Fwd: Audio Description at Walt Disney World

E.J. Zufelt everett at zufelt.ca
Sun May 24 14:11:55 UTC 2009


Good morning,

Saw this today on another list and thought it might be of some  
interest for Fluid Engage.  I have no idea what technology / platform  
they are using, but it might be interesting to look into.

HTH,
Everett


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "John Rae " <rae at blindcanadians.ca>
> Date: May 24, 2009 10:04:52 AM GMT-04:00
> To: <members at blindcanadians.ca>
> Subject: [Members] Audio Description at Walt Disney World
>
> OVERVIEW:
> Audio Description, offered though Disney's Handheld Device, provides
> supplemental audio for Guests who are blind or have low vision by  
> focusing
> on visual elements such as actions, settings, and scene changes and  
> works
> with existing show audio at 30 theme park attractions at the WALT  
> DISNEY
> WORLD Resort. Guests with visual disabilities wishing to use Audio
> Description can obtain a handheld device at theme park Guest Relations
> locations along with a single ear earpiece or double ear headphones  
> (Guests
> may also bring their own earpieces/headphones if they so choose).  
> Devices
> require a fully-refundable $100 daily deposit for use.
>
> CURRENT ATTRACTIONS WITH AUDIO DESCRIPTION:
> Magic Kingdom (11 locations)
> Adventureland: The Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management &  
> Pirates of the
> Caribbean Liberty Square: Haunted Mansion
> Fantasyland: it's a small world, Peter Pan's Flight, Snow White's  
> Scary
> Adventures, & The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Mickey's  
> Toontown Fair:
> Mickey's Country House & Minnie's Country House
> Tomorrowland: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin & Tomorrowland  
> Transit
> Authority
>
> Epcot (11 locations)
> Future World: Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, Journey into  
> Imagination,
> Honey I Shrunk the Audience, Living with the Land, & Turtle Talk  
> with Crush
> World Showcase: O Canada, Impressions de France, The American  
> Adventure,
> Reflections of China, & Mexico's Gran Fiesta Tour
>
> Disney's Hollywood Studios (5 locations) Indiana Jones Epic Stunt
> Spectacular Muppet Vision 3-D Walt Disney: One Man's Dream Magic of  
> Disney
> Animation Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage
>
> Disney's Animal Kingdom (3 locations)
> Discovery Island: It's Tough to be a Bug
> Africa: Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
> Asia: Maharajah Jungle Trek
>
>

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