[Nfbnet-members-list] NAGDU App Now Available on google Play Store

NAGDU President blind411 at verizon.net
Fri Oct 6 04:38:43 UTC 2017

Leading Guide Dog Users’ Membership & Advocacy 
Organization Releases DYNAMIC UPDATE TO App

                 When the National Association of 
Guide Dog Users Inc., a strong & proud division 
of the National Federation of the Blind, launched 
the NAGDU Guide & Service Animal Advocacy & 
Information mobile app, it was hailed as an 
innovative ambitious project. This mobile app was 
the first to compile all the relevant state and 
federal service animal laws in the United States, 
along with associated guidance articles to help 
service animal users and businesses alike 
understand their rights and responsibilities. 
This mobile app has been downloaded by THOUSANDS 
OF iOS users and has been helpful in resolving 
numerous access issues across the country! Now, 
with the advent of iOS 11 and with the input from 
hundreds of users, the National Association of 
Guide Dog Users is excited to announce the 
release of version 2.1 of the NAGDU Guide & 
Service Dog advocacy & Information mobile app for 
iOS and Android. Here is what you will find in version 2.1

·         Every state statute has been researched & updated
·         The laws for each of the Canadian provinces is now included
·         The app is available in the Canadian app store
·         The entire regulations of the U.S. 
Department of Justice is available with a tap
·         Specific guidance for industries of concern to service dog users
·         Frequently Asked Questions to help 
these industries understand their rights & responsibilities
·         A direct email button to get more 
specific guidance & offer suggestions
·         A direct telephone connection to speak with a trained advocate
·         A more dynamic app & frequent updates

“Those of us who use service dogs are 
discriminated against more frequently than most 
know about,” says Marion Gwizdala, a guide dog 
user who serves as the NAGDU president. “We 
believe this new app will help guide & other 
service dog users better advocate for themselves, 
while providing accurate information to the 
general public and places of public accommodation 
so that instances of discrimination are resolved quickly and amicably!”

This incredible app is provided absolutely free 
as a public service by the National Association 
of Guide Dog Users and was created with the 
generous support of Aaron Cannon, a blind 
accessible software engineer and NAGDU member. We 
also extend a special word of thanks to Michigan 
State University’s Animal Legal & Historical 
Center for the use of their legal research and 
information on state and provincial laws. Before 
this announcement was even released, the app had 
been downloaded more than 1400 times! To download 
your copy of this awesome mobile app, simply go 
to the App Store and type “NAGDU” in the search 
field; it’s that easy! Once you download the app, 
please browse through the information and send us 
your feedback. You can do this directly from the 
app by using the “send an email” feature. We look 
forward to hearing from you and working with you 
to raze the expectation of the blind in the 
United States so we can live the lives we want!

For more information about the National 
Association of Guide Dog Users or the National 
Federation of the blind, please visit the following websites:

National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU)

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)


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