The MoPix system, created by WGBH Boston--a public broadcasting producer, recently won a da Vinci Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Michigan in recognition of the system's ability to make first-ran movies and theaters accessible to patrons with vision or hearing loss. The da Vinci Awards honor exceptional design and engineering achievements in accessibility and universal design that empowers people of all disabilities. Now available in 270 theaters across North America, MoPix is made up of two separate technologies: Rear Window Captioning, which is intended to enable deaf and hard-of-heating viewers to superimpose captions that only they can see onto a theater screen using a special reflector device that attaches to the seat's cup holder; and DVS Theatrical, which is designed to provide blind or visually impaired patrons with audio narration of a film's visual elements via headsets provided by the theater. For more information, contact: Media Access Group, WGBH Boston, RO. Box 200, Boston, MA 02134; phone: 617-300-5400; web site: <www. mopix.org> or <http://access.wgbh.org>.
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|Title Annotation:||AWARDS; da Vinci Awards|
|Publication:||Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2006|
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