Netflix has been involved in a class-action lawsuit with a deaf-rights group since 2010. The group sued Netflix because the company wasn’t captioning all of the streaming videos it offered leaving those who are hard of hearing or deaf unable to watch. Netflix has announced that the suit is over.
Wrapping up the suit will cost Netflix $755,000 in legal fees to the plaintiff’s attorneys and an agreement to caption of videos. Netflix says that it already has captions available for 82% of the videos it offers. The streaming video site promises that by 2013, it will reach 90% mark and by 2014, 100% of its videos will be captioned.
Netflix is also agreed that by 2014 it will caption all new videos within 30 days. That timeframe dropped to 14 days by 2015 and by 2016, all videos will be caption by seven days.