Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Broadway Shows

Some New York Broadway shows offer open captioning using a portable LED screen facing a particular side of the orchestra. It's the most popular way for the deaf to experience what Broadway has to offer. Other shows offer sign language interpretation, but the advantage of open captioning is that it does not draw attention to the user. Whenever captioning will be used or an interpreter will be working, an insert is placed in the playbill so everyone in the audience will understand the special accommodations.