Dialogue In The Dark (DiD) aims to increase social awareness of people with visual and other impairments, change mindsets to encourage and promote an inclusive society, and promote employment for the disabled, in partnership with community-minded companies and organisations.
Through special events and workshops, DiD puts visitors in everyday situations – except in complete darkness. Simple things like crossing the street or visiting a hawker centre suddenly become extraordinary challenges. Visitors must navigate the exhibition in the dark, with the help of guides who are blind. This is a fresh kind of experiential learning, very hands-on and thought-provoking. The sensory adventure of Dialogue in the Dark Singapore offers a unique learning opportunity for visitors of all ages.
For more information on them, click on About DiD.
Location: Dialogue in the Dark Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Block 5 #01-03
Contact: go to DiD Contact.
Booking information: go to DiDbooking.
1) Basic Tour
Their introductory tour is called Dialogue In The Dark Tour, in which a guide takes groups of 8 people on an adventure of what it’s like to be blind in Singapore. More information on this tour below:
2) Birthday In The Dark/ Lunch In The Dark
Celebrate your birthday or a meal with a twist, as you experience a sensory adventure with your loved ones in complete darkness!
For more on Lunch In The Dark, click LunchDiD.
DiD also offers a series of workshops for both corporate and school groups for experiential learning. For more information, click on Did Workshops.
4) Combo Experience
A 2 hour programme that combines both tour and workshop.
My own experience with DiD Tour
It was an ‘eye-opening’ experience (pun intended!). It certainly made my group realize how much we took our sight for granted. Thanks to our warm and cheery guide, who was slightly visually impaired, Hans, we managed to navigate through a simulation of walking through different landscapes in Singapore. The conversation after that was equally illuminating, as it gave us the chance to reflect on the various emotions we struggled with during the experience, and ask Hans questions about his experience of being visually impaired.