The University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced several measures that are designed to better accommodate Terps fans who are deaf or hard of hearing. The changes are part of a lawsuit settlement and improvements have been rolling out since 2013. They now include an agreement to caption new and archived videos on UMD Athletics websites.
“The National Association of the Deaf appreciates the actions of the University of Maryland to ensure their sporting events are accessible to deaf and hard of hearing fans through providing line-of-sight captioning at their facilities and captioning of all videos on their website,” said Howard A. Rosenblum, Esq., CEO of the National Association of the Deaf.
Plaintiffs in the case were represented by Joseph B. Espo, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP, and Marc P. Charmatz and Caroline Jackson at the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center.