Thursday, September 29, 2022

Accessibility through audio description introduced at Disneyland Paris

In an effort to more fully immerse visually impaired and blind guests, many of the Disneyland Paris resort’s attractions, restaurants and hotels are now equipped with audio descriptions. This follows the successful implementation of French Sign Language and other changes in select entertainment designed to make the resort more accessible to all its guests.

Audio description as the next step in accessibility at Disneyland Paris

Thanks to the combined work of Accessibility, Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering teams, guests can now enjoy audio description in many locations throughout the resort, as well as the brand-new Marvel Avengers Campus which has been equipped with audio description in its restaurants, attractions, and Hero Training Center.

How does it work?

Disneyland Paris uses the AudioSpot mobile application and in-park technology to provide audio description information to visually impaired and blind guests, including:

  • Audio description for attractions in Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park
  • Audio description and interactive audio menus in restaurants at Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park

This device currently offers French and English audio recordings and can share information about the surrounding environment via audio that can be automatically translated into 11 other languages – Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Catalan, Arabic and Danish – based on the default language in a guest’s smartphone.

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