audio description

"Audio description" (also referred to as "video description") is the insertion of audio-narrated descriptions of a television program's key visual elements into natural pauses in the program's dialogue, making video programming more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Beginning July 1, 2018, under FCC requirements, the ABC Television Network will provide 87.5 hours of audio-described primetime programming per calendar quarter, via the Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) System. GO HERE for more information about audio description and broadcast programming.

Below is a schedule of currently-airing shows on ABC featuring audio description. A complete summary of shows or specials with audio description follows the current lineup.

MONDAY

THE GOOD DOCTOR 10/9c (returns 10/3)

TUESDAY

BACHELOR IN PARADISE 8/7c

THE ROOKIE: FEDS 10/9c

WEDNESDAY

THE CONNERS 8/7c (returns SEPT 21)

THE GOLDBERGS 8:30/7:30c

ABBOTT ELEMENTARY 9/8c

HOME ECONOMICS 9:30/8:30c

BIG SKY 10/9c (returns SEPT 21)

THURSDAY

HOCUS POCUS (MOVIE AIRS ON ABC THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 9/8c)

STATION 19 8/7c (returns OCT 6)

GREY'S ANATOMY 9/8c (returns OCT 6)

ALASKA DAILY 10/9c (premieres OCT 6)

FRIDAY

SHARK TANK 8/7c

SUNDAY

AFV 7/6c

CELEBRITY JEOPARDY! 8/7c

CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE 9/8c

THE ROOKIE 10/9c

ABC shows featuring audio description include: $100,000 Pyramid, Abbott Elementary, Alaska DailyThe American Rescue Dog ShowAmerica's Funniest Home Videos, Bachelor in ParadiseThe BacheloretteBig Sky black-ishCard Sharks, Celebrity Family Feud, Celebrity Jeopardy!Celebrity Wheel of FortuneThe Chase, Claim to FameCMA Country Christmas, CMA Fest,,  The Conners, The Final Straw, Generation GapThe Genetic Detective, The Good DoctorThe Great Christmas Light Fight, The Great American Tag Sale with Martha StewartGrey's AnatomyThe Goldbergs, Holey Moley, Home Economics, Jeopardy! National College ChampionshipJudge Steve Harvey  A Million Little ThingsModern Family, The OscarsPromised Land, Press Your Luck, QueensThe Rookie, The Rookie: Feds  Shark Tank, Shrek the Halls, The Sound of Music, Station 19SuperstarSupermarket Sweep, Time100, To Tell The TruthToy Story That Time Forgot, Who Do You Believe?Women of the Movement and The Wonder Years.