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Radio, Television, Movies and Other Entertainment

Movies – Descriptive Vide​o

  • – Described services is Cineplex Entertainment’s source for information regarding their Described Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired including theatre locations which provide the service.

  • The CELA Library is one of the world’s largest libraries for people with a print disability. They offer access to hundreds of descriptive videos.

  • Through agreements between its eighteen member libraries in British Columbia, InterLINK makes it possible for you to use any of their 78 branch locations without charge to obtain descriptive movies and videos.

  • The Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network makes movies and television accessible to millions of blind and visually impaired people by unobtrusively adding the voice of a narrator to the existing soundtrack. This Emmy Award-winning programming is now available by making your movie selection from one of the links on their site.

Movies – G​eneral

  • The Access2 Entertainment Card allows a guide, assistant, or attendant accompanying a person with a disability to be admitted to participating movie theatres either for free, or at a reduced rate.


  • ACB Radio showcases and nurtures the creativity and talents of the blind/low-vision community from many parts of the world. ACB Radio is heard by a global audience via the internet, and has visitors from over seventy countries.

    This site also houses hundreds of mp3 files containing formative and entertaining audio material including news releases, radio shows, and interviews. There is a folder for each show, and each folder contains an mp3 file containing a radio show or part of a show.

  • Accessible Media Inc. (Formerly the National Broadcast Reading Service) is the world’s largest broadcast reading service. Accessible Mediais designed to enhance media access and make information more accessible to everyone.

  • – This is an Internet site that contains hundreds of old-time radio shows in mp3 format. These are shows that are in the public domain, so it is legal to download and listen to them.

  • RadioSure gives you the smoothest radio listening experience. The main rule is – it should be simple, reliable and should just work and an added bonus…it is accessible!

    RadioSure’s main features are:

    • More than 17,000 stations in the package

    • Supports most of the internet radio formats – mp3, wma, ogg vorbis, aac+ and so on

    • Quick and reliable search for your favorite radio stations

    • Smooth switching between stations including crossfade effect

    • Recording what you are listening to and packaging it into separate song files

    • Simultaneous recording of multiple stations

    • Automatic checking for software and radio stations updates

    • Command line parameters for automatization

    • Runs on Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)

    • UNICODE support – all domestic stations are perfectly visible and searchable


    • The Accessible Channel (TAC-TV) , operated by Accessible Media Incorporated (AMI), is a national digital television network broadcasting popular movies and TV shows. TAC-TV is the first and only network to broadcast all programs with closed captioning and open description. Settings do not need to be adjusted to activate the description. Described video provides a voice overlay to the program audio track which describes key visual elements not apparent in the original soundtrack. To blind and partially sighted Canadians, it is the equivalent of closed captioning.

      Shaw Cable offers TAC-TV on channel 888.

      Shaw Direct offers TAC-TV on channel 888.

      Telus TV offers TAC-TV on channel 55.

      Telus Satellite TV offers TAC-TV on channel 48.