Participants are led through an African village, in total darkness, by guides who are themselves blind. Without sight, participants will learn to navigate using sound, touch and scent, and are invited to experience the creativity and extraordinary capabilities of the visually impaired.
Available Booking Schedules
We usually run our Blind X-perience simulation together with our AIDS X-perience simulation, as part of a global health focus. We run our programmes at our site across two booking-slots daily, Tuesday to Saturday. They are as follows:
09:45 Arrival, bathroom break, name-tags
10:00 Introduction to the programme
12:30 Visit to our Fair Trade Café and Shop
13:00 End of programme
13:45 Arrival, bathroom break, name-tags
14:00 Introduction to the programme
16:30 Visit to our Fair Trade Café and Shop
17:00 End of programme
The Blind X-perience is also available as a stand-alone programme. In this case, kindly factor in an hour only for the simulation component in the sample schedules above.
- Booking: Participation is by booking. If you would like to make a booking, kindly fill in our online booking form.
- Language: This programme is available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
- Suggested Group Size: We tend to suggest a minimum number of participants of 8 and a maximum of 40. It is, on occasion, possible to combine with other groups in order to participate.
- Program fee: There is a program fee for this programme. Please email us for a quotation.
- Suggested age-range for programme: 7-Adult
- Please check out our Booking FAQ’s for details on:
- The terms and conditions of your booking (including our cancellation and weather policy, and what happens if your number of participants changes)
- What to bring when you visit
- Directions to our site
- .. and more
“Blind and sighted people can work together, to help the world and to participate in change.” Ming has been a guide in our Blind X-perience since 2012, helping people step into the shoes of those without sight in places of poverty. Watch the video below!
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“… I have never [experienced sightless-ness] for such a long, sustained period. Today it helped me understand the challenges they face. I have no idea how I could survive like this in Africa. An amazing experience!”