Education and Information Resources
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Cape libraries have a variety of interesting programs all year. Some libraries have installed assistive hearing devices in the meeting room, notably Dennis Public Library (induction loop). Brewster Ladies’ Library (FM) and Orleans Public Library (FM) so you can hear the programs much better. Brooks Free Library in Harwich has an FM system but it is currently being repaired. You can always call a venue and ask if they have and use amplification of any kind. Let them know you would like to attend IF they do. How can program planners know the need is there if we don’t express it?
Foreign movies are a good source of captioning, and even if there are none playing at the movie theater, public libraries have great collections. Have you discovered clamsnet.org ? You can request items from any Cape library and even off Cape. I understook every word in The King’s Speech that I missed in the movie theater! Speaking of theaters, use www.captionfish.com to search by zip code for local movie theaters showing captioned, rear window or descriptive audio films.
Libraries also have passes for reduced rates for attractions on and off Cape. The new wing of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston does a wonderful job with assistive devices. With the neckloop they provide on their free tours, you feel like the docent is standing right next to you.
The Salt Pond Visitor’s Center at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham shows captioned informational movies and also provides neck loops. A Senior LIFETIME Pass for ALL national parks is only $10–what a bargain if you have reached age 62. Checking out the website first will give you details and movie schedules. http://www.nps.gov/caco/index.htm