Eye care professionals have been asked to assist Guide Dogs Australia by suggesting their patients with low vision or blindness participate in a survey.
The major national survey aims to better understand the voice of people with low vision or blindness, their challenges, issues, as well as achievements. Results will influence service delivery, inform advocacy campaigns, and support the ways Guide Dogs strives to shape policy and more.
Results will influence service delivery, inform advocacy campaigns, and support the ways Guide Dogs strives to shape policy and more
The survey is open to all Australians with low vision or blindness over the age of 18 – whether a Guide Dogs Client or not.
It closes on Sunday 19 March and can either be completed via an accessibility tested online survey, or over the phone. Results will be made available mid-year on the Guide Dogs Australia website.
In recognition of time taken to complete the survey, Guide Dogs Australia will offer 10 randomly selected participants a $200 Visa gift card.*
James Williams, Chair at Guide Dogs Australia said: “We want to thank the community in advance for completing the survey and sharing your thoughts. With your input Guide Dogs Australia will be better able to meaningfully represent and provide services that make a lasting impact for people with low vision or blindness.”
How to Complete the Survey
The online survey will take approximately 12 minutes to complete.
The survey has been accessibility tested by Guide Dogs Australia’s in-house experts, however, is participants experience any issues, they are encouraged to ask a trusted family member, friend or support worker for assistance. Accessibility tips and tricks for troubleshooting have also been provided.
Participants can register to complete the survey via phone by calling (AUS) 1800 965 900 and leaving their details. A representative will phone back to conduct the survey.
Guide Dogs Australia is limited to completing 350 phone surveys, but an unlimited number of participants can complete the survey online.
As such, Guide Dogs Australia does ask that those who are able to complete the survey online do so, to ensure enough phone survey spots are left for those who need them.