Court Rules ADA Requires Closed-Captioned Movies

In December, 2008, HLAA joined Washington State Communications Access Project (Wash CAP) and others in a “Friend of the Court” (amicus) brief for a movie captioning case that was filed in Arizona. In that amicus brief, we supported closed captioning in movie theaters as a form of accommodation that could be provided to people with hearing loss under the ADA.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled April 30, 2010 that the ADA can require movie theaters to exhibit closed-captioned movies.

Read the full story and the history of the case as outlined by Wash CAP under “Public Facilities” on their blog.