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Shawn and I both visually-impaired, pride ourselves on having the orientation and mobility (O & M) skills, the confidence and the technology to get anywhere on our own. Granville Island is not one of those places but we really wanted to see "Misery" at the Arts Club Theatre last night.

We'd used VocalEye's Theatre Buddy program once before, for a performance of "Beauty and the Beast" in December 2017, and agreed that having sighted guides help us navigate within the theatre relieved a lot of stress. After last night, April 24, 2018, having crossed streets, wended through parks and picked through Granville Island's maze of paths which pedestrians share with vehicles, we have a new appreciation for VocalEye's Theatre Buddy Program.

Maybe we could have found our way to the theatre but definitely not without frustration and a lot of trial and error. If we had managed to get ourselves there on foot, we would have decided that would be our first and last time. Thanks to the Theatre Buddy Program, we now have a new theatre we can attend.

If you enjoy theatre performances, or have always wanted to check one out and can't find a sighted guide, contact VocalEye's Theatre Buddy Program.


- Kristy Kassie, April 2018

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