[Greater-baltimore] Netflix to offer audio description

Jerry Price techguy410 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 12:40:35 UTC 2015

Netflix Begins Audio Description for Visually Impaired
At Netflix, we work hard to continually improve the experience for our
members when viewing movies and shows on our service, including
providing accessibility
across devices. 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.
Audio description is a narration track that describes what is
happening on-screen, including physical actions, facial expressions,
costumes, settings and
scene changes. Customers can choose audio narration just like choosing
the soundtrack in a different language.
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.

Netflix is actively committed to increasing the number of audio-visual
translations for movies and shows in our English-language catalogues.
We are also
exploring adding audio description into other languages in the future.
Over time, we expect audio description to be available for major
Netflix original series, as well as select other shows and movies. We
are working with
studios and other content owners to increase the amount of audio
description across a range of devices including smart TVs, tablets and
Stay tuned.
Tracy Wright is the director of content operations at Netflix.

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