PARRAMATTA-BASED solicitor Vaughan Roles knows first-hand the difficulties people with guide dogs still face.
Born blind, he has relied on the assistance of a guide dog for 10 years.
State and federal laws that allow guide dogs to enter hospitality venues are still being ignored by some restaurants, clubs and cafes.
Mr Roles said it was important hospitality staff were aware of their legal responsibilities.
"I'm lucky because I work as a solicitor and have the legal knowledge to assist proprietors to understand the access laws," he said.
"It's not easy to explain to young children why their dad is being told he can't come into premises because he uses a guide dog.
"For the kids, the dog is like another member of the family and they find it particularly distressing when we have to go somewhere else.
"Generally, most restaurants are good though."
Mr Roles said his guide dog, Bear, effectively gave him a pair of eyes.
Last week (April 22-28), the Guide Dogs Welcome Here campaign was held.
Guide Dogs CEO Dr Graeme White said access to hospitality venues was a right for those in need of visual assistance.