To mark Guide Dogs Week 2016 (1-9th October), MLAs joined a group of Guide Dogs NI Campaigners for lunch at Parliament Buildings.
MLAs were invited to wear a blindfold during the lunch to experience, in a fun and relaxed environment, some of the challenges faced by people with sight loss on a daily basis.
The campaigners took the opportunity to speak with the MLAs about their personal experiences of living with sight loss, and their campaigning objectives.
Prior to the blindfold lunch, the Guide Dogs NI Campaigners attended an Assembly Community Connect training session to learn about how the Assembly works, to better understand how they can campaign on their key issues.
Assembly Community Connect works to enhance connections between the Assembly and the Community through education and outreach. It provides free training, information and support for the local community. Assembly Community Connect is open to all individuals who wish to engage with the Assembly, its processes and structures. Find out more and register for upcoming training courses by following this link.