Issy McGrath has Usher Syndrome Type II and is severely deaf as well as completely blind. Navigating a rural path during the pandemic, this video piece gives a unique insight into how she touches history, touches time, both through her body and her inner eye.
All material was captured by Issy during the Covid19 pandemic, with the support of her husband and in the company of her retired guide dog, Ice. The material was later gathered and edited by Azadeh Emadi, in consultation with Issy and the Deafblind Scotland team.
Issy McGrath studied at the University of Glasgow and graduated with a degree in Education. She went on to do a postgrad at Oxford Brooks University and qualified to become a teacher of the deaf. Issy went onto work in a variety of educational settings with deaf and deafblind children, 15 years of which were at managerial level. Issy has Usher Syndrome Type II but continues to enjoy playing the flute, swimming and going out and about with her retired guide dog, Ice.