Cracker of a presentation from Ruby
Our speaker on 28th July was Ruby Mooney ably assisted by her guide dog, a 2 year old black labrador named Cracker.
She and Cracker have been a team for around 10 months and Ruby explained how guide dogs can assist in the day-to-day lives of visually impaired people.
Ruby is a volunteer consultant with Guide Dogs (UK) and she highlighted a few campaigns they are involved in. These include stops on bus routes being announced by the driver in a similar manner to trains and encouraging schools to teach independent living skills to visually impaired people.
She explained the process of training guide dogs which takes around 18 months with the organisation having a training centre in Forfar and mobility teams based in Edinburgh and Hamilton. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mike Williams.