There’s a lot of things that we take for granted in life, and our eyesight might be the biggest offender in that respect.
Think about it — we stare at a computer the entire day at school/work, squint at the tiny text on our phones on the commute back home, and then kick back by watching YouTube on yet another screen with little regard to what it’s doing to our eyes in the long run.
What we don’t realise (or try not to think about, at least) is that some people don’t have access to this seemingly basic privilege, and Dialogue In The Dark is giving you the chance to take a literal walk in their shoes.
See Less, Learn More
For the uninitiated, Dialogue In The Dark is a social initiative that allows you to experience the life of a visually impaired person.
Led by guides who are visually impaired themselves, you’ll be taken through specially designed rooms that are shrouded in darkness, and learn how they perform everyday tasks walking in the park and visiting a cafe.
It’s a sobering experience, to say the least, and one that is sure to make you appreciate life a little more.
Now, we’re fully aware that Dialogue In The Dark isn’t exactly a new concept (the Singapore branch has been opened since 2009), but we’re writing this because now could the best time to try it.
Tickets for this experience usually cost $15 and $25 for students and adults respectively, but as part of the Tedx Pickering Street Adventures series of events, you can attend a session on the 6th of October completely free (you’ll need to pay $2 deposit, but it’ll be refunded at the door).
We’re pretty sure that there’s limited slots and they’ll be snatched up quick on account of being…y’know, free, so head over to Peatix now to secure a place.
TedxPickering Street Adventures: Dialogue In The Dark
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic — 535 Clementi Road, Block 5, #01-03
Date: 6 Oct 2018
Time: 1:30pm – 4pm
Price: Free ($2 Deposit)
(Header Image Source: Dialogue In The Dark — Singapore)