In collaboration with the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and The National Theatre of Great Britain, we are the first theatre in the United States to offer Smart Caption Glasses (SCG) to our audience.

What you should know...

  • This revolutionary technology displays a synchronized transcript of the play’s dialogue and sound directly onto the lenses.
  • Text can be customized by placement, color, size, and one line of text or scrolling.
  • Patrons using SCG should arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes early to get familiar with the technology, or contact the Box Office to arrange a separate time for a tutorial.
  • SCG may be reserved at no cost.
  • The glasses frames can fit directly over most prescription eyeglasses.
  • People's Light began offering the glasses publicly with Lucy Kirkwood's The Children in January, 2020.
  • Patrons have reported feeling "empowered," "included" and happy to be in on the jokes.
  • We will continue to offer open caption performances, relaxed performances, and ASL interpretation.
  • In addition to the Smart Caption Glasses, we offer other accommodations, including Assistive Listening Devises and T-Coil induction loops.