Walt Disney World: Device's audio fea...

Walt Disney World: Device's audio feature helps blind visualize...

There are 12 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 15, 2009, titled Walt Disney World: Device's audio feature helps blind visualize.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

"Audio description" is the latest feature of a proprietary, wireless system Disney initially created for disabled guests.

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Dale

Lebanon, MO

#2 Apr 16, 2009
So, you put this device in to tell blind people what they could see if they could see, which they can't see because they can't see. I can't wait to hear what Jay Leno has to say about this.
TGG

United States

#3 Apr 16, 2009
"and ahead you could see a long line of people standing and waiting. "
TipOfTheHat

Brentwood, NY

#4 Apr 16, 2009
I personally think this is a great idea. I'm sure there are a lot of families that have deaf or hard of hearing family member, who want each family member to enjoy a very memorable Disney experience.
So what if this boosts ticket price by a dollar. If you're a Florida resident you get a discount anyways...
DriveBy Poster

El Paso, TX

#5 Apr 16, 2009
Conficker Worm wrote:
Ticket prices will be going up to pay for this.....
Very possibly. That's how businesses compensate for spending more and more money to provide more and more services to their guests.

And certainly, if that happens, there will be a lot of morons crying that Disney raises their prices for no reason.
Dale

Lebanon, MO

#6 Apr 16, 2009
TGG wrote:
"and ahead you could see a long line of people standing and waiting. "
Yes. Maybe someone who is blind or deaf, or has a family member who is blind or deaf, could explain to something to me. Do you really pay to go to a concert that you cannot hear? Do you really pay to go to a museum or show that you cannot see? I'm really confused by this.
DriveBy Poster

El Paso, TX

#7 Apr 16, 2009
Dale wrote:
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Yes. Maybe someone who is blind or deaf, or has a family member who is blind or deaf, could explain to something to me. Do you really pay to go to a concert that you cannot hear? Do you really pay to go to a museum or show that you cannot see? I'm really confused by this.
You might if you're part of a family that you want to share in fun times with, and that wants you to share in their fun times. You're treating these blind or deaf people as though they're alone in the world and alone at Disney. For most of them, neither is the case.

“Smile...It Catches On !”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere Very Pretty !

#8 Apr 16, 2009
DriveBy Poster wrote:
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You might if you're part of a family that you want to share in fun times with, and that wants you to share in their fun times. You're treating these blind or deaf people as though they're alone in the world and alone at Disney. For most of them, neither is the case.
Nice post DriveBy. I think it is great that they are trying to help. I do not think a handicap should stop anyone from living and having fun. Appluse to those who go on with life. Bet it will be a lot safer then those scooters in the parks.
DriveBy Poster

El Paso, TX

#9 Apr 16, 2009
o2bndisney wrote:
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Nice post DriveBy.
Thank you.

“The power of positive thinking”

Since: Nov 07

Newnan, GA

#10 Apr 16, 2009
Thats where the magic happens.
;O)
Dale

Lebanon, MO

#11 Apr 17, 2009
DriveBy Poster wrote:
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You might if you're part of a family that you want to share in fun times with, and that wants you to share in their fun times. You're treating these blind or deaf people as though they're alone in the world and alone at Disney. For most of them, neither is the case.
I don't treat anybody any way other than respectfully as a fellow human being. I only asked what I thought was a reasonable question to be answered by someone who knew, not someone who assumes they know everything that everybody feel and think. Do you honestly think that letting deaf people at a concert read the sheet music makes it a shared fun time? I think you belong at Disney, because you are certainly goofy.

“Smile...It Catches On !”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere Very Pretty !

#12 Apr 17, 2009
Dale wrote:
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I don't treat anybody any way other than respectfully as a fellow human being. I only asked what I thought was a reasonable question to be answered by someone who knew, not someone who assumes they know everything that everybody feel and think. Do you honestly think that letting deaf people at a concert read the sheet music makes it a shared fun time? I think you belong at Disney, because you are certainly goofy.
What in the world is goofy about that? You think people with these disabilities should stop living?
People with disabilities think of added help more then we do. I work with some folks like this. When I do something special for them, to help them in a quality of life event, you should see the smiles, get the hugs, hear the "thank you so much". Who knows what my future holds. I may have a disability one day and I know that I will not stop living. Just think, everything could be taken from you - your hearing, sight, ability to walk. Disney or anyother business could have things there to help you.Put yourself in their place.
DriveBy Poster

El Paso, TX

#13 Apr 17, 2009
Dale wrote:
Do you honestly think that letting deaf people at a concert read the sheet music makes it a shared fun time? I think you belong at Disney, because you are certainly goofy.
As I said earlier, you seem to be under the belief that blind and/or deaf people don't have families and friends that don't want them around, and you seem to be under the belief that blind and/or deaf people don't want to be around their families.

I don't know why you believe that; perhaps you're not close to your family and can't relate to that aspect of family togetherness. I don't know about you. But more importantly, I don't know why you can't understand that.

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