audio description

"Audio description" (also referred to as "video description") is the insertion of audio-narrated descriptions of a television program's key visual elements into natural pauses in the program's dialogue, making video programming more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Beginning July 1, 2012, under FCC requirements, the ABC Television Network will provide 50 hours of audio-described primetime programming per calendar quarter, at an average of four hours per week, via the Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) System.

Current ABC shows featuring audio description include: Beyond the Tank, black-ish, Celebrity Family Feud, CMA Country Music Festival, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, The Middle, Mistresses, Modern Family, Nashville, The Real O'Neals, Secrets and Lies & Shark Tank.