The Ten O'Clock News

What are CC and DVS?

CC, or closed captioning, displays spoken dialogue as printed words over television and online video. Unlike subtitles, captions are specifically designed for viewers who are deaf and hard of hearing. Captions are carefully placed to identify speakers, on- and off-screen sound effects, music, and laughter.

DVS®, or Descriptive Video Service, makes television programs, feature films, home videos, and other visual media accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. DVS describes key visual elements in a program that a viewer who is blind or visually impaired would ordinarily miss. Actions, costumes, gestures, and scene changes are just a few of the elements that, when described, engage the viewer in the story.