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Descriptive Videos

Vegas PBS airs many programs with Audio Description or Descriptive Video daily. Audio Description makes programming accessible to blind and visually impaired viewers.

What is Audio Description?

Audio Description or Descriptive Video is a term used to describe the descriptive narration of the key visual elements of television programs. Descriptive Video makes programs accessible to viewers with visual disabilities. "Key visual elements" consist of items such as a character's actions, costumes, gestures and facial expressions, resulting in a soundtrack that engages the viewer.

How Do I Access DVS at Home?

To access audio descriptions, you must have either a television or recording device equipped with the Secondary Audio Program (SAP) feature. Audio descriptions are heard when SAP is enabled on your television. SAP can be turned on or off through a remote control or onscreen menu. SAP is sometimes labeled "MTS" and may provide a choice of mono, stereo or SAP.

Free Loan Descriptive Videos Available

Over 100 titles on DVD and VHS are available to CCSD teachers and students through Vegas PBS Educational Media Center.

Need assistance? Email or call 702.799.1010 x5419.

Vegas PBS has expanded its services for blind and visually impaired students in the Clark County School District. Literacy Learning Kits have been designed for use by K-3 blind and visually impaired students and their parents.

Learn more about the Literacy Learning Kits.

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Special Needs Resource Library

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Special Needs Resource Library

Vegas PBS Special Needs Resource Library is a free-loan educational media library for all Nevada citizens.Learn more:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
Station Spotlight:
Vegas PBS Expands Learning Services
to the Under-served
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