Movie Theaters May Soon Be Required To Install Technology That Accommodates Blind and Deaf Patrons
OpposingViews.com reports that disability advocates will soon be celebrating a big accomplishment with an Obama administration proposal that will require movie theaters to offer technology so people who are blind and deaf can go to see a movie.
The proposal, which started at the Justice Department’s civil rights division a few years ago, is expected to reach the White House for final approval soon. The policy will force movie theaters to install audio narration and closed-captioning technology in order to adapt to blind and deaf customers.
Justice Department lawyer Eve Hill said during testimony to the Senate back in May that people with disabilities deserve to be able to participate in the same things that everyone else does, and this will make sure that happens.