08. 25. 2011
Sony launches 'subtitle glasses' for deaf audiences
Sony UK is currently developing a pair of 'subtitle glasses' which could change the way deaf people watch movies.
At the moment there's currently a very limited choice if deaf movie fans want to watch the latest blockbusters. They can often only see certain movies at really awkward times with subtitles and that's if it's a large movie theater, it sometimes doesn't make financial sense for smaller venues to show them at all. So, hard of hearing or deaf movie fans would have to presumably wait until it's available on DVD before they can watch it, which I'm sure you'll agree just doesn't seem fair, especially considering a fairly large proportion of the population have some level of deafness.
Sony UK is hoping to combat this problem by building a pair of glasses which will display subtitles on the inside of the lenses, making it look like they're on the actual screen. Not only will this make any kind of movie accessible for deaf people, it also won't be distracting for whoever else happens to be in the cinema at the same time.
According to the article in Digital Trends, the glasses should be available in movie theaters as early as next year.
Via Digital Trends.