We program a lot of films here at CCPL. The audience consists primarily of
seniors, some of whom have better hearing than others. We have capability
for closed captioning at one of our locations (which I've never used) and I
will turn on the regular subtitles (I once had a request for German!...we
get European tourists in the winter months) when requested.
I have had few complaints when they are turned on.
Collier County Public Library
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Subject: [Videolib] English subtitles for DVD screenings?
I'm showing Sidney Lumet's Murder on the Orient Express on DVD at my public
library this week. Our sound system is very good but not excellent, many of
our regular moviegoers are seniors, and Poirot's Belgian accent is a bit
Should I turn on the English subtitles to help patrons better understand
the dialogue, or would English subtitles be an unnecessary distraction? I'm
leaning toward leaving subtitles off unless asked to turn them on.
for any comments.
Mike in Dubuque
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