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Apple TV+ Will Be Optimized for the Blind, Deaf, and Hard-of-Hearing

Apple TV+ will make it easier for those with visual and hearing impairments to enjoy their original content.

Sarah Herrlinger represented Apple at the Audio Description Project Conference in July. During the panel, she said the goal for Apple TV+ is to offer audio descriptions for all the shows available on that platform. (Listen to the full audio from that panel, here.)

Now that we have more information about the launch of Apple TV+, we know more about the plan for making the content accessible for the blind, deaf, and hard-of-hearing.

In their press release from this week’s event, Apple said this:

Audiences worldwide can enjoy Apple TV+ originals subtitled and/or dubbed in nearly 40 languages, including Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions. Apple TV+ series and movies will also be available with audio descriptions in eight languages.

Visit The Audio Description Project to learn more about how streaming services are meeting the needs of individuals with visual impairments. The Audio Description Project is an initiative of the American Council of the Blind.

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