Melbourne Awards 2018

What a fantastic night we had at the Melbourne Awards on Saturday night. Although Dialogue in the Dark did not take home the trophy, it was an absolute honour to be nominated in our first 18 months of operation, alongside some truly inspirational organisations.

Regarding our nomination, Dialogue in the Dark Manager, Peter Collins said, “We are just so proud to have been recognised as a finalist for such a prestigious award after only opening our doors in June last year.”

“It has taken our team immense commitment, dedication and tenacity to make the Dialogue in the Dark experience a success. From day one, our guides have willingly opened themselves up to share their stories and spark a greater social dialogue to inform and challenge society’s understanding of the diverse skills and talents of people with blindness and low vision. We are just so pleased that our team have been recognised for the fantastic work that they do.”

Dialogue in the Dark Guide Russel Butler said “Being part of Dialogue in the Dark has empowered me with a new sense of confidence and self belief in my capabilities. It has encouraged me to engage with others as well as provide the chance to show visitors how I navigate the world.”

The awards celebrate significant contributions in the areas of sustainability, community, multiculturalism and strengthening Melbourne’s profile, and we congratulate Laneway Learning for taking out the Melbourne Award in our category on Saturday night: Community Contribution by a Community Organisation.

An absolutely deserving winner doing great things in the community.

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