My good friend and fellow blogger made a wonderful review of the SONY Caption Glasses that he wore while attending a movie theater in the DC metro area. So, here's the review: RGS007's review of SONY Glasses.
Sadly to say, in my opinion, the movie makers are trying to appease the hearing public by removing the open captions for the deaf people. To deny deaf people of open captions and putting them in the SONY glasses is like trying to force the deaf people to go mainstream with the hearing community. But you know what? There are better ways to go about doing this. Yes, the SONY glasses have room for improvement. But should only be used for towns and cities with a small deaf community there. But in large metro cities? It would be much better if theaters used open captions.
The SONY glasses wouldn't work well with people who need glasses to read and see.
Some cities and towns and theaters have a good relationship with their deaf community. Some do not.
But if the fate of open captions has been determined to put them in SONY Glasses, movie theaters should think again before it's too late.
Most of the deaf consumers that I know would rather wait 6 months to a year for the movies to come out on DVD and then watch it on their DVD players with subtitles or captions.
But the hearing community should have more respect for the deaf community. If they don't, then we got problems. Who's going to solve them? Right now, the hearing community should make a compromise. Let the theaters have open captions or change movies to have closed captions right on them for the deaf community.
I just hope SONY makes good changes to the glasses and movie theaters work better with the deaf community as well.