The Limping Chicken is a independently run deaf news/blogs website and I’m so happy to be in touch with them. I’ve done a little interview for them, but in the meantime this Guardian article written by Charlie Swinbourne, the website’s founder, is absolutely worth a read. (Click here)
The situation Charlie describes in the first paragraph is almost exactly what happened to my Mum and I in August. We checked, double checked and triple checked and still no subtitles. The worrying thing? Charlie wrote this article 5 years ago. I won’t wait another 5 years to easily go to the cinema with my lovely Mum. I’m impatient, but more importantly, I’m right. This isn’t on. (Can you tell that today I’ve mostly been emailing people that make me angry?)
“Until attitudes change, for deaf people, a visit to the cinema will remain a lottery. You might get lucky and have a great night, but there’s a high chance you’ll find yourself disappointed.”
I’m not awfully good at being disappointed.