Hulu is Becoming More Accessible to The Blind & Visually Impaired

Hulu Pen15 StillToday Hulu announced that they are becoming more accessible to the blind and hard of sight. Starting today Hulu is rolling out an update to make their apps easier to read for the hard of sight and work better with screen readers for the blind. This is great news for those who struggle to use the current Hulu app as it was not always fully compatible with screen readers, and for some with poor vision it could be hard to read.

“At Hulu, we’ve been working to deliver a more accessible experience so that all viewers can stream their favorite shows and movies to their heart’s content. As part of these efforts, we made accessible design the main focus of our summer hackathon and launched an audio description hub on our web platform earlier this year. The audio description hub allows viewers to find content with audio descriptions quickly and easily. And the changes don’t stop there.” Hulu said in a statement on their website.

Here is an example of the updated Hulu app that will be easier to read with text legibility improvements:

These updates will be available on to Roku Players and Roku TVs starting today and will continue rolling out to Android, tvOS, iOS and more living room devices in the coming weeks.

To enable the screen reader — also referred to as the audio guide on some devices — head over to your device’s settings to turn on the feature. Screen readers assist viewers with visual impairments by vocally guiding them through the Hulu platform.

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