Tag Archives: visual impairments

2012 Paralympic Games Start Aug. 29

In the largest Paralympic Games ever, 4200 athletes from over 140 countries will be competing in 20 different games in the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games taking place between August 29 and September 9.  The city of London is bringing the Games back to the country that gave birth  to the Paralympic movement in 1948, when Dr. Ludwig Guttmann organized a  wheelchair archery competition at …

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Accessible Movies

Another victory for people with disabilities was achieved this week  when  the Illinois attorney general’s office announced a settlement with AMC Theatres, the state’s largest movie theater chain.  AMC has agreed to make it’s movies accessible for people with hearing and visual impairments. By 2014, all of AMC’s theaters will be equipped with both captioning devices–small rectangular screens that attach to cup holders on theater seats–for people with hearing …

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