Walmart sensory hours

In bad news, Walmart wants you to start thinking about back-to-school supplies. (The company is pretty excited that 80% of customers are expected to spend more on supplies this year.)

In good news, its strategy includes a quieter shopping environment for customers with sensory disabilities.

The sensory-friendly hours, which have already started, take place Saturdays in July and August from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in most stores. For areas that start school after Labor Day, sensory-friendly hours will begin July 22. Check with your local store to see if it’s part of the program.

DisabilityScoop reports that during the designated hours stores are lowering heir overhead lights, turning off radios and replacing moving pictures with static ones on televisions.

Photo: Courtesy of Walmart

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