Attending a live sporting event can be a thrilling experience that has an atmosphere you can’t get watching on a TV. ADA laws and design guidelines have come a long way to make stadiums accessible for people with disabilities. Especially the 2010 update which gave more specifics to stadium design and accessibility. Though improvements can always be made and such is the case for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Announcements over the public address system can’t be heard, messages on stadium screens may be blocked, and referee calls aren’t fully communicated.
Recently there have been many lawsuits against stadiums for violating ADA requirements regarding accessible closed captioning. To remedy this problem, stadiums have begun implementing mobile stadium captioning devices such as the Durateq ATV by Softeq. This technology has been around for a few years now but is beginning to spread to more and more venues.