Our knowledge of the outside world depends on our modes of perception, through hearing, smell, taste, touch and sight (considered the most developed sense). Without sight, the remaining four senses become much more important for interpreting and interacting with our world. The sighted simply don’t understand how this can happen. On May 11, 2011, Sense and Sensibility brought this experience to life at the WTCC.
CNIB’s signature event offered guests a stimulating evening, bringing their senses other than sight, to the foreground in a fun and interactive way. This re-presentation provided “insight” into the challenges that blind or partially sighted people experience. Food, art and entertainment were presented in new and exciting manners, including tactile tours, audio descriptions and blind taste tests. This unique event raised funds in support of vision rehabilitation programs and services for people with vision loss in Nova Scotia.