Access laws in the United States and Canada, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), permit people who are blind to be accompanied by their guide dogs everywhere the general public is allowed: stores, restaurants, office buildings, taxis, buses and all areas of public accommodation. A guide dog is trained to stand, sit or lie quietly in public places when not leading. But individual states and provinces have their own laws as well. For information on each, click the links below.
State and Province Access Laws