The deadline for article submissions for the next edition of Visionary Magazine is 1st October 2024.

The special topic for the next edition is: Ways that organisations have been able to reduce costs and/or improve efficiencies. Please send articles as a word document to the I G D F  Office by the above deadline.

Visionary is the international journal of the IGDF. It is produced 3 times each year and contains articles and updates from around the world. Each issue has a special theme, but also contains topical articles of general interest, as well as updates from the IGDF Chair, Office, and Communications Committee on what is going on.

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If you would like to submit an article about what’s happening at your IGDF organisation, please forward it to enquiries@igdf.org.uk. 

Guidance to submitting and article can be found here. 

The deadline for our March edition of Visionary is 1st February.
The deadline for our July edition of Visionary is 1st June.
The deadline for our November edition of Visionary is 1st October.

March 2024

Special topic:

The Social Benefits of Guide Dog Ownership

Articles also include:

The Seeing Eye celebrates its 95th anniversary

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November 2023

Special topics:

Access Refusals – how are you working with clients to combat access refusals in your country?; And

Puppy Raisers – what new methods is your organisation using to recruit new puppy raisers, & to retain existing ones?

Articles also include:

Guide dogs Russia celebrates its 20th anniversary
Samsung Guidedog School’s 30th Anniversary

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July 2023

Special topic: Training Guide Dogs in Challenging Climatic Conditions

Articles Include:

Training Guide Dogs in the sun, the snow, and the slosh
2023 IGDF Conference, Vancouver, Canada
IWDA Breeders Workshop, Vancouver Canada
Xabat receives the Animal Welfare Award from the Official Veterinarians College of Madrid
From Ukraine to Poznań for the eyes
Blind Low Vision New Zealand’s State-of-the-Art Mobility Centre

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March 2023

Special topic: Global economics and its impact on fundraising and services

Articles Include:

International White Cane Awareness Day in South Africa
A Culture of Philanthropy
K N G F Books Success with ‘Ode to the Retiring Dog’ Campaign
Guide Dogs Western Australia’s Inaugural Breeding Program
In Love with a Shared Guide Dog

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November 2022

Special topic: Cultural Celebrations

Articles Include:

Cultural Celebrations at the Israel Guide Dog Centre
Specialty Meals Make Everyone Feel Welcomed
A tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following feedback, the IGDF Podcast will now run as a separate publication to the Visionary magazine, with additional interviews and stories.

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July 2022

Special topic: International Guide Dog Day 2022

Articles Include:
Helicopter Rescue of Visually Impaired and Guide Dogs in Times of Disasters
Scuola Nazionale Cani Guida per Ciechi and Guide Dogs of America Collaborate
International Guide Dog Day, Korea: “Thank you! We will remember you forever!”

March 2022

Special topic: Changes in practise as a result of the global pandemic

Articles Include:
The Future For International Standards
Puppy Raisers App: Gur Report
Preparing Guide Dogs Amidst a Global Pandemic
The Joy of Going Out For Everyone!

November 2021

Special topic: International Sporting Achievements and the Tokyo Olympics

Articles Include:
Mathilda Guide Dogs Celebrates 10 years, and tribute to Countess Mathilda Nostitz
The Canada – Australia project
Transitioning International Guide Dog Federation to become an accredited certification body
IGDF Conference 2022

July 2021

Special topic: International Guide Dog Day

Articles Include:
Members to Benefit from Generous Support
Pawgust
Guide Dog Climate in Singapore
Sticker Art Project to Promote Accessibility

March 2021 Visionary Magazine and Podcast - Click the image to open the issue in a new tab

March 2021

Special topic: Educating Guide Dogs During the Pandemic

Articles Include:
John Gosling AM
Introducing the Visionary Podcast
Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dogs Training Centre
Update on ISO Standards

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