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Descriptive Video Service: Media Access Group at WGBH - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Descriptive Video Service: Media Access Group at WGBH
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135
(617) 300-3600 (Local)
(617) 300-1020 (Fax)
mediaaccessgroupwgbh.org
http://access.wgbh.org

Brief Description

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Geographic area served: United States, UK, Australia, Japan and Canada.

Staff

Jonathan Abbott, President and Chief Executive Officer, (617) 300-3623

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Description of TV programs on PBS, CBS and Fox. Links to mainstream DVD and Blu-ray discs that include description tracks, information on movies and theaters that offer DVS Theatrical, description via headsets of feature films.
  • Audiodescription
    • Makes television programs, feature films, DVD and Blu-ray discs and other visual media accessible to people who are blind or have low vision by providing descriptive narration. Produces audio description for PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) and TCM (Turner Classic Movies) as well as CBS and Fox. Provides description in first-run theatres as well as well as specialty theaters (Disney attractions, National Park Visitors Centers, IMAX theaters).
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Outreach to blind and visually impaired consumers as well as parents, teachers, and the general public.

Services for Children

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Outreach to blind and visually impaired consumers as well as parents, teachers, and the general public.
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