Sarah’s Summary for “Show Us the Captions!” Campaign – Superb Start!

November 12, 2012 Comments Off on Sarah’s Summary for “Show Us the Captions!” Campaign – Superb Start!

Our co-coordinator of the campaign has a beautiful summary on her blog now –  thanks Sarah!

Be sure to keep us posted if you want to join the events this month, or create your own locally – even a small group is fine.

The November Cinema Captioning Advocacy Campagin’s main goals are simple – to say thanks the theater, and tell a few others or more that films with access via cc/subtitles are available.

You can participate even if nothing is available for you in your own region – tell us that also, tell the theater with a polite request and the reasons, and we’ll echo your email to them if you cc to us –

One USA location has something planned with huge numbers early December – great!


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Show Us the Captions! Campaign Has Begun

Show Us the Captions! map of U.S. locations, as of November 11, 2012
Show Us the Captions! theater advocacy campaign kicked off in Europe on November 8. Lauren Storck, Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC) founder attended a subtitled showing of “Skyfall” in France with a friend and sent a written thank you to the theater manager.
Photo courtesy of Patti White, Good Sport Captioning
The following day, the Hearing Loss Association of Greater St. Louis, sponsored the first event in the United States. A Regal theater in Hazelwood, Missouri had 50 people in attendance for an open captioned showing of Skyfall. Before the film’s start, a demonstration of Sony Entertainment Access Glasses for closed captioning was presented (see above photo). The theater was unable to obtain enough Sony glasses for the crowd, so an open captioned showing was substituted. Great advocacy, Hearing Loss Association of Greater St. Louis!
On November 10th, DCARA (Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, & Referral Agency) of California, sponsored closed captioned events at 10 theaters in the San Francisco Bay area. Participating theater chains included Regal and Cinemark. I am still awaiting a report on their turnout, but will share details with you when I get them.
Next weekend is our event in Chicago which I am coordinating. So farALDA Chicago has 37 people coming out to attend showings in 6 different locations. As I write this, we have openings for 13 more people who need captioning devices. The theater manager at the first location which filled up has accommodated us by obtaining 5 additional CaptiViews. We really appreciate his responsiveness.
This week I found out that advocacy groups in Colorado and Utah have joined in Show Us the Captions! I’ve also heard that a group in London may participate as well. It’s very exciting and it’s not too late for anyone else to join in and participate. You can do it on your own as Lauren did if you don’t have a group sponsoring an event in your area. Please let us know on the Show Us the Captions! Facebook page of your plans.

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