The National Association of Theatre Owners has reached an agreement with the the Alexander Graham Bell Association and other advocacy groups, the Los Angeles Times reports.
In the past, theater owners had complained about the high cost of installing the necessary equipment, which can range from $3,000 to nearly $40,000, depending on the size of the theater, the Times reports.
But only a third of the 38 million Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing go to the movies once a year, compared with 70 percent of the general population.
The new recommendations have been sent to the Department of Justice, which is conducting a review of guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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