Wednesday, September 25, 2013

University Sued over Sports Captioning

from Maryland Terrapins Athletics
NAD is suing the University of Maryland Sued over the lack captioning at its sporting events on large scoreboards. The National Association of the Deaf was filed on behalf of football fans Sean Markel and Dr. Joseph Innes. They say the lack of captions at Byrd Stadium and the Comcast Center leaves them out of some aspects of the games. NAD head Howard Rosenblum says "Every sports team should implement quality captioning systems visible to everyone not only to comply with the law but also to meet the needs of everyone." The Washington Post quotes the school as defending its policies as being within the legal requirements, saying "The here. Take a look at the NAD press release here. Below is a video report from WJLA-TV.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding???
It demostrated poor prioritized issues among the deaf community. NAD will not touch issues of many deaf people collecting SSI checks but screaming at University in behalf of 2 fans. That is sicken!!!
By the way I used to be a memeber o NAD and I left 20 years ago because they did not help me related to my job discrimination!!!