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New Theatre Captioning Device goes into action

SH Line Producer | 10:20 UK time, Friday, 27 November 2009

For many of us, watching captioned performances can be frustrating - we all watch the same monitors displaying the live text as the performance progresses.

The way deaf people watch captioned theatre could be changing with the launch of a new device.

AirScript's developers, Cambridge Consultants, hope the handsets will attract more tourists to theatres.

The captions, received over wifi, scroll throughout live performances.

The handsets have LED backlighting with a black background and orange text to minimise glare. They have a battery life of up to six hours.



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