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Audio Description Track on DVD!

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 5:45am


AADL continues to grow its collection of films that have a [| Descriptive Video Service or DVS] feature. More films are being produced for children and adults [| that are Described Video Recordings] for [|L Card users to borrow]. Some are even available by mail to our [|WLBPD patrons] as [|Free Matter for the Blind]. If your vision isn't what it used to be, you may want to try watching a film with described narration. That way you don't have to ask other folks what's happening on the screen and can concentrate on the film.


We hope to spread the word. If you know anyone who could benefit from watching a described film, pass it on! Our AADL collection of [:catalog/search/tags/described%2Bvideo|Described DVDs] has grown, too!

Although Rave Motion Pictures reports that they still show a film each week with the Described Narration feature, they don't publicize it and I have only been able to find out what's playing when I'm able to reach a manager by phone. If you are interested in seeing a film with [|DVS], or what they're schedule is, give them a call. (734) 973-8424

How can I tell if a movie has [|Described Narration] or Rear Window Captioning? The letters [| RWC] may be found next to the movie listing. This information is not consistently printed in the paper or on the theater's website though, so I often call the theater to get the scoop.

I knew that this technology existed, but I didn't know that you could check this out on DVD in the library.

You should go see Mr. Popper's Penguins. It is a great book, and I think the movie will be great too.





That's pretty awesome. I'm glad to see they're still doing it. I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the new Disney movie "Tangled" on DVD and one of the audio choices was English Descriptive Video. I'm glad to see that more and more DVDs/Blu-rays are including this.

I think it's awesome how you're providing this for people. I know that some Disney DVDs, like Tangled, have description available.

That's what I'm talking about, friends! If you see a film from our collection that has descriptive narration and it's not on the list, add it to it!


Love it.










Tree 64: As the saying goes, you learn something new every day! I just did, too! You CAN NOT add to other patrons' lists! Not yet anyway! What you can do is create your own list by going to My Account. Next, click on the left margin tab that says 'My Lists'. At the bottom you can click on 'create a list'. Another option is to tag items as "Described Video". 'Tagging' and 'Listing' provide the same type of function.You can still get summer game points for tagging and perhaps even a [|badge]. Happy tagging! Or listing!



As the person who puts the times in for the paper now, the RWC should be consistent. The managers look over a proof, and if it's not there, they tell me.

I can't remember offhand if it's Rave or Quality 16 (I think Rave) that offers low-stimuli movies (dimmer, quieter) newly released kids films on Saturdays at 10 am. They don't always do that because it depends on what's been released. But those are on the schedules as well.

Thank you for keeping the information available on line so we can share it with our patrons! I wasn't aware of the low-lit, low-stimuli films. Thanks for sharing.


Rave Theater is a great theater to go to, and I live right nearby. It's great to see that they offer these special screenings as well.


The icon here is what you should look for...and you my need a magnifier...on the back of DVDs to see if they have the descriptive narration track. Or it might say 'English Audio Narration' on the label. Here's a [|website] that has a comprehensive list of DVDs that have the descriptive narration track. They also list weekly [|television programs] and other media for folks who are unable to see some of the fine points exhibited on screen. So cool!