Why do we do, what we do?
"Disability is not the impairment itself, but rather attitudes and environmental barriers that result in disability." UNICEF, 2012
"People with vision impairment are more likely than those without to experience higher rates of poverty and disadvantage." WHO, 2018
"Pervasive ageist stereotypes of older people as uniformly frail, burdensome and dependent are not supported by evidence and limit society’s ability to appreciate and release the potential human and social resources inherent in older populations." WHO, 2018
"Exclusion from communication (due to deafness) can have a significant impact on everyday life, causing feelings of loneliness, isolation, and frustration, particularly among older people with hearing loss." WHO, 2018
With our work, we strive for a world without social exclusion.
"Social exclusion [...] can lead to lower social standing, often accompanied by lower outcomes in terms of income, human capital endowments, access to employment and services, and voice in both national and local decision making.’" World Bank
- Dialogue in the Dark
- Dialogue in Silence
- Dialogue with Time
together with workshops and other programs we offer, address these relevant topics.
They are catalysts of change with consistent impact across all cultures.
Our co-founders have been actively contributing to expanding the role of museums. Read more (external link) about their own view of museums' roles in spreading empathy in "Fostering Empathy Through Museums Anthology".
Or are you curious to know details of DSE' workings accross the world?
Download our social impact report from 2018 (PDF). Find accessible version here.