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Hollywood filmmakers are beginning to make available prints of their films that are captioned for deaf people. “While the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 has dramatically increased captioning on television, it does not require movie captions. The reason is obvious: Unlike TV captions, they can’t be turned off. The studios and theaters convinced Congress that captioning would reduce the overall audience for movies. Since then, there has been progress in developing a technology that provides captions to people at their seats.”