November 24, 2004 at 12:00 am #19515
I wish I knew the answer to that. I'm deaf myself, and it's very frustrating to hear the audience laughing and I have absolutely no idea what's going on. I do know, though, that the movie theatres themselves are very, very resistant to the idea. I know that there's a large deaf community in the Tampa area, and my friends there tell me that despite repeated requests, the theatres continue to refuse to caption the movies for the deaf. The main excuse they use is: MONEY. It costs money to set those things up, but to me, that's not a good enough excuse.