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SHARE: NAD Sues for Online Education Access


Hello. As you know, the National Association of the Deaf
(NAD) has long advocated for full access to videos online for deaf and hard of hearing people. The NAD sued Netflix because their streaming movies
and TV shows were not really captioned. Once we won the case, 100 percent of
their online video content is captioned! Other video streaming companies like Netflix are also starting to provide full captioned access. However, that’s not all. There’s actually more videos out there, specifically those provided by universities and colleges. These videos are called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) which
have academic content and are available online. Such videos can be about mathematics, astronomy, cooking, even art and there are also videos with guest lecturers and presenters like U.S. Presidents or famous stars
that have been invited to campus to speak to the students and faculty. These videos are free and do not require student registration anyone can watch these great videos! However, these videos are not accessible to deaf and hard of
hearing people because not all the videos have captions. Out of the very few videos that have captions, many of
them have errors and are not of the appropriate quality. Moreover, there are thousands of videos that have no captions at all. This is not equal access. To resolve this, the NAD is suing two major universities Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Both universities have many of these videos, so we are suing them first and expect to
ensure full online video access at all other universities and colleges across the country. This lawsuit is part of our battle for full access to online media content. We want equal access for all.

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3 thoughts on “SHARE: NAD Sues for Online Education Access”

  1. Jeff Rosen says:

    Terrific legal action by NAD, thanks!
    Jeff Rosen

  2. J & A Kubiak says:

    Thank you NAD!

  3. Kassy D. says:

    Wow I real first time feel like NAD!!!! Bless of our deaf..

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