Open captioning for Maui’s deaf citizens is now showing in local theaters

The Maui News, Hawaii, reported on April 3 that moviegoers who are deaf or hard of hearing on the island will now have captioning right up on the big screen. Following a new state law that requires movie theaters to provide open captioning for films, Maui Deaf Friends and Aloha Independent Living Hawaii are hosting a series of film screenings at the Maui Mall Megaplex Cinema in Kahului.

“This is to celebrate the new accessibility law,” said Brian Hauser, advocacy coordinator for Aloha Independent Living. “The point is to have people who are deaf go to whatever movies they want.”

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