Friday, May 24, 2013

Captioning in Theaters (Remember the Hobbit?)

Remember how I didn't see "The Hobbit" in theaters? (Loved it when I did get to watch it on DVD!)

Well I haven't tried out the glasses myself yet, but my good friend and adopted brother Matt (who also has a hearing impediment, though not nearly as severe as mine) tried them out, and he was... less than enthused. Read his whole write-up here.

The good news is that he did call Sony and give them his complaints and it sounds like they got through to higher management. Hopefully feedback from users like Matt will help them make caption access for the hearing impaired less painful. I, for one, don't want to leave the theater for an immediate trip to the chiropractor (normally not open at 10 at night anyhow).

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