The Austin Blind Café Experience
The Austin Blind Café Experience is an award-winning positive social impact discussion, sensory tasting dinner, and music in the dark experience. Guests will be challenged to socially engage as they literally break bread at large tables, participate in a social impact discussion with legally blind staff, and experience an intimate music concert in 100 percent darkness.
There will be no distraction from visual conditioning, social etiquette, and cell phones. The Blind Café does not try to perfectly recreate blindness. Instead, it allows people to interact, trust each other, and experience music and community in an entirely new way. In the dark, there are no uncomfortable glances, no self-consciousness about what you’re wearing or what you weigh, and no distinction between the sighted and the blind.