Accessible Educational Media is our main contribution

Enhanced Access to Video for Students with Sensory Disabilities through Emerging Technology - EnhAccess

 

Collaboration

Dissemination & Distribution

Production

TV & Movie Access

It is a pleasure to share our passion for using technology to enhance access to TV and Movies for everybody, regardless of the audience's sensory abilities. Technology helps us produce and deliver high-quality AD (audio descriptions) and CC (closed captions) for selected educational TV programs and films.

This work is funded under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education- Office of Special Education-OSEP, project "Enhanced Access to Video for Students with Sensory Disabilities through Emerging Technology," TV Access H327C210001.

Collaboration

We invite Selected producers of TV/Films to review the general criteria for participating in our project

EnhAccess:

  • Is your content suitable to be used in a K-12 classroom setting?
  • Are you exempt from FCC regulations regarding closed captions and audio description?
  • Is your content available now, or will it be widely available in the U.S.?
  • Do you want to reach new audiences?
  • Are you interested in making this world accessible?

Dissemination & Distribution

We partner with T.V./Film industry leaders, consumer organizations, educational service providers, researchers, and accessibility experts to ensure accessible content produced under EnhAccess reaches the beneficiaries.

Dissemination activities include training workshops, TV campaigns promoting accessible content, awareness activities to educate the TV/Film industry on the needs of people with sensory disabilities, and participation in conferences, podcasts, newsletters of organizations, and educational events on the field.

Three women stand in front of an Iberoamerican Film Festival Miami mural. A guide dog sits in front of the woman on the left.

A couple watches TV. Both use the All4Access app. She uses it to listen to an audio description, and he uses it to watch ASL.

Distribution of Accessibility Assets

AD and CC created under EnhAccess are delivered on the platforms where our partners are presenting their content.

When approved by our content partner:

    • The accessible content will be available at the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP).
    • The accessibility assets will be available through the “All4Access” Clearinghouse.

New Accessible Programming

Canal 22 Internacional


DirecTV (CH 446), AT&T (CH 3022), Spectrum (CH 841),

Grande (CH 205), Wave (CH 518), Verizon (CH 1646).

Migrantes en México

Pequeña Picos

Reflejos, Crónicas de la Ciudad

New Day Films


Available at Kanopy, an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities. Their films are also broadcast and streamed by a variety of video programming providers.

Detroit 48202

Making the Impossible Possible

Man On Fire

Crawford Entertainment


Discover Florida Channel, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and the Discover Florida Channel available for iOS and Android.

The Outsiders Club - Season 1 to 4

El Club de los Aventureros - Temporadas 1 a 4

Semillitas


Frontier, Verizon, Charter - Spectrum, MTA Communications (Alaska), Liberty PR, Commzoom, Bluestream, Hargray, Century Link, Centurytel and D & P Cable TV.

Bebe Osmosis

Clay Play

Chuggintong

POV


POV productions are broadcast by PBS stations around the country.

He's My Brother

Manzanar Diverted

Wuhan Wuhan

WIPR


WIPR has provided educational and cultural programming in Puerto Rico since 1949 when the radio station was established.

La Fórmula STEAM

Salud y Prevención

LabSix

HITN


DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast, Charter Spectrum, Mediacom, CenturyLink Prism and Altice. Check the guide for all the channels according to geographic location.

Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill

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Bare Feet


Bare Feet airs on PBS stations nationwide and on Amazon Prime globally.

Bare Feet

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SUPERFEST


Superfest Disability Film Festival is the longest running disability film festival in the world. Since it first debuted in a small Los Angeles showcase in 1970 it has become an eagerly anticipated international event—hosted by Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State. For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. Superfest is one of the few festivals worldwide that prioritizes access for disabled filmgoers of all kinds.

text: D'Ocon Films

D'Ocon Films


For more than 25 years, we have been producing animation TV series that entertain kids, encourage their imagination and educates them with fun and engaging characters and stories.

Text: Fred Rogers Production

Fred Rogers


Fred Rogers Productions builds on the legacy of Fred Rogers by creating quality children’s media that models an enthusiasm for learning and earns the trust of parents and caregivers.

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KET


Kentucky Educational Television — KET — is Kentucky’s largest classroom, serving more than one million people each week via television, online, and mobile. We’re an innovative and efficient producer of digital education tools for the classroom and Kentucky’s highest-quality source for public affairs and cultural programming.

Passport To Knowledge


GHSPi (Geoff Haines-Stiles Productions, Inc.) and its PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE division have produced hundreds of hours of landmark science documentaries and interactive specials for the US and international markets.
Geoff Haines-Stiles was a Senior Producer and director on Carl Sagan’s original COSMOS series, and Erna Akuginow worked with Carl on the NUCLEUS sequel. They partnered to create the first live broadcasts from the South Pole and the Antarctic Peninsula, then collaborated with the Smithsonian Institution and the Brazilian government and produced the first 2-way interactive TV specials from the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Their CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE special was one of public television’s most-loved and most re-run science specials. In 2010-12 they created the 3-part PBS project on climate science and clean energy solutions, “EARTH: The Operators’ Manual.”

I Am Peace


The I am Peace Festival promoted actions related to the construction of Culture(s) of Peace in accordance with the UNResolution A - 53/243. The films shown during the event will be available at the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP).