Agreement paves way to full access to movies for people with hearing loss

WASHINGTON, DC—The future is looking a lot brighter for deaf and hard-of-hearing movie enthusiasts, thanks to an agreement announced on November 21 by four national advocacy groups for people with hearing loss and the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO). If the Department of Justice (DoJ) accepts the recommendations from the Hearing Loss Association of…

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Coming soon, to a theater near Chicago, Illinois’s first hearing-looped movie house

HIGHLAND PARK, IL—Illinois will get its first “looped” movie theater next month when the Renaissance Place Cinema in downtown Highland Park starts offering hearing loop technology to its patrons as part of ongoing renovations. This technology allows a movie’s audio to be amplified and delivered directly to hearing aid wearers’ ears through their hearing aid…

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AMC will offer closed captioning in all its Illinois theaters

CHICAGO—Going to the movies in Illinois will soon become much more enjoyable for people with hearing loss. That’s because the AMC movie chain, Illinois’s largest, has reached an agreement with the attorney-general’s office to install closed captioning in all 246 of its movie theaters in the state. AMC, which is based in Kansas City, MO,…

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