Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday June 16, 2011

NAD Files Disability Civil Rights Lawsuit against Netflix

The National Association of the Deaf have filed a lawsuit against Netflix for not offering subtitles with its streaming content. Hit the link to read the NAD press release and watch the video. (I'm not sure if the video doesn't have subtitles on purpose, but I apologize in advance if it says something gross or inappropriate.stick out tongue) Thanks to Jon855 for the link.

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the nation’s premier civil rights organization of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, announced the filing of a major federal lawsuit against Netflix today in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Western Division in Springfield, MA. The lawsuit charges the entertainment giant with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide closed captioning for most of its "Watch Instantly" movies and television streamed on the Internet.