Linda attended the first pilot audio described play, “The Miracle Worker,” at the Vancouver Playhouse theatre in October 2009. Since then, Linda has been a loyal supporter of VocalEye, as a patron and as a board member. Besides volunteering with VocalEye, Linda also participates on some boards for other blindness related organizations. Linda spends her leisure time as a member of 2 audio book clubs, as a member of a blind curling club, paddling on a dragon boat team, knitting, and yoga.
As someone living with vision loss for the last 8 years, Amy has felt a need to give back to organizations within the blind community that have helped support her during her journey through her vision loss. As a Type I diabetic since the age of five, Amy has acquired just about every complication that comes with the disease and which causes huge barriers to participation, above and beyond the vision loss. With all these extra medical issues it becomes even more important to participate and to give back when possible.
When a person loses their vision there is always something that they miss most about that loss…for many it is reading books, for some it is driving but for Amy it was the ability to enjoy live theatre. Heavily involved in the performing arts all through her life as either an actor, stage manager, production assistant or a patron, Amy has been thrilled to be a part of VocalEye – a service that changed her perspective on living with vision loss. “All I want to do is enjoy my life and remove the barriers that vision loss creates”.