[tabi] Re: Described Videos & More

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 14:45:51 -0400

Thanks Tinetta! Very helpful!

On 5/2/10, Tinnetta Cooper <Lilheart@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>           I received this message from an NFB mailing list and thought I'd
> share it with all of you.
> 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:
> www.describedmovies.org
> 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,
> www.mopix.org
> takes you to information about movies offered with
> description in theaters equipped with Motion Picture Access systems.  And
> try
> 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
> access.wgbh.org
> 617 300-3700
> access@xxxxxxxx
> _______________________________________________

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