In our current cultural climate, the is no different. and are incredibly important. Companies all over the world are trying to create spaces that are welcoming to everybody, and
One , in particular, has made Disney’s inclusivity history this Halloween season by including sign language in one of their live .
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By now, the Halloween season has made itself known in and Disneyland. Seasonal decorations, face characters, and shows can be seen all around each . is no different.
One of these live shows, “Let’s Get Wicked,” now includes sign language, making the entire performance more accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing .
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According to Inside The Magic, the decision to include sign language in these Halloween “initiative to promote , , and .” was made due to
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Disneyland’s executive director of entertainment and costuming, was inspired to make the accessible and inclusive to all after working with a friend who had cognitive and was also in a wheelchair. ,
“There’s a responsibility to live up to the promise that himself made when he invited all to come to our Park and be welcomed. We need to create uniquely welcoming environments and spaces for our .”
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Although making an entire accessible to all can’t be done overnight, the decision to include and normalize sign language during a live performance is certainly a step in the right direction. We’re excited to see how other Disney Parks follow suit in the goal of .