Movies on the Internet

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require movie DVDs for sale or rent to the public to be captioned. However, many movie studios and movie distributors voluntarily caption movies made available for sale or rent on DVDs. Today, we can also download movies from the Internet. However, almost all of the movies available through the Internet, even movies that have been previously captioned, cannot be downloaded with captions. The technology to provide and display captions is available and is used by some Internet movie providers, such as Hulu.com.

The NAD urges businesses, such as Blockbusters and Netflix, to enable their customers to download movies with captions from the Internet.