Tagged with Captioning

How AMC Theatres Got Things Right with Open Captioned Movies

How AMC Theatres Got Things Right with Open Captioned Movies

The film “Spencer“ premiered at my local AMC location this weekend. I had waited weeks for a chance to see what the filmmakers call a ”fable based on a true story” about the late Princess Diana. In all honesty, I wasn’t holding my breath that the film would be fully accessible to my hard of … Continue reading

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Captioning Advocates Are Needed! An Interview with the Collaboration for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC)

One of Lipreading Mom’s favorite organizations is CCAC—Collaboration for Communication Access via Captioning. Founder Lauren Storck leads volunteers worldwide on a variety of captioning advocacy projects. One of them—Show Me the Captions—promoted going to see captioned cinema films and encouraged everyone to ask for theaters to “Show me the captions!” I recently asked Lauren a … Continue reading

Captioning Goes to Court: An Interview with Attorney John Waldo

Lipreading Mom is a movie fan—when those movies are captioned. This is the beginning of my ongoing series about movie accessibility via captioning. Join me in the coming weeks as I interview captioning advocates from around the world, including the founders of Collaboration for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC), CaptionFish.com, and yourlocalcinema.com. Today’s interview is … Continue reading

A Captioned Cell Phone…Technology Rocks!

How many of you avoid using cell phones because of the challenges of hearing? Let me introduce you to my new friend, Sprint CapTel. A couple of months ago, I was invited to film a commerical with Sprint to promote its latest product—the wireless captioned phone. Known as Sprint CapTel, this technology allows those of … Continue reading

A Story About Six of My ‘Girlfriends’

This weekend, I traveled to Atchison, Kansas, as guest speaker for the inaugural “Grace & Girlfriends.” The one-night Christian event gathered women from different states for three hours of music, storytelling, and oodles of encouragement. It was the brainchild of author and speaker Pamela Sonnenmoser with Fresh Cup Ministries. I watched the attendees, ages 7 … Continue reading