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.

TUESDAYS

THE CONNERS 8|7c

BLESS THIS MESS 8:30|7:30c

MIXED-ISH 9|8c

BLACK-ISH 9:30|8:30c

EMERGENCE 10|9c

WEDNESDAYS

THE GOLDBERGS 8|7c

SCHOOLED 8:30|7:30c

MODERN FAMILY 9|8c

SINGLE PARENTS 9:30|8:30c

STUMPTOWN 10|9c

FRIDAYS

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE 8|7c

FRESH OFF THE BOAT 8:30|7:30c

SUNDAYS

AFV 7|6c

KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS 8|7c

SHARK TANK 9|8c

THE ROOKIE 10|9c

ABC shows featuring audio description include:  $100,000 Pyramid, American Housewife, America's Funniest Home Videos, black-ish, Bless This Mess, Card Sharks, Celebrity Family Feud, CMA Country Christmas, CMA Fest, The Conners, Emergence, Family Food Fight , Fresh Off the Boat, The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, The Great Christmas Light Fight, The Goldbergs, Grand Hotel, Holey Moley , Kids Say the Darndest Things, The Lion King, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Match Game, mixed-ish, Modern Family, Press Your Luck, Reef Break, The Rookie, Schooled, Shark Tank, Shrek the Halls, Single Parents, The Sound of Music, Stumptown, To Tell the Truth, Toy Story 2, Videos After Dark, and We Day.