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Hulu sued for discriminating against blind people

A coalition of blind and visually-impaired individuals has filed a nationwide class action against Hulu[1] to end its “ongoing exclusion of blind and visually-impaired Americans”. The lawsuit challenges Hulu’s “violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act”. Hulu offers thousands of shows and movies, but the group argues the company fails to provide audio descriptions for any streaming videos.

Audio descriptions are separate audio tracks that provide a verbal description of visual elements on screen.

“Because Hulu fails to include audio description tracks, blind and visually-impaired individuals cannot independently enjoy Hulu’s video streaming services,” said the group.

Hulu’s website and applications are also not accessible to blind individuals who use screen readers to navigate the Internet.

Now read: Hulu is cancelling its free service[2]

References

  1. ^ class action against Hulu (www.prnewswire.com)
  2. ^ Hulu is cancelling its free service (mybroadband.co.za)

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