VITAC’s exclusive Event Center and Stadium Captioning Solutions service helps make games, events, and concerts inclusive to all while also meeting accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Our Event Center and Stadium Captioning service enables skilled, remote captioners to listen to live audio feeds from arenas, stadiums, or event centers, and translate that audio into realtime text that can then be displayed on the venue’s scoreboard, ribbon board, or in-stadium closed-circuit television system.
Our captioners are prepped in advance for the event – whether it be rock concert or Colorado Rockies game – and up-to-date on their music, sports terms, and anything else that might pop up.
Our solutions also allow captioners to stream captions to a dedicated URL, enabling you to access all the in-game captions directly on your smartphone, tablet, or mobile device.
We’ve been providing captions and accessibility solutions for more than 30 years, and we’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive only the best quality captions. So whether your event goes to double overtime or three encores, we’ve got you covered.
Stadium Captioning Webinar
Check out our webinar on stadium captioning that discusses best practices in providing accessible events and how to meet Americans with Disability Act standards.
The Department of Justice has indicated in past lawsuits that captioned material be what is announced over the public address system, including:
All play descriptions, scoring, and player information
Referee and penalty announcements
In-game promotions, contests, and entertainment action
Advertising and commercials
End-of-game announcements and next-event information
Providing Inclusive Fan Experiences
A number of sports teams, leagues, and stadiums and arenas rely on us to bring the action to their fans, showcase their commitment to accessibility, and improve the overall fan experience.
● Professional and college teams and sports venues use our Event Center solutions to display live captions during games. For example, we teamed up with Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls to bring inclusive, accessible soccer action to all fans. The captions displayed all of the public address announcements, such as player, scoring, and penalty information, in-stadium promotions, and advertising.
● We provide captions for a Major League Baseball (MLB) mobile app designed to create a more inclusive experience for fans following their favorite teams. MLB’s “Ballpark” app incorporates VITAC captions – available at the touch of a button – directly into team applications, meaning that fans who wish to read captions on their phones no longer need to visit the stadium’s guest services or ask for any accommodations.
● Colleges and universities, from nationally recognized institutions to local junior colleges, display our captions during commencement ceremonies to ensure accessibility for all participants and attendees.