President, Guide Dog Association
President of the Guide Dog Association in Turkey, Nurdeniz Tuncer, a pioneer in rights and raised standards for accessibility inside the country. As a visually impaired woman with a guide dog of her own, the efforts of her organization work to spread the message of inclusivity for businesses while helping members of the disabled and visually impaired communities in Turkey be self- sufficient. The organization is continually active in awareness programs which have moved businesses and transportation towards being more accessible. They have also practiced what they preach by hiring professional guide dog trainers and recruiting willing families to prepare puppies to one day serve as eyes and constant companion to their visually impaired partner at no cost to the beneficiary.