April 29, 2015

No Rewinding is Necessary When Using Digital Cartridges
Digital books and magazines do not need to be rewound before returning the cartridges to the library. Unlike the old cassettes, digital cartridges have no moveable parts. A person with another digital machine will automatically start at the beginning of the book.

April 20, 2015

Netflix Audio Description Service
The follow article was issued by Netflix to give people information regarding their new audio description service. The posting of this article on this BLOG is not an endorsement of the company or product. The article is being posted to this BLOG as information only. For more information, please contact Netflix directly.

Netflix Begins Audio Description for Visually Impaired

At Netflix, we work hard to continually improve the experience for our members when viewing movies and shows on our service, including providing accessibility across devices. Now we’re expanding our accessibility options by adding audio description on select titles, beginning today with our new critically acclaimed series, Marvel’s Daredevil.

Audio description is a narration track that describes what is happening on-screen, including physical actions, facial expressions, costumes, settings and scene changes. Customers can choose audio narration just like choosing the soundtrack in a different language.

In coming weeks, we'll add more titles, including current and previous seasons of the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning political thriller House of Cards, Emmy award-winning comedy-drama series Orange is the New Black, as well as Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the epic adventure series Marco Polo.

Netflix is actively committed to increasing the number of audio-visual translations for movies and shows in our English-language catalogues. We are also exploring adding audio description into other languages in the future.

Over time, we expect audio description to be available for major Netflix original series, as well as select other shows and movies. We are working with studios and other content owners to increase the amount of audio description across a range of devices including smart TVs, tablets and smartphones.