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Simultext® Wireless Captions

ADA Compliance for Public Assembly Venues.

Figaro's Simultext Wireless Captions Now Availalble iPhone™ and iPod® touch users

Have you ever been to a live performance and had a difficult time understanding what was being said or sung on the stage? Approximately 10% of the USA population is either deaf or hard of hearing and that number is expected to double in the next 10 years. Simultext® Wireless Captions will provide you with real-time English Captions of any theatrical performance.* Simultaneous captions in multiple languages may also be available. This is a free application.

Download with iTunes 7.7 or higher

  • Launch iTunes on you computer and select the app store
  • Type “Figaro Systems or Simultext” in the search field
  • Once the application page opens, select “GET APP” and it will automatically load to your iTunes application
  • The application will load to your device the next time you sync with iTunes

Or Directly to your Apple Device

  • Download the Application directly to your iPhone or iPod touch from the App Store logo on your Home Screen
  • Type “Figaro Systems or Simultext” in the search field
  • Once the application page opens, select “GET APP” and it will automatically load to your device

Now you can enjoy the show.

* Please contact your local live performance theatre or Opera house to find out if they offer a Figaro Systems, Inc. Simultext® transmission.


“The Wiener Staatsoper is proud to have been the first European opera house to install Figaro's Simultext® system, which we have operated without any problem since September 2001. It has greatly enhanced our public's enjoyment of our performances.”
Ioan Holender, Director of the Wiener Staatsoper, Austria