Seeing Eye Dog Association (SEDA) National Puppy Centre

4 June 2014

SEDA is the first facility of its kind in Australia and comprises a rehabilitation therapy pool, grooming areas, whelping rooms, indoor and outdoor play areas and kennels. We designed sound-proof viewing areas for the general public with direct camera links around the centre to large screen televisions.

Medland Metropolis also integrated cBraille into the design for the new center. The signage system uses LED bulbs to form braille. Given that 90% of visually impaired people are able see some light, the bulbs, which do not transmit heat, act as a beacon to the signage which can be read by touch.

Vision Australia now expects to connect 100 people per year with seeing eye dogs, more than doubling what they had been previously able to match.