(The Progressive) -- The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law July 26, 1990. Here we are, twenty-eight years later, and some outfits are still acting like this law doesn’t apply to them.
Suppose a deaf or blind person wants to go see a movie at a theater. How does a deaf person know what’s being said on screen? How does a blind person catch the strictly visual elements of the story, such as costumes, sight gags, or the noble protagonist running to escape a rampaging ball of fire?
There are devices that solve this problem. They provide captions, like subtitles, that only the person in the audience using the device can see. They also provide audio description, where a recorded narrator describes the visual elements of the story to a blind person via headphones.
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