Thursday, October 2, 2008
Judge Rules Against Football Stadium
Deaf fans of the Washington Redskins may soon see a big difference at the games. A federal judge is ordering FedEx Field, where the team plays its home games, to provide “equal access” to deaf and hard-of-hearing people who are in the stadium. It all started when three fans filed suit against the football field owner, who claimed listening devices were enough to compensate for deaf fans not knowing what was being said over loud speakers. But the judge disagreed. And now the ruling may wind up forcing stadiums across the country to provide captioning for sporting events.