Social Impact Report 2018

On Wednesday 8th August, 2018, we accompanied our partners and sponsors from Guide Dogs Victoria and Public Transport Victoria, to Parliament House to launch the results of our Social Impact Study at their annual Puppies in Parliament Event.

Our Lead Workshop Facilitator, Kathryn, spoke alongside Jeroen Weimar, CEO of Public Transport Victoria, and Karen Hayes, CEO of Guide Dogs Victoria, to discuss the importance of fostering an accessible city for all, and how Dialogue in the Dark is working to change perceptions and raise awareness for diversity in the community.

We launched our Social Impact Report highlighting the ways in which Dialogue in the Dark has positively affected public perceptions and created significant shifts in attitudes toward people with blindness and low vision. The results reveal that pity levels drop dramatically following the ‘Dialogue’ experience, and our visitors report a newfound, deep appreciation for the skills and talents of people with blindness or low vision.

This is an outstanding result, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors, visitors and ambassadors for their ongoing support, as we congratulate our dedicated team for the role they are playing in changing Melbourne for the better.

For access to the full Social Impact Report, click here.

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