Accessibility

AUDIO DESCRIPTION for People who are Blind or Vision Impaired

North America–FULLY ACCESSIBLE DVDs

MONICA & DAVID DVDs–both Educational Edition & Home Video–are fully accessible!

Audio Description in English is available for: the feature film (as seen on HBO), DVD menu & all bonus video material.   The film is also available with Audio Description in Spanish (film only, not menu nor extras).

On October 14th, 2010,  for the national broadcast debut on HBO, we partnered with ACB Radio (American Council for the Blind) to offer a free audio stream of MONICA & DAIVD with audio description.

What is Audio Description?

Audio Description (AD) provides a verbal version of the visual image. It’s a narration of all the visual elements-action, costumes, settings, images-of theater, television/film, museum exhibitions, and other events.  To sample some audio described content, visit: ACB Radio (www.acbradio.org).

CLOSED CAPTIONING / SUBTITLES for People who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired

North America–Bilingual subtitles (SDH) on DVDs

MONICA & DAVID DVDs–Educational Edition & Home Video–include subtitles in ENGLISH & SPANISH for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.  This includes the feature film and all bonus videos!

MONICA & DAVID is currently airing on HBO with closed captioning in English.

Efforts Abroad

The Netherlands: MONICA & DAVID showed with CC at a special community screening on December 23, 2009 as part of Niet Normal (Not Normal: Difference on Display), an art event focused on the question: what is normal and who decides?

Germany: MONICA & DAVID is currently traveling to theaters around Germany with Aktion Mensch.  Every screening venue is equipped with wireless receivers for any audience member who wishes to access the Audio Described track, and the film has subtitles in German.

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