Walmart, the largest retailer in the United States, is introducing sensory-friendly shopping hours at its stores across the nation. These dedicated hours aim to provide a more comfortable shopping experience for individuals with sensory disabilities. During these designated times, Walmart will reduce the brightness of lights, turn off radios, and replace moving images on screens with static visuals.
The initiative reflects Walmart’s commitment to fostering inclusivity and ensuring that everyone feels welcome in their stores. Julie Barber, Executive Vice President of General Merchandise at Walmart, highlighted the retailer’s efforts to create a quieter shopping environment that caters to customers with sensory disabilities. The sensory-friendly hours will be available on Saturdays throughout July and August from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in most stores. In areas where the school year starts after Labor Day, these hours will commence on July 22.
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