NAD + CBS = more access to Deaf

No Closed Captions NeededThere’s no bigger sports event than the Super Bowl. Normally, access to the game is limited to the hearing. However, this year, parts of the pre-game, commercials, and game will be signed:

…for those viewers wanting to watch the signing of the National Anthem and America the Beautiful prior to the kick-off, CBSSports.com will offer a camera angle titled “Fan Choice” whereby actor John Maucere will perform these iconic songs in American Sign Language.

Additionally…

CBS has made all the preparations to ensure that the Super Bowl and all in-game national commercials are captioned…

…I love this quote from the NAD:

Captioning is an inexpensive way to ensure that the entire televised Super Bowl experience is fully accessible to all. At least 48 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States rely on captioning to have the same experience, and many others such as those watching the game in public places such as bars and gyms also benefit from the captions.

I would love to read your review of your Super Bowl captioned experience. Please comment below.

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