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NAD and Netflix Reach Historic Agreement

October 10, 2012
Springfield, Massachusetts — Netflix Inc. and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a nonprofit organization, have submitted a joint Consent Decree to a federal court in Springfield, Mass., ensuring closed captions in 100% of Netflix streaming content within two years.

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DREDF Secures Historic Settlement in National Association of the Deaf, et al. v. Netflix

October 10, 2012
Said Arlene Mayerson: "DREDF hopes that this is the beginning of opening the Internet for our country's 48 million deaf and hard of hearing individuals in streamed entertainment, education, government benefits, and more. We're so pleased that Netflix worked jointly with plaintiffs to devise a reasonable and workable way to achieve 100% captioning. The Decree is a model for the streaming entertainment industry."

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Netflix Press Release – June 19, 2012

June 19, 2012
Judge Denies Netflix’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings and Allows Disability Civil Rights Case, National Association of the Deaf, et al. v. Netflix, Case No. 3:11-cv-30168, to Move Forward

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Opposition to Netflix’s Motion for Judgement

May 15, 2012
DREDF and Lewis Feinberg filed an Opposition to Netflix's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings asserting that Netflix is a place of public accommodation under Title III of the ADA, that Netflix sufficiently controls its Watch Instantly content to be held liable under the ADA, and that the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act does not conflict with or supersede the ADA.

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DREDF and Lewis Feinberg filed an Opposition to Netflix’s Motion

May 15, 2012
DREDF and Lewis Feinberg filed an Opposition to Netflix's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings asserting that Netflix is a place of public accommodation under Title III of the ADA, that Netflix sufficiently controls its Watch Instantly content to be held liable under the ADA, and that the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act does not conflict with or supersede the ADA.

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National Association of the Deaf v. Netflix

June 16, 2011
An estimated 36 million Americans are deaf or hard of hearing. The deaf and hard of hearing community had repeatedly expressed concerns to Netflix about its failure to provide equal access to Netflix's streaming video product, “Watch Instantly.”  Plaintiffs National Association of the Deaf, Western Massachusetts Association of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, and Lee Nettles asked the court to declare that Netflix's behavior constituted a violation of Title III of the ADA, and to require that Netflix provide closed captions on all of its streaming content.

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