Today, I found out that Continental Airlines now has Closed Captioning on the TV's. How great is that? Now all we have to do is to get other Airlines to accommodate us with closed captioning, especially Jet Blue. In October when my family and I went to florida there was no captioning on the TV's. I wasn't surprised to that there wasn't any captions. I think its ridiculous though because so many of us with hearing loss struggle and cannot live without captioning.
Closed Captioning Now Available for Live Television OnBoard Continental Airlines
Melbourne,Fla./PRNewswire/--LiveTV has announced that, for the first time in history of inflight entertainment, closed captioning is now available for live television content onboard an aircraft. LiveTV says that this system enhancement is a major step forward in delivering the excitement of inflight entertainment to those passengers with hearing loss and continues to drive towards LiveTV's goal of a fully realized " At Home in the Air" experience for each of it's end-users. The closed captioning enhancement will initially be offered to passengers on all LTV3-equipped Boeing 737NG aircraft operated by Continental Airlines, a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, thereby putting each customer in control of the feature while interacting with the 100+ channels of DirectTV- provided satellite television available onboard. Continental will be the first airline in the world to provide this feature to its passengers.