“I was wondering how you could describe color to a blind person, and after doing some research, i found these answers, and it was so fascinating:
RED: They had me stand outside in the sun. They told me that the heat i was feeling is red. They explained that red is the color of a burn, from heat, embarrassment, or even anger.
BLUE: They put my hands in their pool. They told me that that sensation i felt while swimming, that omnipresent coolness, that’s blue. Blue feels like relaxation.
GREEN: I held soft leaves and wet grass. They told me Green felt like life. To This day it is still very much my favorite color.”
One of our most important senses, if often the one we take most for granted. Imagine waking up one morning, and not being able to see a sunrise. Imagine waking up and not being able to see the ones you love. Imagine a life where something as simple reading a text message, or catching up on social media, takes more than just looking down at your phone. You’re undoubtably reading this with your eyes, and not having it dictated to you. This is the reality of nearly 1.5 Million Canadians living with sight loss today. A more sobering fact is that this could be the reality for an estimated 5.6 million more, who are currently living with eye disease that could lead to sight loss.
We at Escape 60 are about catering memorable experiences, but more importantly, we want to cater experiences that are inclusive to all individuals, including those who are visually impaired. We recognize that the escape room business hasn’t been accommodating to those who are visually impaired, and we aim to curb that by creating a room that’s inclusive to all. The first escape room in Calgary to be done entirely in the dark. no flashlights, no guides, just pure darkness. This will not only allow the average person the opportunity to step into the shoes of the visually impaired, but provide an opportunity for those who are visually impaired to share an escape room experience.
What we at Escape 60 plan to do, is pair up CNIB to help raise awareness for the visually impaired, but to provide funding for programs that aid and assist those living with sight loss today. A portion of our proceeds (15%) from our Blind Awareness Room will go directly to the CNIB Foundation, in hopes that we can improve the lives of those who are affected by sight loss.