Audio Description (AD), Closed Captions (CC) & Open Captions (OC)
AD - Audio Description
Is an overall system that assists customer with visual impairments (VI). The transmitter enables the receiver (pack + headphones) worn by the guest to hear Audio Description soundtrack (VI). They can also elect to hear just the movie soundtrack at a higher volume via the headphones
The transmitter can also enable a guest to access the HI soundtrack via the neckloop and pack that is tuned into their hearing aid
CC - Closed Captions
Is a system that assist customer with hearing impairment (HI). The device has a small screen that displays closed captions as the movie is playing. The unit has a base that fits into the cupholder and has a bendable arm that guests are able to position directly in front of them, allowing them to read & watch the screen at the same time.
Neither of these devices impact the viewing of other Cinema guests. These are personal devices used by VI & HI guests at their seats.
OC - Open Captions
HOYTS also operates select sessions with Open Caption (English subtitles).
Open Caption films allow the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to watch films with text and sound descriptions displayed on screen (English subtitles). Look for the "Open Caption" icon next to the session times to see which cinemas and sessions are screening these films.