WGBH Access Services



WGBH's Media Access Group makes media accessible to all.

For more than 40 years, the Media Access Group at WGBH has been providing accessible media services to the 36 million Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.

We invented captioning and video descriptions for television, and today we apply those services to movies, the web, museums, theme parks, and more. Our partner, the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM), continues to work on new media access breakthroughs that build on WGBH’s history.

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