HBO Max Adds Accessibility Feature for Users that are Visually Impaired. A Massive streaming Service HBO Max that includes an added key accessibility feature for blind and Visually impaired users, further helping them enjoy the same content as everyone else. The services that are now offering audio descriptions for content, that would gives you what is happening on the screen beyond the dialog and the sound effects. This feature is accommodated by multiple other changes that intended to make accessibility better.
WarnerMedia has agreed to include the accessibility for low-vision and blind users back in October. During the first rollout of features under this plan, the company decided to add 1,500 hours of audio descriptions for select content, this includes some third-party content, HBO originals, HBO Max Originals, and Warner Bros movies, as stated by the Council of the Blind.
HBO Max Adds Accessibility Feature
To add, the audio descriptions, HBO Max is now rolling out a prominently features’ Audio description category in the navigation menu so that the users would be able to access the media rapidly. Both the HBO Max Mobile apps and website are getting accessibility improvements that would help them work better with screen reading software.
Likewise, the changes took place this week and it includes the new HBO Max help articles for customers who possess disabilities, ones intended to help users utilize accessibility features. Finally, HBO Max is offering training to all its customer service reps on how they can support these customers.
When it comes to the audio descriptions, the ACB stated that WarnerMedia would be expanding the amount of programming that includes this option – to the tune of around double the audio description content by next March and 6,000 hours or more by March 2023. The current shows include this accessibility feature including The Sesame Street, Dunkirk, His Dark Materials, Euphoria, and many more.
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