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Don’t Just Impress Your Guests…inThrall them!
Enabling guests with a hearing impairment or language barrier to be fully immersed in the attraction experience.
birket engineering, inc. has partnered with disney synclink technology
Birket Engineering, Inc. has partnered with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts to utilize Disney SyncLink technology and Alcorn McBride, Inc. to create a unique solution for guests with hearing disabilities. The purpose of this technology and partnership is to help all guests enjoy the attraction at it’s fullest. Because of this enabling technology immersive environments can be made more accessible to all guests. The audio is displayed as text using Augmented Reality glasses. Guests simply request the device based on their needs.
Currently inThrall has the capabilities to enable three features:
• Closed Captioning of the entire attraction or park (including queue line), and all announcements and safety spiels.
• Audio Description of the visual aspects of an entire attraction or park (including queue lines), in any language.
• Language Translation of all dialog elements into the guest’s native language.
how it works
inThrall is the application that connects show control devices like the Alcorn McBride V16x to smart glasses such as Vuzix. inThrall lowers the barrier to entry by connecting already existing infrastructure to these new tools, making them simple and accessible, both quickly and effectively. Because of this, very little additional equipment is needed for inThrall to work. All that is required is some form of show control, WiFi, and power to charge the devices.
A blank screen is displayed when no captioning is necessary, allowing guests to see the attraction without any obstructions. When captioning data is needed, it is added alongside the audio tracks timeline to create seamless guest experience.
Its not just theme parks that can benefit from this technology, either. Museums, theaters, and other entertainment locations can utilize inThrall as well.
We hope to see inThrall grow in a way that creates accessibility for all guests!