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Guide Dog Users Group launches Innovative Mobile App
Tampa, Florida (September 17, 2014): The National Association of Guide dog Users Inc., a division of the National Federation of the Blind and the nation’s leading service animal advocacy organization, announced today that it has release the NAGDU Guide & Service Dog Advocacy & Information app. This new IOS app provides comprehensive information about the rights and responsibilities of service animal users under state and federal law.
“Every law in the United States concerning service animals can now be in your pocket,” says Marion Gwizdala, NAGDU’s president and a guide dog user himself. “There is no other single source for this type of information.”
The NAGDU app provides the entire text of the implementing regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerning service animals, along with the relevant laws of each state. It also offers specific guidance for those industries in which service animal users face the most challenges, such as restaurants, taxicabs, hotels, and health care facilities. In addition, those who face discrimination because of their service dog can use the app to call a special advocate trained to resolve such issues. The app is provided for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users free of charge as a public service by the National Association of guide dog Users. You can find the app by going to
or by simply searching for “NAGDU” in the Apple app store.
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About the National Association of guide dog Users
The National Association of Guide dog Users is the nation’s leading membership organization for blind people who use guide dogs. NAGDU is a strong and proud division of the National Federation of the Blind. NAGDU conducts public awareness campaigns on issues of guide dog use, provides advocacy support for guide dog handlers who face discrimination, supports sound policy and effective legislation to protect the rights of guide dog users, offers educational programs to school and civic organizations, and functions as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind. For more information about the National Association of Guide Dog Users and to support their work, you can visit their website at
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About the NFB
The National Federation of the Blind is the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States. The NFB believes that the real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight, but low expectations of the blind that create obstacles to achieving their highest potential. The Federation provides scholarships to blind students; support for those who are blind or losing their eyesight; advocacy for the blind facing discrimination; and educational programs for the general public on topics of blindness. The NFB is not an organization that speaks on behalf of the blind; they are the blind speaking for themselves. For more information about the National Federation of the Blind, you can visit their website at