While the Super Bowl, the NFL’s championship game, has been captioned for years, this will be the first time that captioning on commercials has reached 100%. According to a survey conducted by access advocate Sean Zdenek, 75% of commercials during last year’s Super Bowl were captioned. The Super Bowl is usually the most watched television event of the year in America, with a 30-second advertising spot during it costing US$2.7 in 2010.
The NAD has applauded the NFL and FOX, noting that, “This year's achievement marks an important milestone in the quest to achieve 100% television and Internet accessibility.”
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