The National Theatre in London has unveiled new technology to enable deaf audiences to see captions for performances in front of their eyes using special glasses, The Stage reports.
The technology could transform the theater experience for deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
The glasses will enable people to read live captioning on the lenses during a performance, removing the need for captioning screens.
National Theatre director Rufus Norris said that for the first time, deaf audiences would be able to attend any performance, rather than rely on the limited number of captioned performances that the theater currently schedules.
If it is a success, the result would be "transformative," Norris said.
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