Open Captions in Theaters are Back! And Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Update

Theaters are opening for live audiences again! The first open captioned performances in our area start this weekend.  There is also good news to share on the OTC hearing aids. Boston Opera House OC Performances The following performances have been identified as OC: Hadestown: 11/6/2021 Pretty Woman: 1/22/2022 To Kill a Mockingbird: 4/9/2022 Ain’t Too Proud: 4/23/2022 Wicked: 6/11/2022 Anastasia: 8/20/2022 Hamilton: 1/21/2023 and 3/4/2023 The times and links for tickets are on their website: https://boston.broadway.com/theatre/citizens-bank-opera-house/#accessibility   Trinity Rep OC Performances The following performances have been identified as OC:   A Christmas Carol: 11/7, 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, and 12/5/2021 Tiny …

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Zoom Makes ASR Captioning Free for People with Hearing Loss

Good News! Thanks to a campaign spearheaded by HLAA’s  Shari Eberts, Zoom has agreed to provide captions on free accounts.  [Below is from Shari’s blog, “Living With Hearing Loss” From https://livingwithhearingloss.com/ ] Success! Zoom has heard our community’s voice! Zoom just announced it will provide its high-quality ASR captions (Live Transcript) FREE for people with hearing loss, as well as other groups who require this feature for accessibility reasons. Click here to request access. This feature will be rolled out to all free accounts by Fall 2021. Since the start of the pandemic, we have been asking Zoom to do just …

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