Blind BBC journalist Ian Hamilton has to find a new guide dog. For eight years Ian has relied on his trusted guide dog Moss but now Moss is getting old and has to retire. Born to Lead charts Ian's journey as he tries to find a replacement dog. Along the way Ian asks why so few visually impaired people rely on guide dogs and he explores what the alternatives are to guide dogs from white sticks to cutting edge technology where you can "see" with your tongue. As Ian sees his guide dog as a key to his independence the film also uncovers the startling fact that across Britain 180,000 visually impaired people never leave their home alone.