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New Movie Closed-Captioning Technology

Mar 18, 2009

(Assistive Technology News) The International Center on Deafness and the Arts (ICODA) has released the results of research on a new movie closed-captioning system developed by Personal Captioning Systems, Inc. (PCS). Members of the deaf community overwhelmingly reported that they prefer PCS system which uses a PDA-like display at the patron's seat, supported on a flexible gooseneck adjustable to individual users’ preferences and needs, to provide the movie captions. ICODA and other members of the deaf community anxiously await the installation of more of these systems in every movie theater so they can have text captions for every first run movie at every seat at every showing of every film.

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