Hippodrome Sued Over No Captions

Hippodrome Sued Over No CaptionsBaltimore woman sought hearing-impaired service

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) filed a lawsuit in a Baltimore federal court against Key Brand Theatrical Group, Inc., The Hippodrome Foundation, and the Maryland Stadium Authority alleging that the defendants are refusing to provide captioning for theatrical performances at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, in violation of federal disability law.

“The captioning (Jessica) Gill is seeking is known as ‘open captioning,’ meaning the captions are always in view, as opposed to ‘closed captioning,’ which the viewer can turn on or off,” explained Joe Espo. Joe Espo and Brooke Lierman, along with Marc Charmatz and Caroline Jackson of the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center, are representing the NAD and Baltimore resident Jessica Gill.

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