Go Ravens!

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In case you couldn’t tell by my accent, and my use of the word “Hon,” I am from Baltimore. And yes, I am a Baltimore Ravens fan. Woot Woot! Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens for beating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. I am proud to be purple this week. Ravens fans unite!

Although I cannot be in downtown Baltimore to celebrate with my family for the Ravens Parade, there are a few milestones to celebrate regarding the Super Bowl for everyone near and far.

As posted by nad.org, “Millions of people tune into the Super Bowl to watch the exciting battle between two football conference champions, but also want to see the latest creative ads that become tomorrow’s topic of conversation. The Super Bowl game has been captioned for years, but not all the commercials were accessible. With the help of the NFL, the percentage of captioned national commercials and network promotions in the last two Super Bowls progressively and significantly increased.

Captioning is an inexpensive way to ensure that the entire televised Super Bowl experience is fully accessible to all. At least 36 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States rely on captioning to have the same experience, and many others such as those watching the game in noisy public places also benefit from captions.”

Closed captioning is provided by the crème de la crème of court reporters. We at MileStone | Reporting Company pay tribute to those reporters who real-time closed captioned the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. We applaud your ability to write at speeds exceeding 300 words per minute, managing to spell all the players’ names correctly, putting up with blackouts and power outages, and just plain being committed to your profession.

In the words of Edgar Allan Poe, “There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.”

Paula Leeper
CEO MileStone |Reporting Company