Netflix is one of the most successful entertainment business ventures of the past decade, but that doesn't mean they're immune to drama! In fact, the popular video delivery and on-demand service is being sued by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)!
Per a statement put forth by the NAD:
"We have tried for years to persuade [them] 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 entertainment. As Netflix itself acknowledges, streamed video is the future and we must not be left out."
So how is it that the corporation is leaving out the hearing-impaired population? While some watch instantly films have the option of closed captioning, many do not, making them inaccessible to those who are deaf.
What do you think about the lawsuit? Do you think the NAD has a case, or will Netflix prevail?