WXXI TV - Described Television Programs

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As a further service to Rochester's visually impaired community, WXXI television offers a large number of its programs with descriptive video (DVi). These programs are noted with a D))) in the listings below. Programs with descriptive video provide concise descriptions of sets, scenery, costumes, action and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.

With the transition to digital television, the SAP channel is no longer used to transmit audio descriptions.  Instead, 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 DVi 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 DVi/audio description, the description will be heard along with all of the regular program audio. For more information on how to access DVi programs, call WXXI at 325-7500.

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NOVEMBER 2013 – DVI Listings – WXXI-TV/HD

WEEKDAYS, 6:00AM – 8:00PM:

6:00 Cyberchase D)))
6:30 Martha Speaks D)))
7:00 Arthur D)))
7:30 Wild Kratts D)))
8:00 Curious George D))) * (Not 11/25 or 11/29)
8:30 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That D))) * (Not 11/25 or 11/29)
9:00 Peg + Cat D))) *
9:30 Dinosaur Train D)))
10:00 Sesame Street D))) (Not 11/27)
11:00 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood D))) (Not 11/27)
11:30 Super Why! D)))
12:30p Thomas & Friends D))) (Not 11/27)
1:00 Clifford the Big Red Dog D)))
1:30 Caillou D)))
2:00 WordWorld D))) *
2:30 Dinosaur Train D))) *
3:00 Peg + Cat D))) *
3:30 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That D))) *
4:00 Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman D))) *
5:00 WordGirl D)))

* “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” D))) (11/27 from 8:30-9:30am & 3:30-4:30pm, 11/28 from 8-9am & 3-4pm, 11/29 from 2-3pm),

SATURDAYS, 6:00AM-1:00PM:

6:00 Thomas & Friends D))) (Not 11/2)
6:30 Barney & Friends D))) (Not 11/2)
7:00 Sesame Street D)))
8:00 Curious George D))) *
8:30 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That D))) *
9:00 Bob the Builder D)))

* “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” (11/30 from 8-9am)

SUNDAYS, 6:00AM-1:00PM:

6:00 Sesame Street D)))
7:00 Sesame Street D)))
8:00 Curious George D)))
8:30 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That D)))
9:00 Arthur D)))
9:30 WordGirl D)))
10:00 Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman D)))

ALL DAYS, 1:00PM – 11:00PM:

Friday 1
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]

Saturday 2
[SEE: SATURDAYS, 6:00AM to 1:00PM]

Sunday 3
[SEE: SUNDAYS, 6:00AM to 1:00PM]

Monday 4
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]

Tuesday 5
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]
08:00 African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross "Into the Fire (1861-1896)" D)))

Wednesday 6
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]
08:00 Nature "Love in the Animal Kingdom" D)))

Thursday 7 through Friday 8
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]

Saturday 9
[SEE: SATURDAYS, 6:00AM to 1:00PM]
03:30 P. Allen Smith "Stepping Back in Time" D)))

Sunday 10
[SEE: SUNDAYS, 6:00AM to 1:00PM]

Monday 11
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]
09:00 JFK: American Experience (Part 1 of 2. Part 2 airs 11/12 at 9pm.) D)))

Tuesday 12
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]
08:00 African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross "Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" D)))
09:00 JFK: American Experience (Part 2 of 2) D)))

Wednesday 13
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]
08:00 Nature "Parrot Confidential" D)))
10:00 Secrets of the Dead "JFK: One PM Central Standard Time" D)))

Thursday 14 through Friday 15
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]

Saturday 16
[SEE: SATURDAYS, 6:00AM to 1:00PM]

Sunday 17
[SEE: SUNDAYS, 6:00AM to 1:00PM]

Monday 18
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]

Tuesday 19
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]
08:00 African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross "Rise! (1940-1968)" D)))

Wednesday 20 through Friday 22
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]

Saturday 23
[SEE: SATURDAYS, 6:00AM to 1:00PM]
03:30 P. Allen Smith "Nature for the Soul" D)))

Sunday 24
[SEE: SUNDAYS, 6:00AM to 1:00PM]
08:00 Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize D)))

Monday 25
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]

Tuesday 26
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]
08:00 African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross "It's Nation Time (1968-2013)" D)))

Wednesday 27
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]
08:00 Nature "My Life as a Turkey" D)))
09:00 Nature "An Original DUCKumentary" D)))
10:00 Nature "The Private Life of Deer" D)))

Thursday 28 through Friday 29
[SEE: WEEKDAYS, 1:00PM to 8:00PM]

Saturday 30
[SEE: SATURDAYS, 6:00AM to 1:00PM]

 

 

OCTOBER 2013 – DVI Listings – WXXI-TV/HD

WEEKDAYS, 6:00AM – 8:00PM:

6:00 Cyberchase D))) (Begins 10/07)
6:30 Martha Speaks D))) (Begins 10/07)
7:00 Arthur D)))
7:30 Martha Speaks D))) (Moves to 6:30a beginning 10/07), Wild Kratts D))) (Begins 10/07)
8:00 Curious George D)))
8:30 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That D)))
9:00 Peg + Cat D))) (Begins 10/07)
9:30 Dinosaur Train D)))
10:00 Sesame Street D)))
11:00 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood D)))
11:30 [None]
Noon WordWorld D))) (Moves to 2p beginning 10/07)
12:30p Barney & Friends D))) (Moves to 6a on Saturdays beginning 10/12), Thomas & Friends (Begins 10/07) D)))
1:00 Clifford the Big Red Dog D))) (Begins 10/07)
1:30 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood D))) (Airs only at 11a beginning 10/07)
2:00 Clifford the Big Red Dog D))) (Moves to 1p beginning 10/07), WordWorld D))) (Begins 10/07)
2:30 Curious George D))) (Airs only at 8a beginning 10/07), Dinosaur Train D))) (Begins 10/07)
3:00 The Cat in the Hat… D))) (Moves to 3:30p beginning 10/07), Peg + Cat D))) (Begins 10/07)
3:30 Cyberchase D))) (Moves to 6a beginning 10/07), The Cat in the Hat…D))) (Begins 10/07)
4:00 Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman D)))
4:30 WordGirl D))) (Moves to 5p beginning 10/07)
5:00 WordGirl D))) (Begins 10/07)

SATURDAYS, 6:00AM-1:00PM:

6:30 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood D))) (Airs only on weekdays at 11a beginning 10/07), Barney & Friends D))) (Begins 10/12)
7:00 Sesame Street D)))
8:00 Arthur D))) (Airs only on weekdays at 7a beginning 10/07), Curious George D))) (Begins 10/12)
8:30 Clifford the Big Red Dog D))) (Airs only on weekdays at 1p beginning 10/07), The Cat in the Hat… D))) (Begins 10/12)
9:00 WordGirl D))) (Airs only on weekdays at 5p beginning 10/07), Bob the Builder D))) (Begins 10/12)

SUNDAYS, 6:00AM-1:00PM:

6:00 Sesame Street D)))
7:00 Sesame Street D)))
8:00 Thomas & Friends D))) (Airs only on weekdays at 12:30p beginning 10/07) Curious George D))) (Begins 10/13)
8:30 Bob the Builder D))) (Airs only on Saturdays at 9am beginning 10/12)The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That D))) (Begins 10/13)
9:00 Arthur D))) (Begins 10/13)
9:30 Clifford the Big Red Dog D))) (Airs only on weekdays at 1pm beginning 10/07), WordGirl D))) (Begins 10/13)
10:00 Electric Company D))) (Ends 10/06), Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman D))) (Begins 10/13)

ALL DAYS, 1:00PM – 11:00PM:

Tuesday 1
08:00 Latino Americans "Pride and Prejudice/Peril and Promise" (Parts 5 & 6 of 5) D)))

Wednesday 2
08:00 Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation "Asia and Australia" D)))

Thursday 3 through Tuesday 8
[None]

Wednesday 9
08:00 Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation "Flying High" D)))

Thursday 10 through Monday 21
[None]

Tuesday 22
08:00 African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross "The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)" (Pt. 1 of 6) D)))

Wednesday 23
08:00 Nature "Animal Odd Couples" D)))

Thursday 24 through Monday 28
[None]

Tuesday 29
08:00 African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross "The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" D)))
09:00 War of the Worlds: American Experience D)))

Wednesday 30
08:00 Nature "Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom" D)))

Thursday 31
[None]