Mobile app delivers real-time captions for live theater performances

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Captions have long been available for television and movies, but live theater has traditionally been trickier to understand for those with hearing loss or other impairments. That's where Australian The Captioning Studio comes in, with a new app that delivers real-time theater captioning on smartphone and tablet devices. Launched earlier this year, The Captioning Studio's new, patented GoTheatrical app gives users a way to receive captions for selected live theater performances, beginning with Andrew McKinnon’s production of ‘Dickens’ Women’ at Canberra's The Playhouse in February. To use the app, theatergoers simply register to access the list of upcoming events and…

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