KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Knoxville-based Regal Entertainment Group is installing new equipment in its theaters that will help people with vision or hearing impairments enjoy the movies.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, this summer, Regal will begin providing access eyeglasses that use holographic technology to project closed captioning texts at about 6,000 screens across the country.
Company CEO Randy Smith calls the technology a game changer and the closest thing to complete access for sight- and hearing-impaired patrons the industry has ever had.
Among those the company tested the technology on is Smith's son, Ryan, who is deaf.
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