Entertainment broadcasts are, for the most part, either audio or a combination of audio and video. As such, their value can be impaired for a person who has difficulty with either seeing or hearing or both. In spite of this, accommodations can be made to improve accessibility.
- A person who cannot hear the sound of a broadcast, whether because of hearing loss or a noisy environment, may benefit from captioning: placing the text of what is said on the screen as the broadcast continues.
- If it is not necessary that the dialog be linked to what is on the screen, or if there is no screen, the information of the broadcast can be made accessible through a transcript, which records all dialog.
- For a person who is blind, much of the information of a broadcast can be made accessible through video description. Audio descriptions of the action can be woven into the soundtrack to provide a sense of what is happening.
What type of accommodation are you looking for?
- Broadcast access to newspapers, flyers, and other content. (2)
- Captioning (6) - Text on the screen showing what was said.
- Video Description (1) - Short description of what is happening on screen interleaved with the soundtrack.
- Other (18) - Products in the "Accessible Broadcasts" category that do not fit into one or more of the categories above