I was informed by a friend about Captionfish the other day. At first, I thought Captionfish is really neat because it allows deaf and hard of hearing viewers to be aware of what were being said on the movie screen at movie theaters in a variety of locations.
This morning I was thinking of some kinds of activities to do with my son this weekend. And I thought why not take him to a new movie entitled “Up”. It should be a cute movie. I checked via Captionfish. I was hoping to take him to a movie theater near our home on this Saturday. I learned that there is only ONE movie theater located in downtown Seattle. I can imagine that the cost of parking in that area is going to be quite expensive. I would not mind to pay for the admission to watch a movie, but to pay extra for parking. No thanks. Sigh… That would be great if there is more movie theaters, which provide subtitles nearby instead of only in downtown Seattle.
I strongly suggest for viewers to call movie theaters to double check to make sure that they provide captions to be shown on movies before they come to movie theaters.
Interesting thing is that there are two different kinds of captions to be displayed. First one is called Rear Window Captioned (RWC). There is a fiberglass reflector is used to read text off of a LCD display mounted in the back of the theater. I haven’t experienced that kind of captioning.
Second kind is called Closed Captioned (CC). Text is displayed on the bottom of the movie and TV screen. I have experienced that kind of captioning many times since I was a little girl.
Since no luck, I am going to figure out which activities I’d like to do with my son on this coming Saturday.