Video streaming service HBO Max has added voice descriptions to the platform to allow visually impaired users to better understand what’s happening in the videos they watch.
Streaming service HBO Max is releasing audio descriptions that indicate more discreencation in videos for visually impaired users. Thanks to the new feature, the videos are detailed in what is happening in each scene.
HBO Max will expand its audio descriptions feature, currently available in about 1,500 hours of content, with at least 6,000 hours of content by the end of March 2023. Shows and movies with the new feature will be able to access the feature from the subtitle settings at the bottom of the video player.
Dan Spoone, president of the U.S. Council on the Visually Impaired, said: “This process has been extremely positive and will open many doors for visually impaired or visually impaired individuals to enjoy what HBO Max has to offer in terms of entertainment and education. it also allows our community to truly share universal television and movie viewing entertainment equally with family and friends,” he said.
This option is currently available on the website and mobile apps, but tv apps do not yet have this feature.