For most of us, getting out and about is something we take for granted, but for those who are blind or have low vision, crossing the street, getting on a bus or train, or just being able to work out where they are while outdoors, at playtime or in the midst of traffic and other pedestrians, can pose challenges.

But, thanks to a generous $500,000 grant from the Victorian State Government, Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs has been able to design, build and commission a world-first, state-of-the-art, under cover mobility training centre that will provide a safe and realistic place for a person who is blind or has low vision to become familiar and confident, with either their newly-matched Seeing Eye Dog or their white cane, without the fear that can come from training outside.

young boy with cane in front training to cross road

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