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The Verge is reporting that The National Association for the Deaf has filed a lawsuit against SiriusXM for failing to provide captioning and transcripts for “the vast majority” of its podcasts.
The Verge, quoting the complaint, reports that “SiriusXM, Pandora and Stitcher are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York state law by mot making podcast streams available for deaf and the hard-of-hearing. “Defendants’ failures to provide transcripts of their podcasts excludes deaf and hard-of-hearing persons from the critical sources of news, entertainment, educational programs, and popular culture that Defendants make available to their hearing customers, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.”
Read the full Verge story HERE.