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US telephone relay service provider launches web-based relay service


Purple Communications, Inc., a US provider of telephone relay services, has released a new service called ClearCaptions™ that displays near real-time captions of telephone calls via the Internet.

Users of ClearCaptions can view the captions via web browsers or on a dedicated application installed on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

For more information, visit the ClearCaptions website, view a short video tour on ClearCaptions or download the ClearCaptions app from the iTunes store.


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US cinema chain to provide CaptiView captions


America’s third largest cinema chain, Cinemark, will install CaptiView closed caption equipment for Deaf and hearing impaired patrons in all its Californian complexes by mid-2012.

A result of legal action taken against Cinemark, the settlement applies only to California but advocates are meeting with Cinemark and other chains to encourage closed captioning services in other states.  

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Enjoy this long weekend with an accessible movie


Go to the movies this Easter long weekend for some accessible entertainment. There are many films available with both captions and audio description to choose from throughout the country.

Among the accessible cinema venues are the cinemas that have adopted the latest in captioning technology – the CaptiView system. This easy-to-use hand-held screen means more sessions are available to those who may benefit from captions.

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