Entries by Captions Unlimited

Providers Must Offer Effective Communication for Hearing-Impaired or Face ‘Robust Enforcement’

The U.S. government entered into two recent settlements with healthcare providers who allegedly denied deaf and hearing-impaired patients or their caregivers auxiliary aids for effective communication. These settlements remind providers to consider when auxiliary aids, such as interpreters, must be provided free of charge. In the most recent settlement, the U.S. Department of Health and […]

John Fetterman Is Using This Assistive Technology

John Fetterman Is Using This Assistive Technology in the Senate to Help With His Stroke Recovery   BY MINI RACKER FEBRUARY 1, 2023 7:00 AM EST   The 164-year-old Senate chamber was not designed for wires and screens. Senators aren’t even allowed to use their phones when they’re inside. But to help with freshman Senator John […]

The facts about CART, closed captioning, and accessibility for all

CART captioners are everywhere! Whether you’re in a stadium where thousands of fans cause decibel-breaking records, observing the greatest deliberative body in the world, or watching your favorite television show or movie, NCRA-certified CART captioners are hard at work. Captioners provide instant translation of the spoken word to text, as well as concise, objective descriptions […]

In-Venue Closed Captioning

With every new sports venue, remodel, or video-scoreboard renovation comes a decision each sports organization must make: how to comply with federal and local regulations on providing in-venue live closed-captioning content for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Deaf Movie Fan Sues Pittsburgh Movie Theater

Pittsburgh, PA – Kenneth DeHaan, a deaf movie fan from Pittsburgh, filed suit today against Cleveland Cinemas, LLC and Soffer Organization for refusing to provide captioning for deaf individuals at the SouthSide Works cinema in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. DeHaan made multiple requests that the Southside Works theater, the theater closest to his home, come into compliance […]

Deaf Citizen Sues Oklahoma Legislature

Oklahoma City, OK – Johnny Reininger, Jr., a deaf Oklahoma man filed suit today against the State of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives for the failure of the Oklahoma legislature to caption hearings and other proceedings streamed online. The complaint contends that the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives maintain websites […]