17 Jun '11, 12am

Netflix Sued For Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act: Take Action!

Netflix Sued For Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act: Take Action!

Today the National Association of the Deaf , the nation's premier civil rights organization of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, filed a lawsuit against Netflix, charging that the entertainment company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide closed captioning for most of its "Watch Instantly" movies and television shows that are streamed over the internet. An estimated 36 million Americans are deaf or hard of hearing and, as noted in a press release about the lawsuit, many had repeatedly appealed to Netflix via letters, petitions and social media tools. Says NAD President Bobbie Beth Scoggins: “We have tried for years to persuade Netflix to do the right thing and provide equal access to all content across all platforms. They chose not to serve our community on an equal basis; we must have equal access to the biggest provider of streamed...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/netflix-sue...

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