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Congratulations to the National Association of the Deaf on the Consent Decree in its case against Netflix

October 15, 2012

In 2010, NAD, along with the Western Massachusetts Association of the Deaf and Hearing-Impaired (WMAD/HI) and Lee Nettles, a Massachusetts resident who is deaf, brought suit against Netflix seeking a commitment to provide closed captions on all of its offerings. According to a story on the NAD website, “the agreement indicates the parties’ mutual intent to increase access for people who are deaf and hard of hearing to movies and television streamed on the Internet.”

 

The case, which was filed in a federal court in Springfield, Mass., has been widely watched by broadcasters and technophile blogs.