Football fan sues American university over lack of captioning at games

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Friday, 6 May 2011 09:17am

A hearing impaired man who attends University of Kentucky home football games at Commonwealth Stadium, has filed a case in a US district court to try to force the university to provide captioning of all announcements during the games.

The man, Charles Mitchell, said that captions for announcements over the public address system could be displayed on video boards and monitors, and not doing so was violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

He has asked the court to issue a permanent injunction ordering the University of Kentucky to provide Deaf and hearing impaired people with equal access to all activities and services during games.

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