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From: Wyant, Jay (MNIT)
Date: Feb 27, 2014 11:18AM


I have a question that is sort of outside of the usual topic areas. We're advising the local NFL franchise, which is building a new stadium, on how to make it fully accessible.

Of course we want captioning. We currently plan to recommend that the captioning display be separate from the ginormous Jumbotron-style screens (and we will probably reference the ANSI A117.1 standards, as much as they are usable). Does anyone have any experience or research on the best form of high-contrast readability of such displays? We were thinking black text on white if feasible.

We are also making recommendations re character height, etc. so thoughts are welcomed on those aspects. But I am most curious to learn if there is any research on the contrast - particularly at that distance and with the sort of arena lighting common to such venues.

Thoughts?

Jay

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