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Justice Department Publishes Final Rule on Movie Captioning and Audio Description

January 19, 2017 / Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Public accommodations that own, lease, or operate movie theaters have an
existing obligation to provide effective communication to persons with
disabilities through the use of auxiliary aids and services, and this
rule provides greater specificity as to what those obligations are when
showing digital movies. The rule explicitly requires public
accommodations that own, lease, or operate movie theaters to provide
closed movie captioning and audio description to patrons with hearing
and vision disabilities whenever such entities exhibit digital movies
that are distributed with such features, as well as to have available a
specific number of fully operational captioning and audio description
devices. A Questions and Answers document with details about the final
rule can be found on the DOJ website.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

For more information: Questions and Answers about the Department of Justice’s Final Rule Under Title III of the ADA Requiring Movie Theaters to Provide Closed Movie Captioning and Audio Description