Every family that steps through the magical gates of a Disney Park is unique and special in their own way. Watch the Mansfield family share their story from Magic Kingdom Park. Create your unforgettable story when you visit Walt Disney World Resort.
“Three years ago, a young deaf girl named Shaylee Mansfield met her idol, Tinkerbell, and discovered that Tink could sign. The Mansfield family must have shared that magical moment with Disney because the park flew them back to Disneyland to meet with a Minnie Mouse who had just started learning American Sign Language—and made the family the subject of one of its “Unforgettable Stories” videos.” ~ http://www.adweek.com/
“Many people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate in sign language. Their family and friends may also learn sign language to communicate with them, but it’s still rare to encounter people in the general public who can also connect with them by signing.
That’s why Shaylee, a little girl who has hearing loss, was so surprised when she visited Walt Disney World in Florida and discovered that some of the Disney characters could talk to her in a way she understood – in sign language.
“When I was growing up I never expected anyone to sign,” Shaylee’s mother says in the video produced by Disney. “That was the world I grew up in.”
Her father added that the experience made her proud of her own language.
More than 5 percent of the world’s population – 360 million people – has disabling hearing loss (328 million adults and 32 million children), according to the World Health Organization. In the US alone, it’s estimated that 2-4 of every 1,000 people in the US are “functionally deaf.”
Walt Disney World Resort provides sign language interpretation for guests at specific live theme park shows on a rotating basis, according to its website.” ~ https://www.hearinglikeme.com/
Hearing is not required.
Agency: McGarry Bowen/Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative
Music: Yessian Music
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