Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Watching TV with no audio descriptions

Watching TV for a blind person has changed so much within the last few years.  There was a time when there was no audio description around and we had to depend heavily on our sighted family and friends to describe things to us.  Many of us developed our very own ways and techniques to follow the action as it played out and I was no different.

 

When I had enough vision, I used to sit very close to the TV screen and follow along with my limited vision but now that I have lost so much sight I now have to find ways to follow along if there is no audio description to help me.  Audio description is really a life saver to many blind persons and as time moves on, we as blind persons hope for more audio description to movies, documentaries, commercials, and anything that is on the TV and on the Internet.

 

I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and inviting you to go out there and share my blogs with others.  Visit www.wgbh.org to learn more about audio description.

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