DeafandHoH Community - A place for the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate
Design Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Site Map    
Join the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
About DeafandHoH Explore News and Articles Hearing Loss Products Schools and Audiologists Directory Listings Resources - Schools and Audiologists Directory Listings DeafandHoH Community Home Page Hearing Loss Blog Hearing Loss Forum

Hearing Loss News

Members of Idaho’s deaf community want to see more open captioning at theaters

By Jessica Taylor, KIVI TV
summarized by Rachel Cain, Staff Writer

In Idaho, where about 20 percent of the population experiences hearing loss, the Deaf and hard of hearing community is fighting for greater accessibility and inclusivity at movie theaters. While theaters must supply caption glasses for movie-goers who request them, local Deaf and hard of hearing activists are hoping to increase the opportunities to watch movies with open, or on-screen, captioning.

"Hearing people wouldn't enjoying having put a headset on every time they enjoyed a movie, but yet deaf people are required to put on all this extra equipment to their bodies, to enjoy a movie," said Steven Snow, member of the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The problem? Not all distributors offer films with open captioning.

You can read the full story here.



Open Chat Night for the deaf and hard of hearing community - Meet Wednesday Night at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST
Audiologists and Hearing Care Facilities
Schools for the Deaf and HoH
Speech Language Pathologists for the Deaf and HoH




Read more about our Scavenger Hunt at DeafandHoH.com! Advertise Here
Content Providers Wanted
  If you have any links or articles
  to share, please click here.
  DeafandHoH Social Network: Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Forum Copyright © 2016 DeafandHoH.com, LLC. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use  
Follow Community for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Facebook Follow Open Chat Night on Twitter Visit us on You Tube