High-tech innovators consider theater captioning alternatives

The Mail Tribune, Ore., has reported that the Rogue Valley high-tech community will tackle an array of issues associated with on-screen captions when they gather for their annual “hackathon.” The group has partnered with the Southern Oregon University Center for the Arts to test any new captioning technology generated from the meeting throughout the summer. Specifically, the group will examine ways to alleviate issues pertaining to the use of personal hand-held devices to read captions, such as smartphones and iPads.

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