“TV for the Blind? An Improbable Legislative Story”: Lecture by Co-Founder of Descriptive Video Service

This Friday, a Wesleyan parent drops some TV history on us:

Laurie Everett P ’15, mother of Holly Everett ’15 and co-founder and director of Descriptive Video Service (DVS) from 1988-1998, will be coming this Friday to talk about how, in 1988, public television station WGBH set out to use new audio technology to make television accessible to blind viewers through a new national broadcast project known as DVS.

Hear first hand the technological, legislative, and funding history of a groundbreaking new service that has permanently changed the lives of blind people by providing access to television, movies and other visual media.

This event is sponsored by Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights and SALD.

Date: Friday, April 20
Time: 12 – 1 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Cost: Free

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