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 BACHELOR 10|9c

THE GOOD DOCTOR 10|9c

TUESDAY

TO TELL THE TRUTH 8|7c

BLACK-ISH 9|8c

MIXED-ISH 9:30|8:30c

BIG SKY 10|9c

WEDNESDAY

THE GOLDBERGS 8|7c

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE 8:30|7:30c

THE CONNERS 9|8c

CALL YOUR MOTHER 9:30|8:30c

FOR LIFE 10|9c

THURSDAY

CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE 8|7c

THE CHASE 9|8c

THE HUSTLER 10|9c

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS 10|9c (returns March 11)

FRIDAY

SHARK TANK 8|7c

SUNDAY

AFV 7|6c

THE ROOKIE 10|9c

ABC shows featuring audio description include: $100,000 Pyramid, American Housewife, America's Funniest Home Videos, The BachelorThe BacheloretteBig Sky black-ish, Call Your MotherCard Sharks, Celebrity Family Feud, Celebrity Wheel of FortuneThe ChaseCMA Country Christmas, CMA Fest, The Con The Conners, Don't Emergency Call, For LifeThe Genetic DetectiveThe Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, The Great Christmas Light Fight, The Goldbergs, Holey Moley , The Hustler, Match Game, A Million Little Things mixed-ish, Modern Family, Press Your Luck, The Rookie, Shark Tank, Shrek the Halls, The Sound of Music, The Story of SoapsSupermarket Sweep, To Tell The TruthToy Story That Time Forgot, United We Fall, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.