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Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NAD intern Tyler Pugeda shares how the NAD pushed for streaming video access. View the entire #ADA25 series at www.nad.org/ADA25.
Video begins with an off white vintage background. Three black and white photos appear. First photo shows a group of people marching, one holds a NAD poster. Second photo shows another group of people marching, one holds a poster “We Shall Overcome.” Third photo shows President Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act. Text appears “ADA25 — Americans with Disabilities Act”. Video flashes to white then to Tyler Pugeda inside NAD Headquarters. On bottom left corner, “#ADA25” appears as a light watermark. On bottom right corner, the NAD logo appears, also as a light watermark.
TYLER: You enjoy watching videos, right? But have you noticed that most aren’t captioned? The NAD is working hard to change that.
For example, we sued Netflix and won. Since September 30, 2014, 100% of Netflix movies and tv shows have been captioned!
But the Internet isn’t just for having fun, right? There is all sorts of information on the internet and a lot of online videos that teach and explain. Hearing people are taking advantage of this information, but deaf people are being left behind. That’s not acceptable! We’ve addressed this issue by identifying two universities that are the top providers of online educational videos: Harvard and MIT. We’ve sued them to convince them to provide captioning for 100% of what they post online. Not a few popular courses, not a few popular events – 100%, so that deaf and hard of hearing people will have access to learning opportunity equally to hearing people. We hope that we will win this lawsuit and it will show other colleges and educational institutions that they have to provide captioning 100%. The internet isn’t just for hearing people. It’s for deaf and hard of hearing people, too! We’re fighting for equal access to information and the NAD is advocating to make sure that happens.
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