UK, deaf fan settle suit

By: AP
By: AP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A deaf University of Kentucky football
season ticket holder and the school have settled a lawsuit over
closed-captioning at Commonwealth Stadium.
Charles Mitchell of Lancaster in central Kentucky sued in May,
seeking to force the university to put captions for all game
announcements on the scoreboards of the stadium under the Americans
With Disabilities Act.
One of Mitchell's attorneys, Laren Knoll of Columbus, Ohio, told
The Associated Press that captions for all public address
announcements should be on the scoreboard when the Wildcats kickoff
Sept. 8 against Kent State.
University of Kentucky spokesman DeWayne Peevy said the school
added the captioning when it spent $6.5 million to install new
scoreboards and ribbon boards at the stadium late last year.
The suit was similar to cases brought against Ohio State
University and the NFL's Washington Redskins.


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