Regal is having nearly 6,000 screens equipped this month with closed-captioning glasses developed by Sony.

  • By · May 8th, 2013
By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times

Raymond Smith Jr. has been trying for nearly two decades to make the movie industry listen to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing.

This month, the senior executive at Regal Entertainment Group will come closer to his goal.

His company, the nation’s largest theater chain, will have nearly 6,000 theater screens equipped with closed-captioning glasses that could transform the theatrical experience for millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons who have shunned going to the cinema because previous aids were too clunky or embarrassing to use.

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One Response to “Regal is having nearly 6,000 screens equipped this month with closed-captioning glasses developed by Sony.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Response from The inventor
    Hi
    I am so upset for Deaf & Hard of Hearing folks that Regal are going with the Sony subtitle glasses when my system is just on the horizon.
    Links below.
    Best
    Jack Ezra.

    Here is a link to my local paper recently out.
    http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/News/Bishops-Stortford/Birchanger-inventor-seeking-to-change-cinema-experience-for-hard-of-hearing-20130501115149.htm

    Also there are now a couple of pages of great reactions from the Hard Of Hearing & Deaf press on Google when you type in Jack Ezra Cinema

    Click this link to watch the video on YouTube. Now, with an option to turn captions ON/OFF.

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