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Many visually impaired people who use guide dogs are still suffering from discrimination two years after a law banning such a practice came into force, a survey by a guide dog training organization showed Tuesday.

In the research conducted in the 10 months through February, 63.0 percent of respondents said they were denied entry to shops or facilities because they were accompanied by guide dogs. The nationwide survey covered 235 guide dog owners and received 119 responses, according to The Eye Mate Inc.

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