Thursday, July 8, 2010

Audio descriptions at Disney theme parks

I got this email at work from another TVI....thought it was interesting.
Disney Theme Parks Provide Unprecedented Access Features for GuestsThis Sunday, June 27, Walt Disney World will begin offering guests who are blind or have low vision a first-of-its-kind service, audio description of outdoor areas. WGBH's Media Access Group teamed with the Disney Parks staff to produce these descriptions, which are delivered via a small handheld device that fits in the palm of a guest's hand. Description of outdoor areas is just the latest feature to make the parks more enjoyable to guests with disabilities, and joins audio description of over 50 attractions (also produced by WGBH), captioning on handheld devices for moving attractions, amplified audio, and Rear Window in theater-based attractions. The outdoor audio description will be available at Disneyland next year. Much more information, including a sample of the description of Main Street USA, at this link:

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