Goal of the event:
The basic idea of the activity was to make students aware of the difficulties faced by people with visual impairments.
That they discovered what it was like to live such a common experience as going to have something with their friends, but in the skin of a visually impaired person.
Short description of the event:
The meeting point is held in a place very close to the restaurant, previously chosen, to carry out the activity. Students are organized in a line and given a mask to prevent them from seeing anything, from there they walk towards the restaurant. Once they are at the door of the restaurant, the coordinators organice them in order to make the entrace to the local in the easiest way posible. The participants are guided to the table and someone helps them find a spot on it.
Once everyone is installed at the table, coordinstors proceed to ask what is the drink they want and ask about allergies or if someone is under a diet that prevents them from taking some kind of food, Participants will not know what they are egoing to eat.
Once everyone has their food and drink in front of them, they are told where it is so that it is easier start eating. They are asked if they know what they are eating just by their taste.
At the end of the activity participants are asked to remove the antifaces and a small debate is generated on the sensations that have caused them to not use the sense of sight to move down the street and in the restaurant, they are also asked Which part was the most difficult for them.
How did your event go?:
Everyone who was at the event said it had been a different and new experience. That activity made you discover a new way of perceiving things, since we are always very influenced by the sense of sight.