In the beginning, the guide introduced the history and principle of Dialogue-in-the-Dark (DiD) Experience. It is a social enterprise that originated from Germany in 1988, and has since presented itself in over 34 countries and 164 cities across the world. The principle of DiD is "Engaging people of differences to create social impact".
The meaningful statement was recorded. "Sight is what we see with our eyes, Insight is what we gain without seeing." (肉眼見景象，黑暗悟真知。)
Then the safety regulation was briefed. No lighting equipment could bring inside the exhibition room.
Then I tried to use the blind stick and it had a technique to use in a right way.
The following special infrastructure for the visually impaired person were showed and explained.
After the experience in the Dark, we discussed our feeling and understood that we needed to appreciate what I had now. The workshop made us change our attitude toward people with visual impairment from sympathy to empathy, from disability to ability, and the value of social inclusion.
The seminar speaker was Mr. Antony Pang (General Manager, DiD HK Limited) and he explained their business idea and how to manage the social enterprise. He defined DiD was a social enterprise because of the following 3 definition.
I) Solve social problem
II) Self-finance model
Mr. Pang said that 1/3 revenue would be donated to charitable organization. He introduced a term "Differently Able" which was not "Disable".
I am totally agree the term "Differently Able". Every people have different ability no matter how they had any special needs. It depends on the environment in which they can exert themselves.
At the end, Dr. Jacky Ting represented HKSQ to present the souvenir to Mr. Pang.
Group photo was taken before dismissed.
HKSQ events - http://www.hksq.org/nevents.htm
DiD HK Limited - http://www.dialogue-in-the-dark.hk/web/