NAD announced via their website that Treshelle Edmond ASL Performance at Super Bowl XLIX will be available online. Last year, this service was not available and the Deaf Community was extremely upset that little of Amber Zion performance was seen on National Television. However, this year, NAD took the initiative to partner with NBC to make sure that there is a dedicated camera on the ASL signer at all times, Treshelle Edmond.
Below is their statement:
PHOENIX, January 29, 2015 – In partnership with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), NBC Sports will provide on its website a dedicated camera feed showing the ASL performance of the National Anthem and America the Beautiful by deaf actress Treshelle Edmond at Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st! The NAD appreciates the support provided by PepsiCo EnAble and the NFL to make this performance possible at the Super Bowl.
WATCH THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN ASL!
Thanks to NBC Sports, viewers can watch the ASL performance on the Internet as follows:
For any computer: go to NBCSports.com/Live ExtraIf you have a tablet, you can download the NBC Sports Live Extra app
For more information, the following contacts are provided:
NAD: Lizzie Sorkin, email@example.com; T/VP: 301-587-1788
NBC Sports: Chris McCloskey, firstname.lastname@example.org; T: 203-356-2781
PepsiCo: Andrea Foote, email@example.com, T: 914-253-2628