Personal captioning, descriptive video, and audio assistance available for Regal moviegoers.
Regal Entertainment Group's deployment of the Sony Entertainment Access System is expanding. Already it has reached 400 theaters in the US, and the plan is to bring the system to 6,000 screens by the end of the month.
In contrast to the very limited offerings of open captioned film showings, the Sony entertainment Access System utilizes a set of glasses, headphones, and a wireless receiver to offer multiple forms of assistance for movie goers. The system can be used to display closed captions on glasses, and captions that describe the film's audio. By plugging the headphones into the receiver, the system can also increase the volume for the listener or even provide an audio description of the on-screen action.
The system works for both 2D and 3D films with one caveat. The system is dependent on the movie-makers for providing the captions. As Regal continues to roll out the system by pairing a Sony Entertainment Access System with each theater's projection system, moviegoers need only request an Accessibility Device at equipped theaters. Viewers can then use the system without the need to affect others and without requiring a special screening.
Regal maintains a list of theaters and showings with their accessibility options at their website.
Source: The Verge
Author: Brian Hoss