About us


Our Mission

  • Sensitization of public (schools, colleges, university, corporates, government machineries, industrial bodies & society at large) on the abilities of the disabled
  • Mainstreaming & Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities leading to employment opportunities for the disabled in organisations

Why is disability inclusion sensitisation essential now?

With a view to bring about Disability mainstreaming & inclusion, the Indian Parliament passed the "The RPWD Act" in year 2016, an important milestone & landmark legislation.

As the name indicates, it is a rights-based legislation. It is being seen as a "game changer" and a "key driver" for inclusive development in the country. The Act provides protection to all people with disabilities against discrimination and also promotes equal opportunity and accessibility. All establishments - government, private and Non-Government Organisations - are covered under the Act and there are specific mandates for them to comply with.

Among many significant subjects dealt by the Act, SENSITISATION & AWARENESS BUILDING in Government, PSU's, Corporate establishments, schools, colleges, Universities all public interfacing areas like Police, Judiciary, panchayath Raj etc has been clearly articulated & mandated in Chapter VIII, Item No 39/2/E of the Act.


Our Partners

Dialogue Social Enterprise (DSE)

Dialogue Social Enterprise - DSE has been championing the cause of the visually impaired employment over the last 30 years across the globe and has till date created nearly 10,000 jobs for the visually impaired.

State Bank of India Foundation (SBIF)

SBIF, the esteemed CSR arm of State Bank of India, is committed to improving the socio-economic well-being of the society particularly of the less fortunate and underprivileged members and creating an inclusive development paradigm that delivers societal benefits to all geographical regions of the country without any regional, linguistic, caste, creed, religious or other barriers. Dialogue in the Dark is one of the privileged partners of SBIF for championing the social inclusion initiative in India.

National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC)

NSDC has empanelled ACE Experiences in April 2014 as a national innovation partner to help ACE expand its operations and reach out to maximum number of people to sensitize them on abilities of the disabled and thereby enable job opportunities for the persons with disabilities.

Our Founding Patrons

SV Krishnan

  • Serial entrepreneur & leadership professional with nearly 30 years' experience
  • Over 15 years of rich & varied experience in retail sector
  • Retail sector experience across hospital & healthcare, e-learning education, social entertainment format & retail financial services
  • Prior leadership positions include coo at Mediciti hospitals, CEO at Medrc Edutech & COO at Vanpic projects, CEO Dialogue in The Dark over a 17-year period
  • Past professional experience includes Shriram investments group, Lloyd's finance group, Enfield business finance, & Sujana group
  • Recipient of the NCEPDP- Mindtree Helen Keller awards for his contribution towards the upliftment of PwD community.

Sudha Krishnan

  • Marketing & psychology professional with over 25 years of experience in various sectors like financial services, ITES, social development sector, L&D & coaching.
  • Specializes in the areas of operations, curated specialized L&D models for corporates, trained more than 200 visually impaired staff at DID & a training - design & delivery innovator
  • A trained counsellor with a master's in psychology, professional certified coach (PCC) by the international coach federation (ICF).
  • Systemic team coach, a trained NLP practitioner which helps her to skilfully integrate the techniques and process of NLP with modern psychology and traditional Vedanta. Sudha has more than 500 hours of coaching experience to date.
  • Led more than 500 learning & development workshops at DID for corporates & has impacted more than 10,000 corporate participants.
  • Presented across various forums to facilitate and lead sessions on stress management, be the lead speaker on women intrapreneurship at IBM
  • Recipient of the social entrepreneur of the year award 2011 instituted by UTV Bloomberg to recognize her outstanding contributions in the corporate social space.

Our Leadership Team

Anantha Narayanan

  • 7 years of experience in field sales & marketing
  • Successfully built the entire sales portfolio of Dialogue in the Dark India spanning across 1000 corporates, 500 schools, colleges & training institutes combined.

Rosheena Ismail

  • 10+ years' experience in corporate sector & NGO sector, including 6 years' exclusive experience in disability skilling
  • Project monitoring & business analytics
  • Successfully managed the operations & social impact footprint of Dialogue in the Dark centres in India

Our Guides

The guides & trainers of Dialogue in the Dark are blind or visually impaired people. They lead visitors through the exhibitions providing an imaginative, educational and entertaining experience. Progressing from initial disorientation to the joy of perceiving the world through the other senses, blind guides enable visitors to feel comfortable and safe during the exhibition tour.

We believe that the opportunity to work in the exhibition empowers blind people, as they become aware of their different abilities, their value and beauty, personality and energy. Guides working for an exhibition perceive this as a chance to move from unemployment and a sense of limitation to a fulfilling work with a social context.

The guides join Dialogue in the Dark because they believe in its mission and feel honoured to help raising awareness towards inclusion and diversity. Most importantly, it provides them a platform to become an active contributor to the society from being a passive receiver of care and services. Potential exhibition guide candidates undergo a strict selection process. If there is the potential to develop positive attitude, mobility and orientation, communication and presentation skills, they undergo an intensive training.

Dialogue in the Dark is rated as
"25 must-do lifetime experiences in the world"
by Forbes International.