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Sharing Excitement of the Game

February 3, 2014 in Community News

By Cara R. Anthony, Frederick News-Post, 2/3/2014 

WALKERSVILLE — When the third deaf player in NFL history took to the field on Super Bowl Sunday, he had the support of 15 men in Frederick County.

“That’s him! That’s him,” Mark Alford proclaimed when he saw Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman on television.

Like Colman, Alford and his friends are hearing impaired. Each year, the men watch the Super Bowl together — a tradition they’ve upheld for more than 30 years.

They threw their first party in 1981.

“First we had 10, then we had 12, and now we have 15,” Robert Padden said through a sign-language facilitator.

Sending their wives to a local restaurant has also become a tradition. It gives the men time to catch up, eat, make bets and watch football. They gathered around Bourne’s television Sunday to cheer for their respective teams.

Robert Davila, of New Market, said he wanted the Seahawks to win. He married his wife in Seattle.

“I am still loyal to the city,” Davila said. “She is the only reason I know the city, so I have been loyal ever since.”

Davila said he was cheering for Coleman even though other men at the party had their money on Denver.

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NAD and PepsiCo Bring ASL to Super Bowl

January 22, 2014 in Community News, Uncategorized

NAD and PepsiCo Tap Amber Zion to Bring ASL to Super Bowl XLVIII

From National Association of the Deaf, 1/21/2014

Actress Amber Zion selected to perform National Anthem
during pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium

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To learn more, see videos at: http://bit.ly/1eB1FmA

 

Help NAD & NVRC Count Captioned Super Bowl Commercials

February 2, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events, Community News, NVRC

Super Bowl LXVII: Baltimore Ravens v. San Francisco Forty-NinersSunday, February 3, 2013 – 6:30 pm ET

SuperBowllogo_0On every Super Bowl night, we count! Yes, we count because we matter and because all commercials should be captioned. Everyone watches the Super Bowl for the game itself, and this year’s is an exciting one between teams coached by the Harbaugh brothers.

But people also tune into the Super Bowl for its groundbreaking commercials.

Each year, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC) ask everyone to count the commercials that are captioned or not captioned. Your help with the caption counting brings us closer to reaching our ideal of a fully-captioned Super Bowl from beginning to end.

To get the most accurate count, we recommend that you record Super Bowl LXVII on your DVR, VCR, or any other type of recording device so you can rewind and check your count for accuracy. You can also use the old standby of a pen and pad of paper as you sit in front of the television.

The NAD, along with the National Football League (NFL) and CBS Television Network, continues the effort to caption all national commercials and promotions prior to airing on February 3, 2013.  Technical issues may prevent captions from appearing on television sets, and we want to know about those issues. Your data on captioning of Super Bowl LXVII commercials gives the NAD and NVRC an excellent way to track successes and problems in the transmission of captions for the Super Bowl or the commercials and promotions. Your will help improve the viewing experience for everyone.

Read our “NAD, NFL & CBS Rally to Improve the Super Bowl Captioning Experience” announcement here.

How to participate in this caption counting survey:

After the Super Bowl, we will post on the NAD and NVRC websites a link for the Super Bowl survey. It will include all national commercials and promotions in the order that they appear.  You will be able to give us information as to whether each commercial or promotion was captioned or not captioned on your television. The survey will also ask you what local commercials you saw and whether they were captioned.

The survey will also ask you for the following information: city and state you where you watched the game on TV; whether you watched via cable, satellite, or antenna (and the name of your cable or satellite service); what brand and model TV you have (including whether it is analog or digital); and whether you watched the game in standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD).

If you have recorded the broadcast of the Super Bowl, you can replay and watch the broadcast again, fast-forwarding to the commercials and promotions to see the captions as you fill out the survey. Information about the captioning that you have captured on paper can also be entered.

Be sure to visit the NAD website or the NVRC website for more information, and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @NADTweets and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NAD1880.