Saturday, March 3, 2012

Netflix Streaming

Netflix says more than 8 out of 10 of the videos it streams in the US now comes with captions. This does NOT mean 8 out of 10 Netflix videos are captioned - only that 8 out of 10 of the videos that someone has decided to watch comes with some form of subtitles. It's quite an improvement over a year ago, when only about half that number were captioned. The company completing the project may take some time. What's left to be captioned is rarely viewed. Netflix starting getting serious about captioning last summer, at the same time it got hit by a lawsuit from the National Association of the Deaf
over the lack of captions.