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Lucy Greco (left), a web-accessibility specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, is blind. She reads most of her documents online, but employs Liza Schlosser-Olroyd as an aide to sort through her paper mail every other month, to make sure Greco hasn't missed a bill or other important correspondence. Shelby Knowles for KHN hide caption

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David Brown (left) runs the men's 100 meter T11 round 1 on day 3 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on September 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is competing in Tokyo with a new partner, Moray Steward. Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images hide caption

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Actors Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in a scene from Marriage Story. The award-winning 2019 film can be watched with audio description that conveys scenes to viewers who are visually impaired. But Parasite, another popular award-winner, has not included such descriptions. Wilson Webb/Netflix hide caption

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There's A Better Way To 'Dub' Movie Audio For Visually Impaired Fans

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Gary Wagner, a blind Buffalo resident and subscriber to an app that connects him to a shopping assistant, looks for hot sauce at a Wegmans store in Amherst, New York. Ronald Peralta/WBFO hide caption

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical Hamilton won 11 Tonys in 2016. It still draws sellout crowds to the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York as well to touring productions. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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A Blind Theatergoer's 'Hamilton' Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway Accessibility

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Docents on the America InSight tours guide visitors through the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours

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