[Nfbnet-members-list] Some stats on the NAGDU Guide & Service Dog Advocacy App

NAGDU President blind411 at verizon.net
Wed Jan 25 23:26:59 UTC 2017

Dear All,

                 As many of you know, one of our 
most innovative programs supporting the civil 
rights of service dog users is our Mobile app. 
This mobile app contains the text of the 
implementing regulations of the Americans with 
Disabilities Act concerning service dogs, the 
entire text of each state law ensuring the rights 
of service dog users in that state, specific 
guidance for industries of particular concern to 
service dog handlers, e.g., restaurants, hotels, 
taxicabs, and healthcare facilities, and 
information about the National Association of 
Guide Dog Users and the National Federation of 
the Blind. This app also provides users the 
opportunity to connect directly through the app 
with the NAGDU Information & Advocacy Hotline, as 
well as send an email message for more 
information. This app is provided free of charge 
as a public service by the National Association of Guide Dog Users.

This app was launched in September 2015. By 
December 31, 2015, the app had been downloaded 
1,069 times. We get a weekly update of our app 
downloads and, on average, the app is downloaded 
about 20 times per week. During the week of 
January 9 – 15, the app was downloaded 35 times 
and during the week of January 16 – 22 it was 
downloaded 14 times. According to our analytics, 
as of January 22, the NAGDU Guide & Service Dog 
Mobil App has been downloaded 3,324 times.

                 If you have not downloaded this 
invaluable tool, you can do so by searching 
“NAGDU” IN THE APP STORE. We are currently 
updating the state law section of the app, adding 
Canadian laws, developing new dynamic features, 
such as a “share” button and utilizing GPS 
technology that will bring the laws of the state 
you are in as your first result, placing the app 
in the Canadian app store, and developing the app 
for other platforms. Watch for updates to the app in future email messages!

Fraternally yours,

Marion Gwizdala, President
National Association of Guide Dog Users Inc. (NAGDU)
National Federation of the Blind
(813) 626-2789
President at NAGDU.ORG

The National Federation of the Blind knows that 
blindness is not the characteristic that defines 
you or your future. Every day we raise 
expectations because low expectations create 
barriers between blind  people and our dreams. 
You can live the life you want! Blindness is not what holds you back.

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