Audio Described Television Programming on WXXI-TV

As a further service to Rochester's visually impaired community, WXXI television offers a large number of its programs with descriptive video (DVi or D)))).

The programs listed below include descriptive video for the month.  Programs with descriptive video provide concise descriptions of sets, scenery, costumes, action and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.

Digital television standards provide for two types of main audio, and six types of associated audio services, one of which is for people with vision disabilities.  In order to access D))) programs in the digital world, you will need to have either a digital television with additional associated audio services or a converter box with enough associated audio services.  As long as you are equipped with one of these two options, any program that contains D)))/audio description, the description will be heard along with all of the regular program audio. For more information on how to access D))) programs, call WXXI at 325-7500.

DVI Primetime & Kids Programming: July 2018

Jun 22, 2018
WLRN

The emotional final season of the critically acclaimed bilingual crime thriller reunites Stephen Dillane (“Game of Thrones”) in his International Emmy Award-winning role as Karl Roebuck with Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II) as Elise Wassermann for the last outing of this beloved and unlikely Anglo-French partnership. The British crime drama The Tunnel: Vengeance, returns for a third season with six-parts, premiering Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

SUNDAY 1

DVI Primetime & Kids Programming - June 2018

May 17, 2018
Google Sites

PRIMETIME DVI PROGRAMMING:

The Crash of 1929 is an hour long episode of PBS's American Experience (Tuesday, June 19th at 9pm) that explains the events leading up to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 in meticulous detail. Find out what happens when the market is manipulated by insiders and how a few bad policies can destroy the economies of the wealthiest nations on earth.

DVI Primetime & Kids Programming - May 2018

Apr 27, 2018
Twitter

MAY 2018 PRIMETIME DVI PROGRAMMING

Tune in at 8:00 p.m. on May 30th for Nature "Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants"

FRIDAY 4
09:00p Live from Lincoln Center "Stephanie J. Block in Concert"  

SUNDAY 6
09:00p Unforgotten Season 2 on Masterpiece "Episode 2"  

MONDAY 7
10:00p Independent Lens "No Man's Land"  

FRIDAY 11
09:00p Live from Lincoln Center "Andrew Rannells in Concert"  

SUNDAY 13
09:06p Unforgotten Season 2 on Masterpiece "Episode 3"  

WEDNESDAY 16
08:00p Nature "Super Hummingbirds"  

DVI Primetime & Kids Programming - April 2018

Apr 27, 2018
justwatch.com

APRIL 2018 PRIMETIME DVI PROGRAMMING

Tune in Sundays at 9:00 p.m. for Unforgotten Season 1 on Masterpiece.

MONDAY 2
10:00p Independent Lens “When God Sleeps”  

TUESDAY 3
09:00p Black America Since MLK: and Still I Rise "Out of the Shadows/Move On Up"  

WEDNESDAY 4
08:00p Nature  
09:00p Black America Since MLK: and Still I Rise "Keep Your Head Up/Touch the Sky"  

SUNDAY 8
09:00p Unforgotten Season 1 on Masterpiece "Episode 1"  

MONDAY 9
10:00p Independent Lens "The Art of the Shine"  

WGTE

JANUARY 2018 - PRIMETIME

Please see below for the new 2018 Kid's Line-up

TUESDAY 2
9:00p Influenza 1918: American Experience  D)))

WEDNESDAY 3
8:00p Nature “Snow Monkeys” D)))

SUNDAY 7
12:30p Castle Builders "Masters & Masons: Meet the Castle Builders" D)))
1:18p Castle Builders "Siege & Storm" D)))
2:06p Castle Builders "Dreams & Decorations" D)))

MONDAY 8
9:00p Sight: The Story of Vision  D)))
10:00p Independent Lens "Unrest" D)))

Amplify

This month includes a Sesame Street Thanksgiving Special, 11/22-24

WEDNESDAY 1
08:00p Nature "H is for Hawk: A New Chapter" D)))

TUESDAY 7
09:00p Vietnam War "The Veneer of Civilization" D)))

WEDNESDAY 8
08:00p Nature "The Cheetah Children" D)))

SATURDAY 11
11:00a Vietnam War "Deja Vu" D)))
12:30p Vietnam War  D)))
02:00p Vietnam War "The River Styx" D)))
04:00p Vietnam War "Resolve" D)))
06:00p Vietnam War "This is What We Do" D)))
07:30p Vietnam War "Things Fall Apart" D)))

Global Accessibility News

This month's ACB Reports discusses an update from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on audio description, and reports on two resolutions passed by the ACB relating to that update.  Here are those resolutions:

Don't miss this repeat broadcast of Ken Burns' series The Vietnam War.

SEPTEMBER 2017
DVI PROGRAMMING (Children’s DVI programming is listed below):

SUNDAY 3
09:00p Endeavour Season 4 on Masterpiece “Lazaretto”  

TUESDAY 5
08:00p Walt Disney: American Experience (Part 2 of 2)  

SUNDAY 10
09:00p Endeavour Season 4 on Masterpiece “Harvest”  

FRIDAY 15
09:00p Ballet Hispanico   

SUNDAY 17
08:00p Vietnam War “Deja Vu”  
09:30p Vietnam War “Deja Vu”  

August 2017 Primetime and Kids DVI programming

Aug 22, 2017
Executive Program Services

AUGUST 2017

TUESDAY 1
08:00p Boys of '36: American Experience   
10:00p Frontline "The Vaccine War"  

WEDNESDAY 16
08:00p Castle Builders "Masters & Masons: Meet the Castle Builders"  
08:50p Castle Builders "Siege & Storm"  
09:40p Castle Builders "Dreams & Decorations"  
10:30p Secrets of the Dead "Resurrecting Richard III"  

June 2017 Primetime and Kids DVi Programming

May 15, 2017

Season 3 of the PBS series Grantchester begins on June 18th.  Don't miss it.

TUESDAY 13
8:00p Buddha  D)))

WEDNESDAY 14
8:00p Nature "Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La" D)))

SUNDAY 18
9:00p Grantchester Season 3 on Masterpiece "Part One" D)))

TUESDAY 20
8:00p Story of China "Ancestors/Silk Roads and China Ships" D)))

THURSDAY 22
9:45p Midsomer Murders "Secrets and Spies"
10:36p Death in Paradise

May 2017 Primetime & Kids DVI programming

Apr 28, 2017
David Tennant News

NATURE continues its "Spy in the Wild" mini-series this month on 5/3 and 5/10 with a spy dolphin in the pod to show us how dolphins interact with one another. 

MONDAY 1
10:00p Independent Lens "National Bird" D)))

WEDNESDAY 3
08:00p Nature "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 1" D)))

WEDNESDAY 10
08:00p Nature "Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, Part 2" D)))

WEDNESDAY 17
08:00p Nature "Animal Misfits" D)))

WEDNESDAY 24
08:00p Nature "The Gathering Swarms" D)))

MONDAY 29
10:00p Independent Lens "Farmer/Veteran" D)))

APR 2017 Primetime & Kids DVi programming

Mar 28, 2017
WXXI.org

APRIL 2017

MONDAY 3
09:00p Independent Lens "Newtown" D)))

WEDNESDAY 5
08:00p Nature "Owl Power" D)))
10:00p Secrets of the Dead "Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science" D)))

MONDAY 10
09:00p Great War: American Experience  D)))

TUESDAY 11
09:00p Great War: American Experience  D)))

WEDNESDAY 12
08:00p Nature "Viva Puerto Rico" D)))
09:00p Great War: American Experience  D)))

MONDAY 17
10:00p Independent Lens "Seed: The Untold Story" D)))

Tune in Sunday 3/6 or 3/12 at 5:30 p.m. or listen at the link below.

This month we'll get an update from the FCC on accessibility and video description issues from an attorney in the Disability Rights Office of the FCC, who recently spoke at the ACB Legislative Seminar.


MAR 2017 Primetime & Kids DVi programming

Feb 24, 2017
Sincere Ignorance

MARCH 2017

WEDNESDAY 1
09:00p Africa's Great Civilizations  “Empires of Gold/Cities” (Parts 3 & 4 or 6) D)))

THURSDAY 2
09:00p Africa's Great Civilizations "The Atlantic Age/Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations" (Parts 5 & 6 of 6) D)))

FEB 2017 Primetime & Kids DVi programming

Feb 24, 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

FRIDAY 3
09:00p Live from Lincoln Center  "50 Years of Mostly Mozart" D)))

JAN 2017 Primetime & Kids DVi programming

Jan 4, 2017
The Inquisitr

JANUARY 2016
Primetime and Children’s DVi PROGRAMMING (Children’s DVI programming is listed below):
 

SUNDAY 1
09:00p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece  D)))

MONDAY 2
10:00p Independent Lens "Best and Most Beautiful Things"  D)))

WEDNESDAY 4
08:00p Nature "Meet the Coywolf"  D)))
09:00p NOVA "Secrets of the Sky Tombs"
10:00p Secrets of the Dead "Vampire Legend"  D)))

SUNDAY 8
11:00a Masterpiece Mystery!  D)))
01:00p Masterpiece Mystery! "Sherlock, Series III: The Sign of Three"  D)))
03:00p Masterpiece Mystery! "Sherlock, Series III: His Last Vow"  D)))
05:00p Sherlock on Masterpiece "The Abominable Bride"  D)))
07:00p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Six Thatchers"  D)))
09:00p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Lying Detective"  D)))
10:36p Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece  D)))

TUESDAY 13
10:00p Frontline "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians…"  

WEDNESDAY 14
08:00p Nature "Legendary White Stallions"  
09:00p NOVA   

FRIDAY 16
09:00p Joshua Bell's Seasons of Cuba   

TUESDAY 20
10:00p Frontline   

WEDNESDAY 21
08:00p Nature "Snow Chick"  
10:00p Secrets of the Dead   

WEDNESDAY 28
08:00p Nature "Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo"  

FRIDAY 30
09:00p Sherlock on Masterpiece "The Abominable Bride"  

DVI PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN:

TUESDAY 22

8:00p Black America Since MLK: and Still I Rise "Keep Your Head Up/Touch the Sky" D)))

FRIDAY 25

09:00p Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody  D)))

October 2016 ACB Reports

Oct 6, 2016

Hear how the 21st Century Communication and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 is being implemented.