Apple TV+ will make it easier for those who are visually and hearing impaired to enjoy their original content in more than 100 countries and regions starting November 1.
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, partially sighted, deaf, and hard-of-hearing.
In their press release, 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.
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.
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.