Audio Description at Walt Disney World

E.J. Zufelt everett at zufelt.ca
Sun May 24 14:26:47 UTC 2009


Here is some more information about this technology from the Orlando  
Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-bizdizdevice16041609apr16,0,2498532.story

HTH,
Everett


On 24-May-09, at 10:11 AM, E.J. Zufelt wrote:

> 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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