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Friday, October 12, 2012

Attn: People of Pennsylvania - Come Join Us

Hello, Fellow Pennsylvanians!

Please share this information with all the Deaf and Hard of Hearing people you know. This is a national event to promote captioning, and to educate the public what is available for people who are D/deaf, hard of hearing, and experiencing hearing loss. Hearing Loss Association of Pennsylvania is hosting this event. If our local people would like to come out and support theaters to provide access and devices, this is a GREAT opportunity to unite together and be visible for the cause. We must be sure to let Alan Kutner know by November 15 that glasses are needed so they know how many to have on hand for the event.

Here's to technology advancement and accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people everywhere!

HLA - PA Participating with Show Us the Captions!

DECEMBER 2, 2012
What:      See a movie enjoy captions!

Where:   Regal Cinema - UA King of                            Prussia Stadium16 IMAX, 
              300 Goddard Blvd. King of                            Prussia, Second Floor Balcony
When:   Sunday, December 2, 2012,
                  1:30 p.m.

On Sunday, December 2, 2012 we will be meeting at the Regal Cinema King of Prussia, a theater that now provides captioned glasses so you won’t miss a word of the performance.  Alan Kutner, chair of the HLA-PA Movie Captioning Committee, will explain how the glasses workHLS (Hearing Loop System) and an ASL interpreter will ensure that the presentation is accessible to most everyone with a hearing loss. 

You can select your own movie to attend which starts on or after 1:45 pm. (You are responsible for purchasing your own movie ticket.)  After the performance, there will be light refreshments and your feedback.   

Only a limited number of devices are available so please RSVP as soon as possible to Alan Kutner to reserve yours.  Let Alan know the number of devices you wish to reserve by email at kutner@hla-pa.org. (If you do not have email, you may call Alan at  610-449-3643.)  The deadline for replying is Thursday, November 15, 2012 Please note that captioning works on both 2D and 3D movies. 

Hearing Loss Association of PA (HLA-PA) is working together with Collaborative for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC) towards the common goal of greater access to captioning.  

Show Us the Captions is on FaceBook:

Do you tweet? Share your event and see what others will be tweeting  on Twitter. Use the hashtag #showusthecaptions

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