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Chicago Justice Newest Dick Wolf Show To Be Accessible To Blind Audiences

Posted by Anna on March 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Video Description
Mark, Anna, and Peter stand amidst protesters outside a courthouse

Mark, Anna, and Peter stand amidst protesters outside a courthouse

Chicago Justice is the latest addition to Dick Wolf’s hit franchise of shows set in the Windy City.  To the delight of blind and low-vision audience who have followed the interweaving worlds of  Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med with the help of video description, Chicago Justice will also be broadcast with the accessibility feature.

Fast-paced dramas with huge ensemble casts contain lots of visual information that is not conveyed through the show’s dialogue or sound effects.  In addition to providing information about scene and time changes, video description gives blind viewers access to key plot points like the source of an explosion, which details of a crime scene are being documented, and countless character emotions conveyed through facial expressions and body language.

While its regular timeslot will be Sundays at 9/8c, Chicago Justice will debut tonight after Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. set up a historic three-hour crossover event.  Chicago Med won’t be airing its own episode, but the hospital and doctors will be featured in the storyline.

Our description team has loved the unique opportunity to make an entire series of shows that has built on itself accessible to the blind community. We frequently hear from members of our Consumer Advisory Board and Quality Assurance Panel about how much they enjoy the Chicago programs.

CaptionMax describes the best in broadcast and OTT entertainment, as well as corporate, government, and educational programming. To find out how you can add video description to your content, contact sales@captionmax.com.

 

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