Living with vision loss – a young woman’s story about guide dogs, Islam and disability

Stigma against disability is strong in some communities, and can stop people from accessing services for fear of facing their community’s disapproval. In this video, a young woman of Muslim background talks about living with vision loss, and how having a guide dog has at times created difficulties with her Muslim friends.

This video was produced by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH). CEH offer a range of services and resources for health, community services and local government professionals as well as community members. For more information check the CEH Knowledge Hub.

 

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