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Old 08-05-2003, 08:33 PM   #1
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Deaf Passengers / Inflight movies for a long haul flight

I am deaf and travel all over the world. Everytime I boarded the plane for a long haul flight. The inflight movies never have closed captioned for the deaf. Hearing people enjoy their inflight movies, why can't deaf people engjoy the inflight movies with closed captioned?
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Old 08-05-2003, 09:22 PM   #2
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Thats a good question. I guess it's something to write about to the airlines. Just a question, if you are deaf, how are you able to type?
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Old 08-05-2003, 10:13 PM   #3
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Re: Deaf Passengers / Inflight movies for a long haul flight

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I am deaf and travel all over the world. Everytime I boarded the plane for a long haul flight. The inflight movies never have closed captioned for the deaf. Hearing people enjoy their inflight movies, why can't deaf people engjoy the inflight movies with closed captioned?
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I never watch the in-flight movies; I bring my laptop and a handful of DVDs to watch.

Very frequently, the passengers sitting next to me starts watching the movie, too. If I notice this, I turn on the captions in their native language which is always greately appreciated. My laptop doesn't have a second heasdet port so this is the only alternative for sharing the movie.

Have you considered bringing your own DVD player & movies?
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nwgoldelite's reply has left me speechless.

This is also a condition, much like deafness, which doesn't prevent reading or typing.
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Thats a good question. I guess it's something to write about to the airlines. Just a question, if you are deaf, how are you able to type?
Is that meant to be funny???
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Old 08-11-2003, 07:39 PM   #6
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No of course not. I don't understand why people are mocking me. If your deaf, then you can't talk. If you can't talk, then how do you learn grammer? It's a very simple question, and it wasn't meant to offend, or hurt anyone.

Maybe I'm missing something?
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Old 08-11-2003, 08:03 PM   #7
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have you ever heard of helen keller?
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Old 08-12-2003, 04:47 AM   #8
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We are living in an age where almost all children with any kind of handicap are taught to read and write, don't you remember last year the students of the largest US college for the deaf were picketing to remove the hearing Dean for one who was deaf.
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Old 08-12-2003, 08:53 AM   #9
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No I dont remember that event. But how are the deaf able to learn to read and write? It's not like they can sound out letters. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I'm just curious as to how they do it.
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Old 08-12-2003, 11:35 AM   #10
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Sigh, I think that you've driven away KDHawaii2003, who would have likely otherwise been a great contributor to ITYT.
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Old 08-12-2003, 02:59 PM   #11
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Sorry, I guess curiosity killed the cat.
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Old 08-13-2003, 02:32 PM   #12
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I guess the deaf learn grammer (sic!) the same way as they learn spelling, by reading and writing, not by speaking. Maybe you should take some of those "spelling" courses.

I learned 3 foreign languages, complete with spelling and grammar, without hearing any natives speaking it. Sure, my pronunciation might be off, but that's irrelevant.
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I learned sign language for the deaf in UK slightly different than US, but I could already read
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Seriously:

Unless you have a total loss, you might want to look into noise cancelling earphones. At least one of them (PlaneQuiet for example) also appears capable of amplifying the sound to an intolerable (to me) level.

Not so seriously:

Flying from Newark to Tokyo on Continental you can enjoy Japanese sub-titles while others listen to the English sound track.

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Old 08-14-2003, 02:38 PM   #15
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Unless you have a total loss, you might want to look into noise cancelling earphones. At least one of them (PlaneQuiet for example) also appears capable of amplifying the sound to an intolerable (to me) level.
How much and where from?
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How much and where from?
There are a whole bunch of them, from under $20 to over $600. Do an Internet search for noise canceling headphones/earphones and see who doesn’t offer one. The ones I’ve tried all do what they are supposed to do, more or less, with little discernible difference and the determining factor should be personal preference and the features each offers.

Some people want function . . . my cheap old Timex Data-Link watch gives me world time/alarms/phone numbers/reminders, notes, several optional functions and resets the time when it reloads everything from the database in my computer. Others want to spend money and pay many thousands of dollars for a Rolex that only gives them the time if they set it correctly.

I just returned this week from comparing three noise canceling earphones for function and comfort on my jaunt GUM/NRT/EWR/AMS/WAW/BUD & return.

The cheapest, and simplest to use, was the “Coby” (http://www.cobyusa.com/product/item2...&cat=headphone Fry's $19.99). Light sturdy, simple to use with only an off/on switch in the left earpiece, with about a 6db boost (not a lot.)

Next was the “noisebuster” (http://www.nct-active.com/nbex.htm $39.95). Separate control box with several switches and selectors that I put tape on so they would stay where they should be (For example I had no urge to control the amount of noise cancellation. . . max is fine.) Not very sturdy and broke physically.

My preference, more comfortable on that 14 hour EWR-NRT flight since the ear cushions surround the ear rather then sitting on it, was the “Plane Quiet” (http://www.planequiet.com/ $79.95). A small, separate module with an off/on switch and a slider control did everything I needed. It featured a convertible plug that could be used both for airline audio and most 1/8-inch phone jacks without a separate adaptor. If you mention coupon code MILESLINK there’s a 10% discount. A second pair is 25% off. Plane Quiet comes with a 90-day trial. That having been said, I think there is something wrong with mine since the LED does not light and there is background transistor noise (not noticeable aboard an aircraft) somewhat higher than other units. I prefer it even as it is but I’m going to send it back to have it checked. This was the one I could make intolerably loud if I wanted to.

Did I take along the $259. Bose or an even more expensive TSO’d unit? Nope, and I haven’t ever considered buying a Rolex either.
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