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The Media Access Group at WGBH

MoPix® Motion Picture Access

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Motion Picture Access News

DateTitle and source
04.30.2010Groundbreaking Reversal in Movie Theater Disability Case, Press Release
11.14.2009First Person: I Went Out to the Movies, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
11.03.2009Disney Parks Offer Devices for Visually Impaired Visitors, The Orange County Register
12.15.2008Enjoy the Show, Des Moines Register
12.12.2008Rear Window® Captioning Makes Digital Cinema Debut, Press Release
03.06.2008Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! to Arrive in Select Theaters with Captions and Audio Descriptions for Movie Fans of All Ages, Press Release
03.23.2007Coming Soon..., The Ledger (Lakeland, FL)
11.24.2006A Bigger, Better Omnimax, Cincinnati Enquirer
09.21.2006WGBH's MoPix® System Wins da Vinci Award, Press Release
12.05.2005Theaters Improve for Disabled People, USA Today
06.11.2003America Online Makes Finding "MoPix" Movies a Click Away, Press Release
05.24.2001Star Wars Episode II Released with Access Features, Press Release
02.15.2002Platform Nine and Three Quarters, Newsletter
12.05.2001Alive and Well: Accessible 'Grinch' Stole Hearts, Cincinnati Enquirer
12.05.2001John Williams: Studios Find It Profitable to Make Movies Accessible to Consumers with Disabilities,
11.20.2001Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Airs on Fox with Closed Captions and Audio Descriptions, Press Release
11.17.2001The Fully Accessible Harry Potter, Wired News
11.16.2001Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas™ on a Fully Accessible DVD, Press Release
11.15.2001Technology makes films accessible,
11.12.2001Harry Potter Comes to Life for Deaf and Blind Fans, Press Release
11.01.2001Movie Magic for the Hearing Impaired, Business Week
08.28.2001First DVD to Feature Audio navigation Now Available, Press Release
06.05.2001WGBH's Media Access Group Opens Expanded West Coast Facility , Press Release
05.21.2001IMAX theaters take lead in accommodating special needs, St. Petersburg Times Online
04.13.2001PBS to Broadcast Schindler's List with captions and description for deaf and visually impaired audiences , Press Release
09.18.2000Devices Make Theaters Accessible to Blind and Deaf, Wall Street Journal
08.07.2000Cobb County theater makes movies accessible to blind, deaf, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
03.27.2000Two New Systems to Help Deaf and Blind at Movies, New York Times
11.01.1999Making Movies Reel for the Blind, Daily News, New York Now
10.18.1999WGBH pioneers movie technologies for deaf, blind, Boston Business Journal
08.09.1999Yorktown Theater Screens New World, Tribune West
08.02.1999General Cinema Brings Movies to Deaf and Blind, Herald and News
07.01.1999A New Wave in Cinema, The Philadelphia Inquirer
06.17.1999Movie Theater Provides Service for Visually, Hearing Impaired, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
06.07.1999WGBH Speeds Captioned Latest Star Wars to Theaters, Current
05.28.1999Digital Technology Brings the Magic of the Movies to Blind and Deaf People, CBS This Morning
05.22.1999Deaf and blind moviegoers take in first-run Menace, LA Daily News
05.18.1999How the Force will be with Deaf Moviegoers, EE Times
02.25.1999Movie Theater Technology Projects Access to Vision-, Hearing-Impaired, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
11.21.1997Closed Captions And Descriptive Narration Available For First Time As Part Of Feature Film Presentation, Press Release