pulled it away and
then lightly tapped them with it. One time, a cab driver tried to grab
Lexia's harness handle.
Ugh, yes, the whole grab the blind person thing. Usually, it's just my arm,
but I still consider it rude. Depending on who it is, I usually shake them
From: nagdu [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Tracy Carcione
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 5:00 AM
To: NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users
Subject: Re: [nagdu] Treatment of People with Guide Dogs
I don't use a cane much, but I have had people try to grab the cane to lead
me. How to make a blind gal go ballistic!
I don't usually have problems with people trying to give my dog directions.
If they try, I think they catch on pretty quick that he's not listening to
What happens most to me, whether I'm using dog or cane, is that people try
to grab me and push me where they want me to go, in ways they would never
think of grabbing a sighted woman they don't know extremely well.
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From: "Nicole Torcolini" <ntorcolini at wavecable.com>
To: "'NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users'"
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Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 8:42 PM
Subject: [nagdu] Treatment of People with Guide Dogs
> Some of the recent threads have made me think of something kind of
> interesting. No, you don't interact with someone who has a guide dog the
> same way that you interact with someone who has a cane, but, if people
> treat us more like we were using canes instead of dogs, we would not have
> many problems. For example, some people have problems with people trying
> give their dog directions. When someone has a cane instead of a dog, this
> problem does not happen. The same goes for interacting with the dog. You
> don't hear about people messing with canes as often as you hear about
> messing with dogs. What do people think of this?
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