Closed Captions for Football Club Songs

AFL Includes Captions on Club Song

*From ABC News Online

The AFL (Australian Football League) has belatedly installed closed captions on team songs so deaf and hard of hearing barrackers can join in match day singalongs.

All grounds will display words on the big screens.

The improvement has come after years of advocacy.

AFL Disability Inclusion Manager Tim Nield said this was a step towards providing better coverage of the game for supporters.

“Coming to a game of AFL and being able to engage in the team’s club song, whether it’s been at the start of the game or at the end of the game, it’s sort of been an opportunity starved of the deaf and hard of hearing community,” Mr Nield said.

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