Captions Midwest helps people with hearing disabilities in the greater Chicago area locate entertainment and cultural events that they can enjoy through text, especially captions.
CaptionFish is a captioned movies search engine
- A movie with Open Captions is a film printed with subtitles.
- A movie with Closed Captioning requires a decoding device to view captions. Closed Captioning devices include CaptiView and Rear Window Captioning (RWC).
CaptiView Closed Caption Device Instructions:
- Turn the Device On. Locate the "On/Off" switch on the right side of the unit. Slide it down for "On".
- Select Auditorium. On the bottom right of the device press the left or "A" button to select the Auditorium number.
- Connect to Auditorium. Press the middle or "C" button to Connect to the auditorium.
Please Note: This device does NOT display captions for the pre-show or previews. Captions begin when the actual movie begins. Please let the movie theater staff know if a device is not working.
Deaf Illinois' website has a long list of theaters that support assistance of some kind for the deaf and HOH.
Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago/Lincoln Park offers the following accessibilities:
- Amplified Headphone
- Deaf Sign Master
Learn more and order tickets from Steppenwolf
When purchasing tickets for an accessible performance, please indicate that you are interested in the service that's being offered -- that will allow us to give you the best possible seats and assistance. We usually get the tickets half off because we are buying tickets for deaf/hoh.
Victory Gardens Theater
Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago/Lincoln Park offers the following accessibilities:
- Assisted Listening Devices
- Sign Language Interpretation
- Word for Word Captioning
- TTY Phone Line
Learn more and order tickets from Victory Gardens Theater