Nonprofit oraganization ‘Bridges for the deaf and hard of hearing’ thanked AMC’s CEO Adam Aron’s initiative to permanently offer some open captions showtimes each week. It will also be well marked on both AMC’s website and their app.
The NPO took Twitter to thank Adam Aron for such efforts to support the disabled community.
Founded by Margaret Lane Washington in 1927, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a nonprofit organisation serving Middle Tennessee, northern Alabama, and southern Kentucky. They serve individuals and families in these areas who live with hearing loss, providing education, outreach, case management, interpreting services, and more.
The CEO of the Worlds largest theatre chain made this announcement after a film student named Drue Polkey from Nicholls State University in Louisiana, created a petition to add captioning in all theatres. “When a deaf or hard-of-hearing friend comes to the movies with me, they have to use CaptiView devices that often don’t work or Sony Entertainment Access Glasses that are distracting. My proposed solution is that AMC Theaters implement open captioning in their theaters.”