Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Closed-captioning glasses for movie goers

Sony's Entertainment Access Glasses, seen here in a prototype image, display captions for deaf and hard-of-hearing moviegoers.

Haven't been to the movies because of deafness or hard of hearing? According to a story found on NPR, there will be a special attraction for people with disabilities in theaters nationwide soon. By the end of this month, Regal Cinemas plans to have distributed closed-captioning glasses to more than 6,000 theaters across the country. Not only will these glasses provide closed-captioning for those with hearing impairments, they also have audio tracks with description of the action on the screen for those with vision impairments.

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