Audio Description Track on DVD!
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 5:45am
AADL continues to grow its collection of films that have a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descriptive_Video_Service| Descriptive Video Service or DVS] feature. More films are being produced for children and adults [http://www.aadl.org/user/lists/public/search/described%20video| that are Described Video Recordings] for [http://www.aadl.org/user/lists/3724|L Card users to borrow]. Some are even available by mail to our [http://wlbpd.aadl.org|WLBPD patrons] as [https://nfb.org/free-matter|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.
Very Cool BAM, I wasn't aware that Showcase did that.
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!
Showcase Cinemas was sold to Rave Motion Pictures. I am investigating whether the new owners will continue to have Described Video there.
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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descriptive_Video_Service|DVS], or what they're schedule is, give them a call. (734) 973-8424
How can I tell if a movie has [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rear_Window_Captioning_System|Described Narration] or Rear Window Captioning? The letters [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rear_Window_Captioning_System| 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.
Yes, in fact I would encourage you to poke around on any DVDs you watch from AADL to see if the settings include Described Narration. You can tag them as Described Video. For each item you tag, you get 10 points added to your [http://play.aadl.org/get_started|Summer Game] total!
I can't wait to see Mr. Popper's Penguins!
yes me too
It's news to me also.
Awesome! Glad I saw this.
i never even knew this existed. that's really great!
Remember to look at the settings of any DVDs you watch from AADL to see if they include Described Narration. For each item you add it to the [http://www.aadl.org/user/lists/public/search/described%20video|Described Video Recording] list, you get 10 points added to your [http://play.aadl.org/get_started|Summer Game] total!
I wish I could see Mr. Poppers Penguins. :-(
This is cool with the DVD library and all.
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!
Rave is way to expensive.
I'm happy that they are doing this. It will help a lot of people!
That's a really cool feature.
Perfect for the summer family activity
how do you add a video to the list?
That is so awesome!
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 [http://play.aadl.org/summergame/badges|badge]. Happy tagging! Or listing!
I'll have to ask about RWC in the future. I hate missing out on important points because the speaker is unclear.
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.
Great way to connect!
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.
This is really cool!
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 [http://www.acb.org/adp/dvds.html|website] that has a comprehensive list of DVDs that have the descriptive narration track. They also list weekly [http://www.acb.org/adp/tv.html|television programs] and other media for folks who are unable to see some of the fine points exhibited on screen. So cool!
Well that's a pretty cool idea! I never would have thought of that.
I will tell everyone I know!