Fifty Years of Media Accessibility


50 years ago in 1972, GBH pioneers invented open broadcast captions so that Julia Child’s “The French Chef” could be enjoyed by those that were dear or hard of hearing through displaying the text of dialogue and other audio elements of the program.

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A reel deal for blind, deaf


WGBH staffers in Brighton and in Burbank, Calif., caption on average 110 movies for the deaf and hearing-impaired annually and narrate 70 films a year for blind moviegoers.

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