Stadium Captioning


Stadium CaptioningWHY ACT NOW

Why it is in your best interest to act now

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements are sometimes difficult to interpret. For stadiums, it is getting clearer. Where necessary, accommodations must be made to provide aids or services to ensure effective communication. The US Department of Justice established precedence in a landmark case in 2004 at the International Spy Museum. In 2006, the National Association for the Deaf filed a lawsuit, Feldman v. Pro-Football, Inc., against the Washington Redskins for not providing captioning at their football games at FedEx Field. And just last year, another federal lawsuit was filed in Columbus, Ohio by the NAD which charged that Ohio State University violated the ADA requirements by not providing captioning at all its venues.

The DURATEQ ATV solution offers organizations the ability to provide a single personal device which helps public entertainment venues meet Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements that public accommodations do not discriminate against disabled individuals.

The reality is that you are trying to accommodate your audience as best as you can. Making a proactive move on this issue results in positive press vs. defending a potential lawsuits. We can show you how mobile captioning is the most cost effective way to reach the whole audience regardless of where they are sitting.

We can get you up and running in 2 to 3 months. Let us know if you want to talk to some of our customers.


The population is aging and you have some deaf and hard of hearing fans in the audience. Providing text of the public address announcements and referee calls for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing is the right thing to do.

Next you get a conflicting picture of how to do that and stay within your budget. Regardless of where you are located, the debate is happening, open captions vs. closed captions. We happen to believe that both can coexist and that perhaps MOBILE CAPTIONING is the best choice for your stadium. The reasons are many.

  • People are comfortable with mobile devices — just look around at all the mobile phone, texting, holding them up at concerts
  • You can sit anywhere — with good WiFi coverage you don’t need line of sight
  • Leverage your base captioning infrastructure — bolts on to what you are doing already
  • Keeps your valuable signage space open for advertising or scoreboard stats


Immediate Benefits of DURATEQ ATV solution to Stadiums, Arenas and Public Entertainment Venues:

  • Provide equal access to your media experience to disabled fans, meeting ADA requirements, on consumer devices over your WiFi network
  • Deliver real-time captioning to deaf and hard of hearing fans wherever they are sitting
  • Free up valuable scoreboard space for advertising or game statistics which ~99% of your fans demand
  • Re-broadcast your PA system announcements at assistive listening decibel levels over headsets
  • Re-broadcast your choice of play-by-play radio announcers for blind and low sight fans (audio description)

Future system enhancements possible:

  • Enable fans to bring their own WiFi enabled device, (iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, or Windows devices)
  • Delivery of other content or advertising messages
  • Scalable to include general fan users



Contact us now for more information and we will give you a call to discuss your venue.

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