WXXI TV - Described Television Programs

DVI Descriptive Television ProgramsAs a further service to Rochester's visually impaired community, WXXI television offers a large number of its programs with descriptive video (DVi). These programs are noted with a D))) in the listings below. Programs with descriptive video provide concise descriptions of sets, scenery, costumes, action and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.

With the transition to digital television, the SAP channel is no longer used to transmit audio descriptions.  Instead, digital television standards provide for two types of main audio, and six types of associated audio services, one of which is for people with vision disabilities.  In order to access DVi programs in the digital world, you will need to have either a digital television with additional associated audio services or a converter box with enough associated audio services.  As long as you are equipped with one of these two options, any program that contains DVi/audio description, the description will be heard along with all of the regular program audio. For more information on how to access DVi programs, call WXXI at 325-7500.

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DECEMBER 2016

DVI PROGRAMMING (Children’s DVI programming is listed below):

THURSDAY 1
01:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "Me!" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "Make Believe" D)))
02:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Invitation to World Literature "The God of Small Things" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Invitation to World Literature "The Thousand and One Nights" D)))

FRIDAY 2
02:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Spine Strengthening & Pain-Relief Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Hips & Hamstring Workout" D)))

SATURDAY 3
02:00a (EARLY MORNING)  The Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special  D)))

SUNDAY 4
(NONE)

MONDAY 5
04:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Biz Kid$ "Businesses Going Green" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Biz Kid$ "All in the Family" D)))

TUESDAY 6
02:00a (EARLY MORNING)  SciGirls "Feathered Friends" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING)  SciGirls "Terrific Pacific" D)))

WEDNESDAY 7
(NONE)

THURSDAY 8
01:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "On the Move" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "Critters and Creatures" D)))

FRIDAY 9
02:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Bone Strength Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Weight Loss Workout" D)))

SATURDAY 10
(NONE)

SUNDAY 11
(NONE)

MONDAY 12
04:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Biz Kid$ "A World without Taxes" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Biz Kid$ "Debt: the Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" D)))

TUESDAY 13
10:00p Frontline "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians…" D)))

WEDNESDAY 14
08:00p Nature "Legendary White Stallions" D)))
09:00p NOVA  D)))

THURSDAY 15
01:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "Let's Play a Game" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "Playtime" D)))

FRIDAY 16
02:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Ab & Core Strength Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Increase Balance Workout" D)))
09:00p Joshua Bell's Seasons of Cuba  D)))

SATURDAY 17
(NONE)

SUNDAY 18
(NONE)

MONDAY 19
04:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Biz Kid$ "Your First Big Purchase" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Biz Kid$ "What's Up with the Stock Market?" D)))

TUESDAY 20
10:00p Frontline  D)))

WEDNESDAY 21
08:00p Nature "Snow Chick" D)))
10:00p Secrets of the Dead  D)))

THURSDAY 22
01:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "Let's Party" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "Wear It!" D)))

FRIDAY 23
02:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Full Body Workout" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Posture Workout" D)))

SATURDAY 24
(NONE)

SUNDAY 25
11:00a the Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!  D)))

MONDAY 26
03:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Latino Americans "Foreigners in Their Own Land" D)))
04:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Biz Kid$ "Crash Course on Starting a Business" D)))
04:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Biz Kid$ "How to Make a Million Bucks!" D)))

TUESDAY 27
(NONE)

WEDNESDAY 28
08:00p Nature "Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo" D)))

THURSDAY 29
01:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "At Home" D)))
01:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Hands on Crafts for Kids "Outside and In" D)))

FRIDAY 30
02:00a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Weight Loss" D)))
02:30a (EARLY MORNING)  Classical Stretch: By Essentrics "Full Body Flexibility" D)))
09:00p Sherlock on Masterpiece "The Abominable Bride" D)))

SATURDAY 31
(NONE)



DECEMBER 2016

DVI PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN (General DVI programming is listed above):

WEEKDAYS, 6:00AM- 8:00PM 

06:00a  Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That D)))

06:30a  Arthur D))) 

07:00a  (Non-DVI programming) 

07:30a  Ready Jet Go!  D)))  (Not on 12/5 and 12/23)

08:00a  Nature Cat  D))) (Not on 12/26 & 12/30) *

08:30a  Curious George  D))) (Not on 12/26 & 12/30) *

09:00a  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) (Not on 12/16) *

09:30a  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) 

10:00a  (Non-DVI programming)

10:30a  Sesame Street D))) 

11:00a  Dinosaur Train  D))) 

11:30a  Peg + Cat D))) *

12:00p  Super Why!  D))) (Not on 12/13) *

12:30p  Thomas & Friends  D))) 

01:00p  Sesame Street D)))  

01:30p  WordWorld D))) 

02:00p  (Non-DVI programming)

02:30p  Curious George  D))) *

03:00p  Nature Cat D))) (Not on 12/16) *

03:30p  Ready Jet Go! D)))

04:00p  Odd Squad D))) 

04:30p Cyberchase D))) (FRI. Non-DVI programming MON-THU)

SATURDAYS, 6:00AM-9:30AM:

06:00a  Thomas & Friends  D)))   

06:30a  Bob the Builder  D))) 

07:00a  Daniel Tiger  D))) 

07:30a  Daniel Tiger  D))) 

08:00a  (Non-DVI programming) *

08:30a  Curious George  D))) *

09:00a  Nature Cat  D)))  

SUNDAYS, 6:00AM-11:00AM:

06:00a  Sid the Science Kid  D))) 

06:30a  Dinosaur Train  D))) 

07:00a  Sesame Street  D))) 

07:30a  Clifford the Big Red Dog  D)))   

08:00a  (Non-DVI programming) *

08:30a  Curious George  D))) *

09:00a  Nature Cat D))) (Not on 12/18) *

09:30a  Ready Jet Go! D)))  

10:00a  (Non-DVI programming) *

10:30a  Odd Squad D))) (Not on 12/25) * 

11:00a *

11:30a *

*Children’s Specials will air as follows:

WEEKDAYS

12/13 at 11:30a-12:30p (Tue) “Peg + Cat Holiday” 

12/16 at 08:30a-09:30a (Fri) “Curious George: A Very Merry Christmas” 

12/16 at 02:30p-03:30p (Fri) “Curious George: A Very Merry Christmas” 

12/26 at 08:00a-09:00a (Mon) “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space”

12/30 at 08:00a-09:00a (Fri) “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space”

SATURDAYS

12/24 at 08:00a-09:00a (Sat) “Curious George: A Very Merry Christmas” 

SUNDAYS

12/18 at 02:30p-03:30p (Sun) “Curious George: A Very Merry Christmas” 

12/25 at 08:00a-09:00a (Sun) “Curious George: A Very Merry Christmas” 

12/25 at 10:00a-11:00a (Sun) “Peg + Cat Holiday” 

12/25 at 11:00a-12:00p (Sun) “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas”

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