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PopWrapped | Television

Netflix Adds Audio Description Service Starting With Daredevil

Tamara Fuentes | PopWrapped Author

Tamara Fuentes

Updated 04/16/2015 9:40pm
Netflix Adds Audio Description Service Starting With Daredevil | Daredevil
Media Courtesy of EW.com

Daredevil might be a critical success for Netflix, but that does not mean that it didn't come with any controversy.

On it's April 10th premiere date, Daredevil gained a lot of praise for it's darker tones in comparison to it's other Marvel Cinematic Universe counterparts, but Netflix faced backlash when fans noticed that the company did not provide an audio description service for blind viewers who wanted to watch the series.

Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox as the title character, tells the story of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who becomes Daredevil in hopes to protect Hell's Kitchen.

Soon following the premiere of the show, fans took action to help provide a service for blind fans to be able to watch one of their favorite superheroes in action. Fans took to social media and started a Change.org petition in hopes for Netflix to add the service. The petition gained 3,500 signatures by the time the audio description service was added.

Netflix also announced that this service will expand to the company's other titles, the next ones being House of Cards, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Orange is the New Black, and Marco Polo over the next couple of weeks. The company continued on saying that they, " are working with studios and other content owners to increase the amount of audio description across a range of devices including smart TVs, tablets and smartphones."

All the episodes of Daredevil are available on Netflix.

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