May 27, 2022

A study of 1,000 children between the ages of six and 11 and their parents found that children wanted answers.

Among them is ‘How much can you see?’ (34%) and ‘How do you choose your clothes?’ (33%).

With that, ‘How do you recognize people?’ (32%) and ‘Do you understand what colors are?’ (30%).

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Despite their curiosity, research by Guide Dogs also found that 44% of parents polled said their young children had never asked them about their disability – such as being blind or visually impaired. Lose.

And 57% of young people admitted that they were worried about talking to blind or visually impaired people about their disability.

Give children the opportunity to ask questions

In response to these findings, a video of schoolchildren being allowed to ask a blind person anything is shown – including how they poop a dog and if they ever Get lost

Students at Welholme Academy in Grimsby and Kingston Primary School in Benfleet studied subjects that many adults would avoid – including asking if blind people dream in color.

Vlogger Siobhan Meade, who has been completely blind since losing his sight at the age of 16, was sitting on the hot seat, responding to what young children told him and his guide dog, Marty. Was

When one of the children asked if she could dream, she said: “I dream and have colorful dreams.

The little ones couldn’t stop their excitement as they asked Seobhan how he knew where his dog had gone for a drink – and how she picked him up.

“Marty has a special pen where I can take him to the toilet and I have a special order that I have to give him to go to the toilet.

“But I don’t want to say it out loud because I don’t want him to go to the toilet here. It won’t be good, will it?” Seoban joked.

“People with disabilities are naturally curious about how people with disabilities live their lives – not just children but adults as well.

“However, adults may find it more difficult to address people from the blind or visually impaired community, possibly due to their limited interaction with people with these disorders.

“That’s why it’s so important to meet the kids – this is a great opportunity to make a positive and accurate impression, and of course, introduce them to Guide Dog Marty.”

Lisa Petrie, head of the Children and Youth Services for Guide Dogs, added: “Visual impairment is a growing problem in the UK.

“Every day, 250 more people are joining the 2 million people who are already losing their sight, and that number will double by 2050.”

“Guide dogs are here to help visually impaired people live the life of their choice. It’s part of our motivation to go to school.

“We want to raise awareness and educate about the breadth and depth or our services that go far beyond our beloved guide dogs.

“We are working tirelessly to raise awareness of our work and the support we provide to the public, including young people.”

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