Disneyland Paris introduces audio description content for blind guests

Disneyland Paris has introduced audio description content across the resort, offering a more magical experience for visually impaired and blind guests.

Many locations at Disneyland Paris, including attractions, restaurants and hotels, are now equipped with audio description. This comes after the resort put in place a new accessibility programme in December.

“At Disneyland Paris, we are committed to providing a magical experience for all,” says a news release.

“Our approach to accessibility is intended to empower those with disabilities and special needs through a collection of offerings and services provided for guests.”

Accessibility at Disneyland Paris

At Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, audio content is available inside attractions and at the entrances so that visually impaired and blind guests can “live the experience in total immersion”.

Audio description and interactive audio menus can be found in restaurants at both parks, and a synchronised audio description of the Mickey and the Magician show at the Animagique Theater is on offer.

The new Avengers Campus has been equipped with audio description in its restaurants, attractions and Hero Training Center.

Disneyland Paris is using the AudioSpot mobile app and in-park installations to provide audio description information. AudioSpot is a start-up company located near Nice.

“Disneyland Paris is committed to listening and learning from our guests, cast members and accessibility experts to develop new standards of inclusion in the French theme park industry,” Daniel Delcourt, senior VP at Disneyland Paris, said in December.

Merlin is also giving vision-enhancing medical devices to people with visual impairments at its attractions across North America. The Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney is offering special glasses for colour blindness.

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven recently opened a multi-sensory exhibition with texts in Braille. The Van Gogh Museum has introduced a touchable scale model of the building for blind and partially-sighted visitors.

Images: Disney

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