Lainey Feingold of the Law Office of Lainey Feingold sent an email today spreading the news that Cinemark announced that it is installing audio description equipment on a rolling basis in its theaters across the United States. Installation is already well under way, and all of Cinemark’s theaters in California already offer audio description (also referred to as video description and descriptive narration). Cinemark will be offering audio description at all of its first-run theaters (over 98% of the company’s theaters nationwide) by mid 2013. Cinemark’s initiative is the result of Structured Negotiations with the California Council of the Blind and several Cinemark patrons with visual impairments.

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