New Device Help the Blind Enjoy Movies

New Device Help the Blind Enjoy Movies

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(KSL News) -- A new technology called "Descriptive Video Service" has made it possible for the blind to enjoy movies in theaters.

But if you're visually impaired enjoying movies it's a lot more confusing because most of what goes on in the movies is largely visual.

The new DVS system provides an audio description of a movie's action and scenery via narration inserted in the spaces between dialogue.

DVS Used in 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban': "As Aunt Marge wags her finger at Harry her tip begins to swell. Her checks bulge, her bottom swells to fill the chair. Lattice appears in her stockings... as her legs grow to twice her normal size... seams in her tweed jacket rip apart..."

Mike Renlund, Projection Supervisor: "Everyone I've talked to has just flat out loved it. To be able to come to a movie theater and to enjoy a movie when you haven't been in years, in some cases, or ever -- it's just a fantastic thing for people to do."

The Megaplex 12 theater at Gateway is the first in Utah to use the system.

You can find out the show times and what movies are being played with DVS by calling the theater at 801-325-7500.

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