It’s been a while since we’ve had updates but I’m here to report some big steps forward!
Although we have been quiet, we have been working behind the scenes to connect with other organizations who share our concerns. We have been working with the Description Leadership Network (DLN) — a coalition of description and video-accessibility stakeholder organizations that includes the American Council of the blind, the American Foundation for the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind, and many others.
The Description Leadership Network is seeking to open a dialog with Netflix regarding accessibility of their services for blind customers.
Dr. Joshua A. Miele, Founder and Corresponding Secretary of The Description Leadership Network, is coordinating the effort to engage with Netflix on a variety of accessibility issues faced by blind Netflix customers.
In late September, Dr. Miele sent a letter to Reed Hastings offering to help organize a meeting that would include Netflix representatives, DLN members, the Accessible Netflix Project, and other important media-accessibility stakeholders. We will let you know when we hear back from them.
Thank you to everyone involved, and our very passionate partners, followers, and fellow Netflix lovers. With this move we hope to contribute to a dialogue that will benefit everyone! Stay tuned for more updates.