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Netflix to Provide Closed Captioning on Streaming Content

November 1, 2012

Netflix Inc. and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non- profit organization, have submitted a joint Consent Decree to a federal court in Springfield, Mass., ensuring closed captions in 100% of Netflix streaming content within two years. The court decision in this case is particularly important because it specifies that online-only businesses are covered as public accommodations under Title III of the ADA.

For more information: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF V. NETFLIX, INC., Dist. Court, D. Massachusetts 2012