A new bill sponsored by Washington, DC Council members Charles Allen, Anita Bonds, Brianne K. Nadeau, and David Grosso related to open captioning in movie theaters may make it easier for deaf and hard-of-hearing customers to attend movies in the theater, according to an article in The Washington Post.

According to the article, The Open Movie Captioning Requirement Act of 2018 would require DC-area theaters to offer open-captioned screenings at times that are most convenient for people to attend movies—typically evenings and weekends. This summer, the trade group National Organization of Theatre Owners launched a pilot program increasing the number of open-captioned screenings at theaters in DC. Some open-captioning advocacy groups have challenged the pilot program’s purpose, however, saying that many of the screenings were held at less-than-optimal times either very early or very late on weekdays, ammunition for potential defeat of the bill.

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Source: The Washington Post


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