Glasses show captions for deaf, hard of hearing

At two central Arkansas theaters, moviegoers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have a futuristic way to experience movie dialogue.

Sony’s Entertainment Access Glasses seem like something straight out of a science-fiction flick – the oversized glasses superimpose holographic captions straight onto a movie screen. The captions are bright and clear to anyone wearing the glasses but invisible to everyone else in the theater.

They aren’t as stylish as other wearable tech such as Google Glass, but Entertainment Access Glasses are the latest advance in closed-captioning devices for moviegoers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

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