Accessibility Around the Web

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Every week we come across interesting articles related to the disability and accessibility world. They can be informative, funny, interesting, and even sad. Here are a few links that fit into these categories.

Access Glasses

  • Coming soon! Sony Entertainment and Regal Entertainment Group have partnered to develop "Access Glasses." They will be available in some Regal theaters later this month, and will caption and subtitle both 2D and 3D films.
  • It's hard to believe that we could find an article on Perez Hilton's website that is at all relevant to this blog, but we did! Paul McCartney's new video for My Valentine featured Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman "paying homage to the beautiful language of sign." Unfortunately, they had some missteps while signing, and signed words "tampon" instead of "appear," and "enemy" instead of "valentine."

  • Have you read anything about the new iPhone/iPad app called "See It"? As the article states, "It does pretty much what a regular sized CCTV does, but for $4 instead of $1000+." Great news for people with low vision.

These are a few of the accessibility-related things we found around the Web. Now it's your turn to share some of the cool things you've found!

 

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1 comment

  • derek brandon Permalink

    These glasses would be very useful for people with hearing loss in the UK. Although most cinemas now have facilities to screen the latest films with English-language subtitles & audio description for people with hearing or sight loss, there are only around 1,000 subtitled shows every week around the UK. That may sound a lot but it’s only around 1% of cinema shows. In the UK, subtitles are on the cinema screen, for all to see, so require separate screenings.

    Subtitle glasses would increase the choice of subtitled films and shows tenfold. People would very much appreciate such a service from cinemas. Take a look at this page of feedback from the cinema-going public: http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/quote.html

    Derek, http://www.yourlocalcinema.com/now.showing.html

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