Disney interpreters assigned to help deaf visitors

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Everett Rowlett never knew why people were laughing the first three times he rode Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise. But the Disney employee finally got the jokes when he recently rode with a sign language interpreter for the first time. “This one was exciting and fun,” said Rowlett, a Disney maintenance and repair worker for 28 years, through a sign-language interpreter. Rowlett and a Disney interpreter recently demonstrated how a new sign-language service works at the Disneyland Resort. The Resort recently assigned sign-language interpreters to regular shifts at eight locations at the two parks. Visitors can pick up schedules to see when the interpreters are available, roughly every two hours per location on most days. Previously, visitors would have to request interpreters, who were provided for special occasions on a case-by-case basis. Read More Here See a previous story and the locations of the new sign-language services here.

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