Thursday, April 30, 2009

Disney World Gives Blind Guests Tool to Get Greater Enjoyment During Park Visits

Always an innovator, Walt Disney World has introduced a unique service designed to give blind visitors an opportunity to experience its theme park like never before. The “audio description” service, as it is known, gives visually impaired guests a spoken description of what is happening as they move through rides and attractions. The visitor carries an electronic hand-held device loaded with a series of messages that are cued by a series of remote infrared sensors.
The service will initially be available at attractions such as the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean and will eventually be expanded out to cover outdoor areas in Disney’s theme parks.

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