Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday April 14, 2016

Netflix to Enhance Access for Customers Who Are Blind

A settlement was reached today between Netflix and the American Council of the Blind to make Netflix videos more accessible to the blind by using audio description technology. This includes the company's Netflix original content and DVD service as well.

In a first-of-its-kind settlement, advocates for people who are blind have reached an agreement with Netflix to make accessible the movies and videos offered through the Netflix video streaming and DVD rental subscriptions. The settlement provides that Netflix will make its video content accessible by adding a new technology called "audio description" as a feature that blind customers can activate so they can more fully understand and enjoy the movie and video experience.