VocalEye is pleased and proud to offer live description of this year’s Vancouver Pride Parade in partnership with the Vancouver Pride Society (description is only available on site using VocalEye headsets). Big thanks to Richard Marion for requesting this service and to the VPS for including description in their most accessible PRIDE yet!
This year’s parade theme is Gender Superheroes and our venerable veteran describers Teri Snelgrove and Rick Waines will team up to describe this free public event. Thanks to a generous donation from ORCA Binoculars, they’ll be able to zoom in for some close-ups!
In addition to VocalEye’s live description, the Vancouver Pride Society’s Accessibility services include:
- Shaded Accessibility Areas are set up for attendees requiring them at all Festivals and the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade.
- Seating and Wheelchair space is available at all Festivals and the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade.
No Cost Water at Accessibility Areas
- Reserved parking is available at Alexandra Park Accessibility Area for the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade.
- Braille Pride Guides (our guide book for everything to do with Pride in Vancouver this summer) are available at Festival Accessibility Areas and the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade. Braille Pride Guides are available for mailing upon request as well.
- Fully Accessible Gender Neutral washrooms are available onsite at all our Festivals and the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade.
- ASL Interpreters from The BC Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf will be providing ASL Interpretation at all our Festivals and the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade.
The parade is scheduled to begin at Noon on Sunday, August 2. To reserve an accessibility area seat and VocalEye headset for Parade day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-687-0955.
Attracting more than 650,000 people, the Vancouver Pride Parade is one of the most beautiful, diverse and successful LGBTTQ celebrations in the world. Beginning as a protest march in 1978, the Vancouver Pride Festival has evolved into the largest parade in Western Canada, and the 5th largest Pride celebration in the world. What began as a small event in 1981 has now grown into a landmark parade encompassing hundreds of people and city-wide festival attracting over 650,000 people from all four corners of the world to the streets of Vancouver. It is a chance for people to come together to show their support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and to celebrate acceptance and the freedom to be who you are, no matter your ethnicity, sexuality, size, shape or ability.