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Here's an opportunity to support services for deaf and hard of hearing / hearing impaired people.

The local (SF Bay Peninsula) chapter of SHHH - self-help for hard of hearing people, http://www.shhh.org/ - has arranged with the Redwood City Century Theaters for four closed-caption showings of The Interpreter. They will take place today (5/24/05) and Wednesday (5/25/05) at 4:20 and 7:25 pm. The 4:20 pm show is a matinee.

The more people who show up, the more likely the theater will be willing to arrange for more closed-caption movie showings.

Even though I don't consider myself hearing-impaired generally, I actually prefer captions for most movies, at least the first time I watch them. The sound mix of many movies seems to swallow up some of the dialogue. If the actors have accents that I'm not used to hearing, I have even more trouble understanding them.


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May. 24th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
I recently had to turn on the CC for "Veronica Guerin". It was such a good movie, I didn't want to miss any of the dialogue, and I found that I was missing at least 10% because of dialect issues. I'm good at accents, but most of the time, one doesn't feel a need to understand EVERY WORD.

Anyway. It helped me understand the need for CC. I think it's great that they are doing this. A lot of Boomers will be grateful for this, I think.
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