Caption Massachusetts empowers deaf and hard of hearing people in Massachusetts to attend accessible movies and plays via open captioning.

Caption Massachusetts is part of the Deaf Access Council founded by Evan Brunell and Erik Nordlof.
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–> Resources from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

June 23, 2016


FCC File a complaint #1
FCC File a Complaint #2
Netflix Captions All Streaming Videos
Netflix Will Caption All Streaming Videos by 2014, Per Settlement
In 2014, Netflix and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) reached an agreement that the company would close caption every single one of their streaming videos by September 30th, 2014.
The settlement arose out of a lawsuit filed by the NAD and the Western Massachusetts Association of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, where the two organizations claimed the Netflix was violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by “failing to provide adequate closed captioning on ‘watch instantly’ streaming video programming.” The lawsuit has now been settled with a $795,000 payment and a joint decree.
In the decree, Netflix must submit to deadlines for captioning their streaming content. Netflix says that 82% of their content is already captioned, but the settlement forces the company to make sure 90% is captioned by September 30th, 2013 and 100% is captioned by September 30th, 2014.
Netflix has also agreed to become progressively more efficient in captioning content added to the service after the 2014 deadline. By September 30th, 2015, Netflix must be able to caption all new content in 15 days from it appearing in the library. By 2016, Netflix must provide captioning on all content within one week of its debut. Beyond that, Netflix must strive to work toward providing simultaneous captioning with all new content.
Until then, Netflix has to update their UI to make it even easier to find the captioned content that’s currently available:
“Netflix will maintain on its website ( a list or similar identification of On-demand Streaming Content with Conforming Captions and Subtitles. Netflix will provide an option to either sort or filter the list by title, year, maturity rating, and genre. Netflix’s obligation to maintain this list will expire on October 1, 2014, by which point Conforming Captions or Subtitles will be available on 100% of On-demand Streaming Content,” says the settlement.
“The National Association of the Deaf congratulates Netflix for committing to 100% captioning, and is thrilled to announce that 48 million deaf and hard of hearing people will be able to fully access Netflix’s Watch Instantly services,” said NAD CEO Howard Rosenblum.
“We have worked consistently to make the broadest possible selection of titles available to Netflix members who are deaf or hard of hearing and are far and away the industry leader in doing so,” said Neil Hunt, Netflix Chief Product Officer. “We are pleased to have reached this agreement and hope it serves as a benchmark for other providers of streaming video entertainment.”
You can see a full list of all captioned content here. You can also find it by searching “subtitles.”



finding captions at the movies

Movie Theater

The online tool, CaptionFish,  is a database of caption-friendly theaters near you!  
Go to, to access the database.
[ CaptionFish lists the following movie venues within a 60 mile radius of Boston as providing captions.  Be sure to call the theater first to make sure that captions are provided.  In order to get accurate information, it is  often especially effective to ask to speak to the theater’s manager.
 If you know of any theaters that are not listed, please contact HLAA Boston Chapter at so that we can list new entries.]
Embassy Cinema (1.38 miles)
16 Pine Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 891-0911

AMC Loews Harvard Square 5 (5.56 miles)

10 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

AMC Burlington Cinema 10 (6.33 miles)

20 South Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803

Coolidge Corner Theatre (6.73 miles)

290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 734-2501

Kendall Square Cinema (7.10 miles)

1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1202

Showcase Cinemas Woburn (7.75 miles)

25 Middlesex Canal Parkway
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 933-5330

AMC Loews Boston Common 19 (9.26 miles)

175 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111

AMC Framingham 16 (9.77 miles)

22 Flutie Pass
Framingham, MA 01701

AMC Framingham Premium Cinema (9.77 miles)

22 Flutie Pass
Framingham, MA 01701

Showcase Cinema De Lux Legacy Place (10.68 miles)

670 Legacy Place
Dedham, MA 02026
(800) 315-4000

Regal Fenway Stadium 13 (10.96 miles)

201 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02101
(617) 424-6111

Showcase Cinemas Revere (12.03 miles)

565 Squire Road
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 286-1660

AMC Braintree 10 (15.83 miles)

121 Grandview Road
Braintree, MA 02184

Regal Solomon Pond Mall Stadium 15 (15.90 miles)

591 Donald Lynch Blvd
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 229-8871

Showcase Cinemas Randolph (17.77 miles)

73 Mazzeo Drive
Randolph, MA 02368
(781) 963-7330

Showcase Cinemas Lowell (18.89 miles)

32 Reiss Avenue
Lowell, MA 01853
(978) 551-0060

AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20 (18.90 miles)

100 Independence Way
Danvers, MA 01923

Regal Westborough Stadium 12 (21.03 miles)

231 Turnpike Road
Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 366-6257

Showcase Cinemas Lawrence 7-14 (21.25 miles)

6 Chickering Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 686-2121

Showcase Cinema De Lux Patriot Place (22.66 miles)

24 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035
(800) 315-4000

AMC Tyngsboro 12 (23.61 miles)

440 Middlesex Road
Tyngsboro, MA 01879

METHUEN 20 (24.81 miles)

90 Pleasant Valley Street
Methuen, MA 01844

Regal Cinemas Bellingham 14 (25.28 miles)

259 Hartford Avenue
Bellingham, MA 02019
(508) 966-4500

Showcase Cinemas North Attleboro (28.88 miles)

640 South Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
(508) 643-3900

Showcase Cinemas Worcester North (29.11 miles)

135 Brooks Street
Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 853-4000

Blackstone Valley 14: Cinema de Lux (30.11 miles)

70 Worcester/Providence Turnpike The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
Millbury, MA 01527
(508) 853-4000

Cape Ann Community Cinema (32.97 miles)

21 Main St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 282-1988

Regal Silver City Galleria 10 (34.27 miles)

2 Galleria Mall Drive
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 821-4561

Regal Independence Mall 14 (37.52 miles)

101 Independence Mall Way
Kingston, MA 02364
(781) 582-2002

Regal Independence Mall 14 & RPX (37.78 miles)

101 Independence Mall Way Take Route 3 to Exit 8
Kingston, MA 02364
(781) 582-2002

Showcase Cinemas Seekonk 1-10 (38.35 miles)

800 Fall River Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771
(508) 336-6020

Showcase Cinemas Seekonk Route 6 (38.35 miles)

100 Commerce Way Route 6, Exit 1 on 195
Seekonk, MA 02771
(508) 336-6789

Regal Swansea Stadium 12 (43.79 miles)

207 Swansea Mall Drive
Swansea, MA 02777
(508) 674-6700

Regal Hooksett 8 (46.88 miles)

Hooksett, NH 03106

Showcase Cinemas Warwick (48.66 miles)

1200 Quaker Lane
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 885-1621

Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall (48.66 miles)

400 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 736-5454

Regal Cinemas Newington 15 (52.27 miles)

45 Gosling Road Suite 2
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-4200

Regal Fox Run Stadium 15 (52.27 miles)

45 Gosling Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-6116

AMC Dartmouth Mall 12 (53.47 miles)

140 North Dartmouth Mall
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

Regal Concord 10 (59.12 miles)

Concord, NH 03301
Click here to read about progress in captioning access in cinemas in the U.S.
—>  YOU CAN FIND CLOSED CAPTIONED TELEVISION PROGRAMS by consulting Captioned Web TV, an international resource.



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