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Disneyland announces addition of Audio-Descriptive device in Outdoors area

As if on cue, Disneyland just announced the addition of audio-descriptive service for outdoor areas for those with visual disabilities. Earlier this week a class action lawsuit was certified against Disney parks for not accommodating those with visual disabilities. Disneyland and Walt Disney World has had this device for over a year now, but now it’s even more useful. I like the device it’s very rugged and quite an amazing experience, even for those who don’t have visual problems.

Disneyland Resort guests with visual disabilities can now explore Disneyland in a new way through this Disney-designed device that provides detailed audio description of outdoor areas.  An interactive audio menu allows guests to choose the type of information they would like to receive about outdoor areas—from a description of their surroundings to information about nearby attractions, restaurants and entertainment. The new outdoor service is an enhancement to the audio description that debuted over a year ago, which provides guests detailed audio description of key visual elements for more than 20 attractions at Disneyland and California Adventure.

A good PR move from Disney, but a bit obvious.

Update: The full press release is below the jump:

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Disney World adds Descriptive Audio for Blind

Jason Garcia at the Orlando Sentinel has the scoop on an update to one of Walt Disney World’s best kept secrets. Since 2005 Disney has had a rugged wireless device that provides captions and assisted listening for disabled patrons who might need that to fully… Read More »Disney World adds Descriptive Audio for Blind