With every new sports venue, remodel, or video-scoreboard renovation comes a decision
each sports organization must make: how to comply with federal and local regulations on
providing in-venue live closed-captioning content for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
The ever-increasing use of visual and aural technologies to present and enhance the game for attendees
has also created the need to identify ways to provide an equal experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing fans. This is most effectively accomplished through captioning of the live aural content and presenting these captions on LED displays, TVs, and other auxiliary devices within the venue.
This section of the SVG Venue Initiative White Paper will summarize current regulations,
review technical and operational requirements, and offer examples of quality in-venue
captioning from several professional and collegiate teams.