Walmart introduces 'quieter' shopping hours with dim lights, no radio

Walmart is working toward creating a "quieter" environment in its stores this summer. 

The company announced it would implement "sensory-friendly" hours to help create a quieter shopping environment for customers who live with sensory disabilities, Walmart said in a news release. That means stores will dim the lights and turn off the radio to help create a more calming environment and prevent "sensory overload," a Walmart in New York wrote on Facebook. 

These sensory-friendly hours will occur on Saturdays in July and August from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For areas that start school after Labor Day (September 4), the new hours start July 22. 

"We are striving every day to create a culture where everyone feels they belong," Walmart Executive Vice President of General Merchandise Julie Barber said in the news release. 

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These hours are available in every store nationwide, with levels of accomodation varying from store to store, a spokesperson told FOX 35 News.