Netflix Begins Audio Description for Visually Impaired

People who are blind or visually impaired often struggle with movies and TV shows. So much of it is visual with no narrative or commentary letting us know what is happening.

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)'s photo.

Now we’re expanding our accessibility options by adding audio description on select titles, beginning today with our new critically acclaimed series, Marvel’s Daredevil. (source)

Sighted people can see the look of horror, or see that she added 3 drops of clear liquid to the teacup. We with little or no vision often miss those details.

In coming weeks, we’ll add more titles, including current and previous seasons of the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning political thriller House of Cards, Emmy award-winning comedy-drama series Orange is the New Black, as well as Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the epic adventure series Marco Polo.  (source)

When I see a show that has Descriptive Video Service  a service that offers audio description of the action between dialogue, I realize how much I miss on a regular basis. Netflix is finally at long last beginning to offer this great service with some of their shows. Details in the article below. The deaf have had closed captioning for decades. I’m glad Netflix is finally catching the clue bus about audio description. Netflix US & Canada Blog: Netflix Begins Audio Description for Visually Impaired. (source)

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