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Building Empathy for the Blind

Jul 31, 2018 01:45PM

The fifth annual Dining in the Dark event for the Florida Center for the Blind will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., October 26, at the Hilton of Ocala. Guests will walk and dine in total darkness to experience the same challenges faced every day by blind and visually impaired persons.

 

SWAT teams of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Ocala Police Department will escort attendees into the darkness and serve the meals using night vision goggles. Dining in the Dim is available for those preferring a more subtle experience into the world of vision loss.

 

Tickets available in advance only. Cost is $75 per person, $140 per couple or $500 for the VIP experience. Early bird pricing until Aug. 15. Location: 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala. Call 352-873-4700, email [email protected] or visit flblind.org.