Don't say 'no' to guide dogs

Don't say 'no' to guide dogs

Our society aims to be inclusive and gracious, and one way to achieve this is to ensure that the needs of blind people are met. However, our environment is not conducive to those with trained guide dogs.

Many public establishments, including supermarkets, shopping centres and eateries, do not allow dogs on their premises. Even cabbies refuse to pick up blind people and their guide dogs.

Surely, an exception should be made for individuals with guide dogs.

Should there not be flexibility in allowing these individuals to use public facilities with ease?

Businesses and public transport companies could be more accommodating and kinder.

Ada Chan Siew Foen, Reader


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