Thursday, May 1, 2008

Bring on the popcorn!

Do you know that we offer movies that are described for people with visual disabilities? Unlike closed-captioning which allows those with hearing impairments to follow the dialogue, described films have a voice-over narrating actions, costumes, gestures, and scene changes. These are just a few of the elements that, when narrated, engage a viewer who is blind or visually impaired with the story unfolding on the screen.

Many of these films are documentaries on topics as varied as volcanos, killer ants, Little Big Horn, dogs, Einstein, and lost treasures. The collection also includes feature films such as Anna Karenina, Elizabeth I, and United 93. To find a complete list, enter a subject search for Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

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