Movie Captioning Update from Alan Kutner
I’m happy to advise that after four years of discussions, the Department of Justice (DOJ), which has the responsibility for interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act, (ADA) especially as it relates to hard of hearing individuals, has finally decided that if a movie is produced with captions, with rare exceptions the theater must provide appropriate equipment to display closed captions for individuals requesting them.
For the first time in its history, the United States Supreme Court will install a hearing loop system this summer to enable people with hearing loss to follow the proceedings.
Read details in the HLAA blog posting HERE
The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article by Tom Avril about research into noise induced hearing loss, with specific reference to rock concerts.
You can read the article HERE
On June 20, 2014, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated two FCC regulations on phone call captioning technology designed for the hearing impaired, holding that the rules were made arbitrarily and capriciously in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act
Further details .HERE