Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I love discovering new apps that help people continue to be involved with society. Many people will quit going to the theater when they no longer hear well. Why pay money to go see a movie you can't follow because you can't hear it? In some parts of the U. S., there are actually movie theaters that have captions, or English subtitles along the bottom of the screen. With the new smart phones, we now have some pretty smart apps. For a list of Movie theaters that show open captioned films and their times, check the link below. (A shout out to Dustin Conrad for directing me to this website).
I accidentally stumbled upon an app simply called "Subtitles". It has the subtitles for new and old movies. I love this! Go to the App Store on your phone, search "Subtitles" and there it is. Download it and follow the directions. Of course, not every movie is subtitled, yet, but it's nice to know this is being worked on and people can once again go to the movies and be out around people. It's also FREE.
According to the description written about the app, "You'll be able to access the subtitles of the very latest cinema releases, as well as those for older movies." There are also 20 language translations available. Check out the link below and see for yourself.
The Company is Daniel Walker http://subtitles.structure6.com
Open Captioned Cinemas http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/opencaptionedshowtimes.aspx
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Before I got my Iphone and the Hamilton Mobile app, I used one of the nifty Cap Tel (Captioned Telephone) devices. The mobile app for Iphone and the captioned phone allow me to use my own voice, but a Calling Agent types to me what the person on the other end of the phone is saying. Cap Tel even has an option to use your computer in the same manner. If you know someone who is no longer using a phone because the volume isn't loud enough and nothing else works, I would encourage you to check out the Cap Tel devices and Relay Systems and find what works best. It's wonderful to "see" what you've missed hearing, and your loved ones will love hearing your voice over the phone again. The people at Hamilton Cap Tel will even send you a demo DVD and many states provide the phone for you at no charge. It's a wonderful option to have available.