VocalEye is proud to partner with the Vancouver Pride Society to provide live description of the 2015 Pride Parade for people who are blind and partially sighted.
This will be the first parade of any kind described in Canada and it’s happening because of requests from members of the blind and low vision community. (Thank you, Richard Marion!) Another victory to celebrate!
“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 or shape” or ability. -Vancity Buzz
Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 2, 2015 and go to Shows and Events for more details!