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Sony Access Glasses Offer Subtitle Display in 2D and 3D – Gets a U.S Cinema Deal

Subtitle specs could be the next innovative eyewear you see people wearing in the cinema thanks to Sony. The company has partnered with Regal Entertainment Group in the United States to bring the informative eyewear, aimed at the partially hearing or completely audio impaired audience members, to over 500 cinemas ahead of the summer blockbuster season next year.

The Sony Access glasses will be suited for both 2D and 3D films. So don’t think you’ll need to wear two pairs, there will actually be a clip on set of 3D lenses. The specs display text in six different languages and feature in built headphone capable of relaying descriptive audio to those with special sight requirements to allow them to also enjoy the film watching experience as fully as possible.

The subtitle glasses were first tried out by Sony UK last year to positive response by public testers, now the glasses have a major backer in the form of Regal Entertainment Group which has around 4700 digital screens running in the States. No news yet on an interested UK party, but with big names such as Odeon catering more for cinema-goers with disabilities we don’t think it’ll take too long for this to take off.

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