CBS Airs Holiday Classics with DescriptionBy Ability Magazine [USA],
Publication Date: December 2003
Article discusses CBS’s use of the Descriptive Video Service, which supplies descriptive narrative of key visual elements, making television programs, feature films, home videos, and other visual media accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Key visual elements are events that viewers who are visually impaired would ordinarily miss, such as actions, gestures, facial expressions, and scene changes. Audio descriptions of important visual details are inserted in the natural pauses in dialogue, helping to engage all viewers in the story. Viewers can access the descriptions through the Second Audio Program (SAP) channel, and stand-alone SAP receivers are also available. Most televisions and VCRs purchased since 1992 are equipped with the SAP feature.
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