While the accessible Netflix project is working very hard behind the scenes in regards to our next course of action after sending our letter wishing to dialogue, news outlets have been noticing us and promoting us and even rooting for us, which is beyond epic!
There are a few blogs and news articles, podcasts, and videos that didn’t quite make their way towards us, but a quick Google search brought them up and now they are on our press page, as appropriate.
There are a lot of interviews that I, Robert Kingett, have been having with a lot of people. Some of which are listed below.
The Huffington post.
AMI, accessible media Inc. in Canada.
The New York Times.
RNIB’s evening show.
COAT, The coalition for accessible technology,
And more will be on the way. Links will show up on our press page as they are published and or aired on a podcast.
There’s even news about us that we don’t even know about straight away, which is totally great! It’s refreshing to see people reading our news on the air and also planning for future interviews.
RNIB’s morning edition had a discussion about us some time ago, and the file below is the entire segment they had, which was epically done, by the way.
Link to audio file. http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-130496/TS-840656.mp3
We have news as well about new partnerships that we are forming as well, but that will be for another blog post!
As all of this is happening behind the blog, viewers and readers can still help us in many ways. Any small thing is highly appreciated.
People could also guest blog their accessibility experiences with Netflix and or attempts to do what we are attempting to do.
In other news, we’re trying to get a hold of VOD Film services in the UK to ask about adding audio description for their services. At the moment, the only provider that we know of that offers audio description on demand of recent episodes of certain TV shows is the BBC via IPlayer, which is not available to international viewers.
Since none of our small team is in the UK geographically, we cannot reach anyone definitive at these companies via phone. Email is our only option. I, myself, have tried to email a lot of people, but must of the time I can only find a generic email. I message that anyway but a generic response comes back to me about activating my account.
We have been trying to get someone at Hulu, still, and or Amazon as well, even though they are only available in the United States but make no mistake of it; we will definitely reach out to these video streaming services while we work on the next definite step with Netflix that will happen this year. Stay tuned!