Netflix is improving its accessibility tools for audio description and subtitling
Closed captioning on Netflix, subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing (SDH), and audio descriptions (AD) are all useful tools for making movies and TV shows more accessible to persons with impairments. However, such features have become commonplace in how people from all walks of life view Netflix material, and the streaming platform plans to give its members more of what they want.
Netflix is getting up to enhance its accessibility features around the globe in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and unveiling a new collection spotlighting stories of people living with impairments. Celebrating Disability with Dimension will work similarly to Netflix’s other special collections, which draw from the platform’s current material in order to increase its visibility while viewers browse the site. Netflix is expanding its AD and SDH services in more languages, including Spanish, French, Korean, and Portuguese, in addition to the new collection.