Dialogue in the Dark is a platform for communication and a close exchange, provoking a change in perspectives. In the process of these perspective-changing experiences, they create jobs for blind and differently-abled people worldwide.
Present in over 30 countries and more than 160 sites in over 110 cities throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and America since it’s opening in 1988, it boasts of over 6 Million visitors and over 6,000 blind candidates gainfully employed.
The idea is simple; in complete darkness, blind individuals lead small groups of guests through a series of ordinary situations that are suddenly experienced extraordinarily, without eyesight. Role reversal takes place as sighted people lose familiar routines while blind people facilitate mobility and confidence, becoming ambassadors of a culture devoid of images. Everyone shares an unforgettable experience. Guests report enhanced perception and communication, a greater sense of empathy and solidarity, gratitude for their senses, and respect for those of whom the world sees differently. In the exhibition, blind guides lead visitors through a completely dark environment where one learns to interact by relying on other senses. The business workshops are led by professional trainers who are blind. The workshop activities provide an innovative and powerful tool for human resource development, reinforcing a collaborative mindset and emotional intelligence.