Netflix is going to have to start providing Closed Captioning for streaming videos
I am looking forward to this. I have a baby and the only time we really watch tv or movies is at night when he is asleep. And for for some infernal reason, the sound mix on every Netflix Watch Instantly video has people talking in a hushed, muttery whisper while all the sound effects are set at BOOM COLON RUMBLE SHAKA SHAKA THUNDER GUNSHOT level.
So yeah, sometimes I like captions. Also, when watching Deadwood.
Netflix, headquartered in Los Gatos, is the dominant provider of movies and TV programs on the Internet, with more than 20 million subscribers. The National Association for the Deaf accused the company of violating the law by withholding closed-captioning from most of the videos on its "Watch Instantly" on-demand website.
Netflix sought to dismiss the suit, arguing that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires accommodations for the disabled only in stores and other physical structures - an argument accepted in the past by some courts, including the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.