Caption crunch

Onstage LED displays that provide redundant text have been an opera staple for some time, but to the best of our knowledge there hasn’t been a widespread equivalent for other types of theatrical performances. That might change with Airscript, a wireless device currently being tested in London that furnishes simultaneous translation of what’s going on; it has a channel for eight languages, and we were pleased to see that one was English for the benefit of Deaf/hard of hearing people, or just those with lousy seats. It shows multiple lines, so that you don’t have to spend all your time staring at it and away from the stage.

Engadget: AirScript translator beams live theater subtitles over the air

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