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Fire Alarm to Protest Against a Captioned Movie?

Recent news reported that in Maryland a 34-year-old man intentionally pulled fire alarm in an angry response to the popular “Avengers” movie that was captioned.

This is a very surprising reaction – especially that this movie was one of very few open-captioned ones offered at selected movie theaters at selected times that greatly benefit deaf and hard of hearing people. That man’s action shows his lack of awareness and empathy towards those who can understand movies only with captions on. Unlike deaf and hard of hearing people who have have such limited options to watch captioned movies, many hearing people like that man can choose to go to another movie theater or wait until next showtime with a movie that is not captioned.

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