Paradigm Sports Captioning to Provide Arena Captioning for Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx

by admin on November 2, 2016

Round Emblem Sports CaptioningMinneapolis, MN:  Paradigm Sports Captioning is proud to partner with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx organizations to provide in-stadium captioning for all home games . The captions will be displayed on on the northeast and southwest corners of the new state-of-the-art 360-fascia scoreboard at the Target Center.

“We are so glad our new scoreboard has opened up the capability to offer closed captioning for our deaf and hard-of-hearing fans,” said Ethan Casson, Timberwolves & Lynx CEO. “We hope this technology will make our games more accessible to this group and give them an enjoyable in-arena experience.”

It is estimated that 20 percent of Americans have from some form of hearing loss, from moderate to profound.   Arena captioning leverages voice-to-text technology to deliver all communications made over  the public address system onto the scoreboard in “realtime,” providing deaf and hard-of-hearing Wolves and Lynx fans with access to safety information, sponsor  advertisements, games and contests, tributes, interviews, scoreboard videos, song lyrics, as well as pre-game, intermission, and post-game entertainment.

“As rabid Minnesota basketball fans, we are so proud to be providing arena captioning for the Timberwolves and Lynx,” said Jan Ballman, president and CEO of Paradigm. “The exciting new scoreboard technology in Target Center makes it possible for all to fully enjoy the in-arena game-day fan experience.  We are honored to help bring communication access to the deaf and hard-of-hearing Minnesota basketball fans when playing in our house!”

Paradigm also provides realtime arena/stadium captioning for the Minnesota Wild and University of Minnnesota Golden Gopher Football.

Link to Fox 9 Feature Story

Link to Timberwolves/Lynx Press Release

Link to Journal of Court Reporting Article

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