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Dining in the Dark at Home

Vision Forward Association logo Dining in the Dark at Home Sunday, February 6, 2022 Mark Your Calendar!

What is Dining in the Dark at Home?
Dining in the Dark at Home is a free, virtually guided experience of eating a meal under blindfold.  You will have an opportunity to experience an everyday challenge faced by those with vision loss and also hear from Brittney Hodson about her sudden vision loss and the impact it has had on her life.

Why attend?
Join us to discover a deeper understanding and awareness of what people who are blind or visually impaired face.

What can I expect?
You can expect to be inspired by our 30 minute program held virtually on YouTube Live, emceed by Mark Baden, WISN Chief Meteorologist.  Come as you are—guests will not need a camera or microphone.

Be prepared to create your own “dining” experience after our program.

What will I need?
You will need:

  • a computer,  smart phone, device or tv to join our program.
  • a blindfold for you and each of your guests (you can get creative and use items you already have like a face mask, scarf, bandana, sleep masks, etc.).  Don’t have anything to use?  Vision Forward has a limited supply of blindfolds to support your at home experience.  Contact Joanna (below) for details.
  • a prepared meal, appetizers, desserts, or beverages—you get to decide what experience to share with your guests.
  • Friends and family to share this experience!

More details will be shared in coming weeks— our favorite restaurants offering curbside pick up, dining tips and how to log on to our YouTube Live program on February 6!

“Dining in the Dark awakened my senses to the reality of vision loss.”
  — David Lobo, Dining in the Dark Guest

Register for Dining in the Dark at Home


Contact Joanna Rivas, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, 414-615-0117 or

2021 Dining in the Dark Partners!

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Visionary Partners

Leader Partners

Guide Partners

In-Kind Partners