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6:49 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

Netflix's original series Daredevil, which stars a blind superhero, was originally hard for blind audience members to understand. The series was released without audio description that would make it accessible to the visually-impaired. TV broadcasters are required to release such descriptions for some content, but Netflix, as an internet streaming service, faces no such requirement.
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Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 8:37 pm

Netflix's original series now have a superhero among them. Comic fans know Daredevil as a crusader. He's a Marvel character who, in addition to his superhuman abilities, has a very human disability: blindness.

Needless to say, Daredevil has quite a few fans with visual impairments — and they were looking forward to the show.

But until this week, Netflix had no plans to provide the audio assistance that could have helped those fans follow the show.

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The Salt
5:36 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

Chef Homaro Cantu holds a tomato in the kitchen of his Chicago restaurant Moto in 2007. Haute cuisine and extreme science collided in the kitchen of Chef Cantu, who took his own life Tuesday.
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Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 6:25 pm

The culinary world lost a visionary this week. Homaru Cantu, a specialist in the avant-garde approach to cooking known as molecular gastronomy, died Tuesday in Chicago at the age of 38. The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled Cantu's death a suicide.

Every visit to Cantu's flagship restaurant, Michelin-starred Moto, was a trip down the rabbit hole.

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World
5:36 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Suicide Blast Kills More Than 30 In Afghanistan

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 6:25 pm

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Politics
5:36 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Converge In New Hampshire

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 6:25 pm

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Politics
5:36 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

When Politicians Lose Their Accents

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 6:25 pm

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National Security
5:36 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Rules For No-Fly List Disclosures Get An Update

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 6:25 pm

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Science
5:36 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 6:25 pm

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Science
5:36 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Gazing Into Those Puppy-Dog Eyes May Actually Be Good For You

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 6:25 pm

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Health
5:36 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

WHO Leader Says End Of Ebola Outbreak Is Near, But Hard Work Remains

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 6:25 pm

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My Big Break
5:36 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

The Inauspicious Start To Susan Stamberg's Broadcasting Career

Today, Susan Stamberg is a special correspondent for NPR.
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Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 6:25 pm

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

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