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Television for the Blind

Audio narration to provide more detail for major network shows

The 10 million visually impaired people in the United States will no longer have to forgo popular television programs, thanks to "video descriptions," a new service that provides audio narration of shows' key visual elements. By law, all major networks and various affiliates must offer the descriptions by July 2013, transforming the television experience for the blind. Some major U.S. movies already offer the descriptions (ask your local theater).

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In this "One More Thing" segment, Inside E Street explores how video descriptions help the blind see television with the mind. 

For more information:
Descriptive Video Works
The Audio Description Project

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