Public Access / ADA information
We live in a time of great technological advances. More things are being looped and captioned every day, but there is more work to be done. Check out:
ADA materials available free from the U.S. Department of Justice.
United States Department of Justice (DOJ) – Communicating with People who are deaf or hard of hearing. US Department of Justice guidelines for police officers on how to communicate with people with hearing loss.
Captionfish is a free captioned movie search engine. It will give you a listing of all captioned movies within a large geographic area.
Let’s Loop Seattle aims to get loop systems installed in public venues, such as theaters, public meeting rooms, and auditoriums, in order to make access easier for people with telecoils.
The Washington State Communication Access Project (Wash-CAP)
The Washington State Communication Access Project (Wash-CAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enabling persons with hearing loss/deafness to fully enjoy public venues. Wash-CAP works to help public venues convert spoken words into real time captions, displayed so all can read them. We accomplish these goals by working with sports, entertainment, cultural, governmental, and other venues to provide facilities that make it possible for the hard of hearing to share the same experience as the hearing public. Where persuasion fails, we are prepared to compel the venues to provide those facilities.