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senate Bill S. 555

Making Movie Theaters More Accessible for People with Visual or Hearing Impairments

Argument in favor

Going out to a movie theater to enjoy a film should not be limited to those who are not hearing or visually impaired. Everyone should be able to enjoy movies as fully as possible.

Kimberely 's Opinion
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01/25/2017
I can't believe I have never thought about this. Yes, yes, yes!
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Kumoku's Opinion
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07/21/2018
I would have no issue watching a film in theatre with subtitles if that meant my fellow patrons could enjoy the movie just as much as myself.
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Argument opposed

Movie theaters are already adding these systems to increase accessibility on their own. Compelling change through government mandates makes it more costly for theater operators to implement.

Damian's Opinion
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02/27/2015
What part of privately owned dont people understand? go to a theater that will accommodate your needs if its that good it will put its competition out of business
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Elinor's Opinion
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04/25/2016
Movie theatres now have superior access for people with hearing and seeing impairments. The screens are huge and even the last row of seats is too close to watch comfortably with no resulting eye strain. The sound is nearly always so *#~^! loud that I wear earplugs and we can feel the vibrations. Just how much more is needed?!
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    The President has not signed this bill
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedMarch 13th, 2013
    What part of privately owned dont people understand? go to a theater that will accommodate your needs if its that good it will put its competition out of business
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    Movie theatres now have superior access for people with hearing and seeing impairments. The screens are huge and even the last row of seats is too close to watch comfortably with no resulting eye strain. The sound is nearly always so *#~^! loud that I wear earplugs and we can feel the vibrations. Just how much more is needed?!
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    I can't believe I have never thought about this. Yes, yes, yes!
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    This should be s no brained under ADA.
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    I would have no issue watching a film in theatre with subtitles if that meant my fellow patrons could enjoy the movie just as much as myself.
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