Movies and Hearing Loss
However, the good news is that private businesses often move faster than the federal government. Two major movie theaters have announced that they are moving ahead with plans of their own to provide closed captioning to improve the movie experience for those with hearing loss.
Improving The Movie Experience For Those With Hearing Loss
Regal and Cinemark movie theatres have both announced that captioning systems will soon be available at all of its first-run theaters as they convert their current projection systems to digital systems. Closed captioning systems chosen by these theaters allow audience members the option to view the caption on a personal display device. Captions would not be visible on the screen.
Additionally, Sony in the development stage to build special glasses that when worn will make the subtitles appear as if is they are super-imposed on the cinema screen. Not all movies are made with captions, however. If you or someone you know has hearing loss, check out www.captionfish.com for a list of movies with captioning.
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