The NAGDU Guide & Service Animal Information & Advocacy app provides general information about the state and federal laws from the United States, as well as the laws from Canada, that protect the civil rights of disabled individuals who use service dogs. The app contains excerpts from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), each of the state statutes, and the various laws from Canada that protect the rights of those who use service dogs, as well as general guidance concerning access to specific types of establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, health care facilities and more. In addition, this app provides the ability to directly connect with a live advocate who has been specially trained to help you resolve access issues as they occur.
We intend to continue to update this app with improvements and new features, so if you don't see something you'd like, please let us know.
This app is provided as a public service of the National Association of Guide dog users (NAGDU), a strong & proud division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).
Added sections on ride sharing services, British Columbia laws, and updated the About the NFB section.
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic app for guide dog users!
I downloaded this app months ago and all but forgot about it until I was humiliated by being denied access to a restaurant with my guide, Scout. This kind of crime can make you feel so embarrassed and powerless that you just want to distance yourself from the scene.
With the NAGDU app in hand, you won't feel so powerless. when you phone the police, you have the statute in your hand detailing the crime and punishment for interfering with your protected right of enjoying public accommodations. The hotline service is also awesome. Guide dog users shouldn't be without it.
Let's hope this never happens to you, but if it does, you're prepared. Rolling the video camera helps as well. No expectations of privacy in public.
Thanks NFB and NAGDU!!!
Request for future update
I love that I can have the ADA laws handy instead of needing to buy cards. I wish in the state specific laws however that for Massachusetts and any other state you could add that the state laws say a service dog in training is given the same rights as a service dog.
awesome and super handy
the only change i would make would be to have an option to view the laws in Spanish. but this is super helpful and handy and its awesome that its free!!
- National Association of Guide Dog Users Inc.
- 63.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 National Association of Guide Dog Users Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.