via telephone? I am wondering if it is possible to book it while you are at epcot?Originally Posted by gwennie81, post: 208406
I did it! So much fun! It was more about getting to ride a segway than learning too much about World Showcase but I still did learn a lot. There was just one other guy besides me in the group (2 people dropped out because they didn't feel comfortable on the Segway). I picked it up really fast. I'm a Segway natural! Who knew? Our trainer was awesome, our tour guide was awesome, and it was great to be in World Showcase by ourselves. Overall, a great experience!
You can book over the phone, Jeff. That's how I did it. Also, you can wait and go to guest services and book when you are there. The drawback to that would be that there may not be any openings.Originally Posted by Deafjeff, post: 208482
I apologize, I don't remember when you are coming over? Some times of the year, I would imagine it not being as hard to book as other times.
I think you may be ok.
Do you not want to call ahead for any particular reason, or are you just more comfortable doing it in person?
Does relay not work for something like this then?
Again, I apologize for not understanding the differences between our two countries as they relate to the deaf community. Here we have a relay interface that allows a deaf person to communicate with anyone who does not have a TTY. Or vice versa.
I wonder if there is an email way to communicate with PLAY Disney?
I'll check it out and see what I can find out.
I'll see what I can do.
If all I can find out is by calling them directly and asking them what they have in place to address this need, then that will be worth something.
I'll call on Monday, and get back to you.
I decided to phone WDW today. I am not happy to report their response. The person I spoke with (after explaining what I wanted to learn to several different cast members ) was with guest services.
She said that the only way to communicate with WDW is through TTY/TDD. She also said that since you were in the UK, and that ASL is not your language, they did not have any way for you to participate in the tour.
She said that they do not have BSL interpreters, only ASL, and since their "normal" method of communication with the deaf when ASL is not an option, is in writing, and since that would not be possible with the instruction portion of the tour, there doesn't seem to be a way for you to participate in this activity.
I was not amused and questioned that policy as it is a barrier to their activities and events. She was not very willing to listen much.
So, if you still wish to do this, I'd say your best option will be to go to guest services and try to book it there.
I don't see why, if they use written communication for all other events when ASL interpretation is not in use, it can't be done with this too.
Learning to drive a segway isn't difficult. It's all a matter of balance and understanding the controls. Lean left, go left, lean right, go right... it's really NOT hard.
I'm sorry that WDW seems to be so difficult to work with on this issue.