Disney World Disability Guest Pass (edit for new information)
We are heading to Disney World this Thursday and we have a moral dilemma. Our DD is deaf. We have been told that if we go to guest relations and tell them about her deafness, they will give us a disability guest pass that allows for *us to wait in a quiter area*. While this would be AWESOME, there is really no reason she can't wait in line like everyone else. (She would however be unable to understand us in noisey environments and cannot lipread in dim light). Also, the pass would provide for better seating in shows and things like that.
So, should we take advantage??
Ok, since this post is now featured, I need to explain something. While my daughter is deaf, she has a cochlear implant that gives her access to spoken language. She chooses to LISTEN and speak as her mode of communication. She uses the device to hear. She knew sign when she was younger, but as her language has improved, she has forgotten 99% of it.
(Oh, and 95% of people with hearing loss uses spoken language as their primary language.)