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DVS: Making Movies Accessible to the Visually Impaired

posted by Nell Minow

Boston public television station WGBH is a pioneer in making movies and PBS shows available to the visually impaired by adding descriptive audio, called DVS.  That is a quiet narration to explain the actions and settings, like “Jim runs to the door, chased by a dog.”  To support this effort, visit their website to make purchases of descriptive audio movies through Amazon.  It does not cost extra, but four percent of the purchase price goes to making more movies available.  And contact the studios, to encourage them to make their films available to this audience.

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