Captioning and audio description at Cowboys Stadium

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Thursday, 14 January 2010 15:44pm

Mobile captioning, audio description in English and Spanish, and assistive listening are part of a new service now available to guests at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas, home to the Dallas Cowboys.

The service is delivered via the DURATEQ Assistive Technology Version (ATV) handheld devices, jointly developed by Softeq and wireless captioning specialist Intelligent Access. The device is already used for a number of Disney parks. For the Cowboys Stadium, the devices have been further developed to support real time captioning.

“Cowboys Stadium is especially proud to be able to offer a wireless device that provides customized assistive technology for our guests including those who are deaf, hearing impaired, blind, or have low vision,” said Scott Purcel, Director of Broadcasting, Dallas Cowboys Football Club. “Now at any large event at Cowboys Stadium, our guests will never miss any portion of the event while at the Stadium. We are excited to have this product available to any guest who needs it.”

The handheld devices help the Cowboys Stadium meet its Title II and Title III obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. They were launched at the Dallas Cowboys home game earlier this month.

More information on the new service and the full complement of access services at the Cowboys Stadium is available from the Dallas Cowboys website.

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