After years of waiting for a working technology, after years of lawsuits and anger from the hard of hearing and visually impaired communities, two major cinema chains have agreed to install closed caption equipment into all of their cinema theaters.
Cinemark and Regal cinema chains made the announcements in separate news releases.
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Federal Register/Vol. 73, No. 117/Tuesday, June 17, 2008/Proposed Rules
This innocuous document begins thus:
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
28 CFR Part 36
[CRT Docket No. 106; AG Order No. 2968– 2008]
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities
AGENCY: Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
SUMMARY: The Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in order to: Adopt enforceable accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that are ‘‘consistent with the minimum guidelines and requirements issued by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board’’ (Access Board);