With Sony's Entertainment Access Glasses, the hearing impaired can see private closed captions projected right in front of their eyes in movie theaters
The lightweight glasses are outfitted with small projectors on each side that display green text as an overlay that seems to float in front of the big screen
Both the audio and closed captions are broadcast from a radio transmitter attached to the theater's digital cinema server
We're smack in the middle of summer, which means there are plenty of blockbuster movies to choose from in theaters right now. If you're deaf, though, a trip to the movies can be frustrating. Not many theaters screen movies with closed captions, since most people without hearing problems would rather not see them. The only other option is usually to have a special ear piece on, but that only works if a person has any of their hearing left. Fortunately, Sony is outfitting certain theaters with its new Entertainment Access Glasses, which can display captions right in front of the wearer's eye that no one else can see.
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