Jun 202011

From COAT, 6/16/11


DREDF is pleased to announce that today it, along with Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson P.C. of Oakland, CA and Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. of Boston, MA has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the nation’s premier civil rights organization of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, against Netflix in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Western Division in Springfield, MA (Case No.3:11-cv-30168). The lawsuit charges the entertainment giant with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide closed captioning for most of its “Watch Instantly” movies and television streamed on the Internet.


Here’s a link to the press release:



Here’s a link to the complaint:



Follow updates here: http://www.dredf.org/captioning/




Shira Wakschlag

Attorney | Skadden Fellow

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Ed Roberts Campus

3075 Adeline Street, Suite 210

Berkeley, CA  94703


V/TTY. 510-644-2555 ext. 5249

F. 510-841-8645


– Thanks to NVRC, Fairfax (6/16/11)