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Deaf Mouse Ears: Accessibility in Disney Parks

June 25, 2018

Do I Look Sick?

A while back I was in Disneyland, the happiest place on earth, and I noticed this boy with what is the coolest cochlear implant I’ve ever seen:

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That is FREAKIN SWEEEEEET. Pirates, arrrrrrrrgh, I love them! And after seeing him I actually started noticing a lot of deaf culture around Disneyland. There are sign language interpreters at the shows, and I’m sure you’ve seen the viral videos circulating that show the meet n greet characters signing to guests.

In case you haven’t, check it out. It’s the coolest.

And I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know a lot about ASL and deaf culture. For instance, in researching for this post, I learned that names in ASL are kinda special and cool. It’s more than just spelling out your name– if you noticed in the above video, when Shaylee introduced herself the caption read: “Shaylee. S-H-A-Y-L-E-E.” So she…

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