NBC’s live broadcast of The Wiz Live will be fully accessible for people with visual disabilities

The musical production will be the first live entertainment show in U.S. history to provide video description to viewers with Secondary Audio Program audio feeds, according to an announcement by Comcast. Video description is defined as “a narration track between the natural pauses in the dialogue that describes the action happening on-screen.”

“Comcast’s commitment to include video description with the performance of The Wiz Live! is ground-breaking,” said Kim Charlson, President of the American Council of the Blind in the announcement. “The path to accessibility is a journey of inclusion of all audiences Read more…

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NBC will make ‘The Wiz Live’ accessible for the visually impaired