Thanks to Kauai Rep. James Tokioka, the deaf and visually impaired will be able to experience 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', making it the first movie showing to provide such accommodations as required under a new Hawaii law, Honolulu Civil Beat reports.
Tokioka introduced the bill last session, and Gov. David Ige signed it in June. The measure takes effect Jan. 1.
The new law requires anyone operating a movie theater in more than two locations in Hawaii to provide open captioning for at least two showings per week. They must also provide an audio description of any motion picture that is produced and offered with audio description.
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