Friday, January 22, 2010

More Accommodations at Sports Venues (This Time, Cowboys Stadium)

In October I wrote an entry about the new Target Field in Minnesota and its accommodations for people with disabilities. Just today I read on Deaf News Today about a new captioning system at Cowboys Stadium in Texas. I poked around a bit and found an article on the subject from the Dallas Morning News. The new system, which has captioning, amplified audio, and a play-by-play of the game, can be used anywhere in the stadium, even when you're not at your seat.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the device the stadium uses "connects to the stadium's Wi-Fi network through any of 700 access points and streams data for fans who need help following the games or other events at the stadium."

I think this is very cool and another great way to provide accommodation at sports venues. As I mentioned in my other post, stadiums can be loud, noisy, confusing places for anyone. I hope that stadiums near me, like Chase Field or the University of Phoenix Stadium, adopt useful accommodations such as these.

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