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Galata Dialogue Association

Be Ready To Forget What You Know In The Pitch Dark

The new Changemaker of Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program is the Galata Dialogue Association that tries to overcome the prejudices of society about “blindness”.

Galata Dialogue Association implements different projects in order to show people what they can achieve with their four senses. The Association tries to prove that persons with visual impairments can also take photos through the Blind Photographers Project and it also lets the volunteers read audiobooks in its recording studio which is available 24 hours a day. In this recording studio, 200 books from 200 different writers are being recorded by writers and voice artists, and every month an interview is organized with one of the writers of these recorded books. Theaters and audio descriptions of the cities are also arranged in the Association where people are working to make the museums more accessible for persons with visual impairments. Another well-known organization of the Association is the restaurant called “Dark Business” where people have dinner in the pitch dark.

From the Blindness Museum to the restaurant under the theme of “Be ready to forget what you know in the pitch dark”

Another popular organization of the Galata Dialogue Association is the restaurant situated at the heart of Galata… In this restaurant which is the most important source of income of the Association, the guests have their dinner in the pitch dark and do not know what they eat till the end of the night. The staff of this extraordinary restaurant consists of persons with visual impairments and the guests have a totally different experience only by using their four senses.

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