October 15, 2012

Netflix to Add 100% Close-Captioning


Netflix has reached a settlement with the National Association for the Deaf so all of its movies and TV shows must have closed captioning by 2014. As of today only about 85% of their content has it. Last June, a federal judge found that online sources are also subject to the Americans with Disabilities act. So it is only logical that it would apply here as well. This means that Amazon, Hulu, iTunes and other online streaming services will also have to comply.


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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 15, 2012 10:14 AM

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