Super Bowl For First Time To Be Fully Captioned For Hearing Impaired
The NFL, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and FOX have announced that the Super Bowl will be completely captioned for the first time in history including all nationally-televised TV commercials and promotions. The NAD estimates 36 million Americans are either deaf or hard-of-hearing. FOX’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday will mark the first time everything is fully captioned from start to finish.
The issue of hearing impaired Americans is personal for NFL Commissioner Roger “Godfather” Goodell as his late cousin, William Stokoe, was a famous sign language advocate. The “S” in the commissioner’s full name, Roger. S. Goodell, stands for Stokoe.