“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 entertainment. As Netflix itself acknowledges, streamed video is the future and we must not be left out,” said NAD President Bobbie Beth Scoggins.
Netflix has captioned about a third of streaming titles, and has promised to provide captions for 80% of titles by the end of the year.
In related news, GigaOM reports that CNN was also sued over the lack of captions by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness.