[tabi] Described Videos & More

  • From: "Tinnetta Cooper" <Lilheart@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sun, 2 May 2010 08:23:17 -0400

          I received this message from an NFB mailing list and thought I'd 
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Subject: Described Movies, New Resources

WGBH's Media Access Group, home to the Descriptive Video Service (DVSR)
debuts two new resources today for fans of described movies.  Both can be
reached via a new, easy-to-remember Web site address:

1. DVS on DVD
This page of our site has been updated to enable description fans to learn
about mainstream DVD and Blu-ray discs that are available with audio
description, and provides a Amazon click through option which takes you
directly to the page of amazon.com to order the disc. The DVD and Blu-ray
discs listed on the page are available wherever discs are sold (online and
in stores), however clicking through our site to purchase your movies will
provide the Media Access Group with a small percentage of the sales revenue,
and helps support our efforts.

(The hit comedy It's Complicated from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,
starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin debuted this week with
DVS on DVD and Blu-ray.)

2. Full List of DVS Movies
This page lists every movie we've described for television, cable, DVS Home
Video and DVS Theatrical (for movie theaters) since DVS debuted as a service
in 1990.  We're at nearly 800 films!  The list is sortable by movie title or
distributor (the company for which we originally described the film). Ask
for described versions of movies from your television, cable or satellite
provider, from movies by mail services and from Web sites which offer
streaming or downloadable movies.

As always,
takes you to information about movies offered with
description in theaters equipped with Motion Picture Access systems.  And
www.captionfish.com -
you can type in your zip code, set the search
filter for DVS and find the equipped theaters, described movies and
accessible showtimes near you.

We like hearing from you, so please let us know what you think, and if you
have suggestions for making our pages more helpful.

Thank you.

The Media Access Group at WGBH
Boston - Los Angeles
617 300-3700


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