[bct] Re: Accessible DVD

  • From: "Riz" <rizstf@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 19:51:17 -0000

Audio description on DVDs should be law and that goes for talking menues. It is absurd that we are living in the 21st century and still people have not included sutch simple things like these.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jake Joehl" <jajoehl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 4:11 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Accessible DVD

Hi. I too, have had my share of difficulties with DVD's. Last night a neighbor and I were watching "The Brothers Grimm." This was the new version with Matt Damon. I told him how most if not all DVD's nowadays included audio descriptions but to get to them for a blind or visually-impaired person was next to impossible. This neighbor friend is fully sighted. He tried going through the various menus but couldn't find any audio descriptions, so he did the describing and did a very nice job. This considering he and I had never seen the movie before and there are some confusing parts in it.
----- Original Message ----- From: "boomerdad" <boomerdad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, 26 January, 2006 12:06 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: Accessible DVD

Most times. There are some movies where the audio button on the remote doesn't work. Universal Studios movies tend to be this way, as do many of the older Disney releases (older in terms of when the DVD was released, now how old the film is). "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" has a DVS track, but it's not accessable with the audio button on the remote. You must access it with the menus. Now, while it's true the menus do talk, in order to make them talk you need to press a sequence of buttons on your remote ... and the way to learn about that is to access the DVS track. <Sigh> Go fig.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jamie Pauls" <jamiepauls@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 8:50 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Accessible DVD

There is an audio button on the remotes of DVD players. This button cycles
between languages and also DVS.

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of beth
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:36 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Accessible DVD

Hey, Mary, can you turn on and off the DVS on DVDs?  Beth

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