Media and Websites

WGBH salutes your tremendous efforts in making television history! For the first time since it went on the air over 40 years ago, television, through your description and narration, was made accessible to the blind and low vision population. Thank you for being part of the pioneering team of describers and for your terrific work on “Rocket to the Moon” and “Native Son.”

Laurie A. Everett
Former Director, WGBH Descriptive Video Services
Barry Jay Cronin
Former Director,WGBH Telecommunications

Network Television

  • “Saving Private Ryan”
  • “Aladdin”
  • “Bambi”
  • “Cast Away”
  • “The Shawshank Redemption”
  • “The Green Mile”
  • “The Miracle Worker”
  • “Air Force One”

DreamWorks/Paramount (movie theaters/cinema)

  • “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”
  • “World Trade Center”
  • “Flags Of Our Fathers”
  • “Barnyard”
  • “Over the Hedge”
  • “Charlotte’s Web”
  • “Dreamgirls”
  • “Flushed Away”
  • “Shrek the Third”
  • “Transformers”
  • “Stardust”
  • “Bee Movie”
ACB’s Youth Activity Center – blind children enjoy videos described under Joel Snyder’s supervision.

PBS / APT (American Public Television) / cable

  • “Sesame Street”
  • “Plaza Sesamo” (Spanish)
  • “Clifford’s Puppy Days”
  • “Maya and Miguel”
  • The “Globe Trekker” series
  • “Secrets of the Dead”
  • “Fascinating Rhythm: The Story of Tap”
  • “In Search of Myths and Heroes”
  • “Tales from the Tomb”
  • “Japan’s War in Color”
  • “Private Life of a Masterpiece: The Kiss, David, The Scream” (and others)
  • “WWII – The Complete History”
  • “World Class Trains”
  • “Colonial House”
  • Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Food”


  • “And A Star To Steer Her By” for the National Air & Space Museum’s Einstein Planetarium, Smithsonian Institution

For PBS/WGBH American Playhouse

  • “Native Son”
  • “Rocket To The Moon”
  • “Diaries of Adam & Eve”

FOX Television

  • “Empire Strikes Back”
  • “Return of the Jedi”
  • “That 70’s Show”

Other organizations

  • “Blue Planet” for IMAX Films/Smithsonian Institution Air & Space Museum
  • “Educating Peter” for Home Box Office / Department of Education
  • “Barrier Free Construction” for Montgomery County, MD
  • “Arts In America” for National Endowment for the Arts
  • “Storm Reading” for Access Theater, Santa Barbara, CA (video and DVD)
  • “Talking Signs” for Talking Signs, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA
  • “No Limits: The Power of Art,” VSArts, Washington, DC
  • Videos for the National Park Service, Independence National Historic Park
    • “Independence”
    • “Choosing Sides”
    • “The Liberty Bell”
    • “Ben and Me”
    • “Portrait of a Family”
    • “The Real Ben Franklin”
  • Seven two-minute videos for the McKenzie River Ranger Station – US Forest Service
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum web site
  • ArtsWire web site