Lawsuit Settled over Closed-Captioning at UK Football Games

Feb 15, 2012

A deaf University of Kentucky football season ticket holder and the university have settled a lawsuit over closed-captioning at Wildcat home games. Charles Mitchell of Lancaster filed suit in May, seeking to force the University to put captions for all game announcements on the scoreboard of the stadium, under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

One of Mitchell's attorneys told the Associated Press that captions for all public address announcements should be on the scoreboard when the next season starts. U-K will host Kent State on September 8th. University of Kentucky spokesman Dewayne Peevy says the school added closed captioning when it spent more than six million dollars to install new scoreboards and ribbon boards late last year.

Similar lawsuits have been filed in the past against Ohio State University and the NFL's Washington Redskins.