Netflix is planning to make its shows more accessible to the blind following complaints from customers. The issue came to a head because Daredevil, a new Netflix show about a blind lawyer with superpowers, didn't initially include audio descriptions, which are spoken explanations for actions occurring onscreen.
On Tuesday Netflix changed course, writing in a blog post that it plans to add audio descriptions to Daredevil and other Netflix original series like Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards. Other shows and movies that are not original to Netflix will get the feature later.
Robert Kingett, who leads a group calling for improved accessibility features on Netflix, told The Washington Post that he’d like to see the streaming service include the audio descriptions already available on the DVD version of movies and TV shows in the future.