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HBO Max Offering Audio Description

HBO Max, following a settlement between WarnerMedia and blindness advocacy groups, met its deadline to offer 1,500 hours of audio described entertainment, reported The Verge. You have to pay to play, of course, but there are 74 movies including “Aquaman”, “The Polar Express,” and the original “Singin’ in the Rain,” and 88 series like “Boardwalk Empire,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “My Brilliant Friend” available to paid subscribers right now, and they’ll keep adding more through 2023. According to a statement from one of the plaintiffs, American Council of the Blind, “An Audio Description category will be prominently featured in the navigation menu. This prominent browse location will also increase awareness about the importance of audio description and accessibility.