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Blind movie and TV fans are receiving a useful accessibility feature by Netflix.
Directors complained about Netflix changing the experience by adding a fast forward feature, but it doesn’t appear they took into account how this feature benefited sight-impaired subscribers.
“There is so much information that they have put out in their content that audio description allows me as a blind individual to comprehend and observe,” he says. “And having that speed feature, it just allows me to better understand and better comprehend what they were trying to portray in their creation. I love a lot of Judd Apatow’s work, and I think if he understood me as a blind individual and how I consume content, he would applaud this new feature by Netflix.”Netflix Is Letting Some People Speed Up Playback. That’s A Big Deal For Blind Fans : NPR
This is a good reminder that not all features are what they seem. The directors upset that fast forwarding through their movies might ruin the experience (IE. dramatic pauses skipped past) but how art is interpreted varies from person to person.
Fast forwarding a movie is also useful to get to a certain spot where you left off, if somehow the last watched point got reset (it happens, unfortunately).
Is there another feature you’d like to see Netflix add? What do you think of this fast forward feature? Will you use it? Tell us about it in the comments.