"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.
EMERGENCY CALL 10|9c
THE GOOD DOCTOR 10|9c (returns November 2)
THE BACHELORETTE 8|7c
BIG SKY 10|9c (premieres November 17)
THE GOLDBERGS 8|7c
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE 8:30|7:30c
THE CONNERS 9|8c
THE CON 10|9c
FOR LIFE 10|9c (premieres November 18)
PRESS YOUR LUCK 9|8c
MATCH GAME 10|9c
A MILLION LITTLE THINGS 10|9c (premieres November 19)
SHARK TANK 8|7c
SUPERMARKET SWEEP 8|7c
ABC shows featuring audio description include: $100,000 Pyramid, American Housewife, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelorette, Big Sky, black-ish, Card Sharks, Celebrity Family Feud, CMA Country Christmas, CMA Fest, The Con, The Conners, Don't, Emergency Call, For Life, The Genetic Detective, The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, The Great Christmas Light Fight, The Goldbergs, Holey Moley , Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Match Game, A Million Little Things, mixed-ish, Modern Family, Press Your Luck, The Rookie, Same Time, Next Christmas, Schooled, Shark Tank, Shrek the Halls, The Sound of Music, The Story of Soaps, Supermarket Sweep, To Tell The Truth, Toy Story That Time Forgot, United We Fall, Videos After Dark, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.