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Frankfurt’s DialogMuseum Exposes Visitors to World of the Blind

By Mark Abramson © Stars and Stripes European edition — The phrase “the blind leading the blind” takes on a whole new meaning at one site in Frankfurt, Germany. The place is the DialogMuseum, an interactive museum whose main attraction is Dialogue in the Dark, offering a labyrinth of rooms in total darkness in which visitors are guided by a blind person whom they never even see. The experience is an eye-opener into what it is like to live in a pitch-black world where you must rely on your senses of touch and hearing to get by. People going through the maze get the same canes that blind people use to navigate everyday life and they are given a quick lesson in how to use them…. READ ARTICLE