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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MAY 2016 – DVI PROGRAMMING (Children’s DVI Programming is listed below):

SUNDAY 1
02:00p Masterpiece Mystery! "Grantchester” Part 5  D)))
03:00p Masterpiece Mystery! "Grantchester” Part 6  D)))
09:00p Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 6  D)))

MONDAY 2 
(None)

TUESDAY 3
(None)

WEDNESDAY 4
08:00p Nature "The Last Orangutan Eden"  D)))

THURSDAY 5
(None)

FRIDAY 6
01:00a (OVERNIGHT) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Dress Up"  D)))
01:30a (OVERNIGHT) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Superheroes"  D)))

SATURDAY 7
02:00a (OVERNIGHT) Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 6  D)))

SUNDAY 8
02:00p Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 1  D)))
03:00p Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 2  D)))
09:00p Wallander Season 4 on Masterpiece "The White Lioness"  D)))

MONDAY 9
(None)

TUESDAY 10
(None)

WEDNESDAY 11
03:00a (OVERNIGHT) All-Star Orchestra "Music for the Theatre"  D)))
08:00p Nature “Nature’s Perfect Partners”  D)))

THURSDAY 12
(None)

FRIDAY 13
01:00a (OVERNIGHT) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Too Nice to Stay Inside"  D)))
01:30a (OVERNIGHT) Hands on Crafts for Kids "Wings"  D)))

SATURDAY 14
01:30a (OVERNIGHT) Wallander Season 4 on Masterpiece "The White Lioness"  D)))

SUNDAY 15
02:00p Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 3  D)))
03:00p Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 4  D)))
09:00p Wallander Season 4 on Masterpiece "A Lesson in Love"  D)))

MONDAY 16
(None)

TUESDAY 17
09:00p Secrets of the Dead "Cleopatra's Lost Tomb"  D)))

WEDNESDAY 18
03:00a (OVERNIGHT) All-Star Orchestra "What Makes a Masterpiece?"  D)))
08:00p Nature "Jungle Animal Hospital"  D)))

THURSDAY 19
(None)

FRIDAY 20
(None)

SATURDAY 21
02:00a (OVERNIGHT) Wallander Season 4 on Masterpiece "A Lesson in Love"  D)))

SUNDAY 22
02:00p Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 5  D)))
03:00p Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 6  D)))
09:00p Wallander Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Troubled Man"  D)))

MONDAY 23
(None)

TUESDAY 24
09:00p Secrets of the Dead "Teotihuacan's Lost Kings"  D)))

WEDNESDAY 25
03:00a (OVERNIGHT)  All-Star Orchestra "The New World and Its Music"  D)))
08:00p Nature "Meet the Coywolf"  D)))

THURSDAY 26 
(None)

FRIDAY 27
(None)

SATURDAY 28
01:30a (OVERNIGHT) Wallander Season 4 on Masterpiece "The Troubled Man"  D)))

SUNDAY 29 
(None)

MONDAY 30
(None)

TUESDAY 31
09:00p Secrets of the Dead "Jamestown's Dark Winter"  D)))

MAY 2016 – DVI PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN

WEEKDAYS, 6:00AM- 8:00PM:
06:00a  Arthur  D))) 
06:30a  Odd Squad  D)))  
07:00a  Wild Kratts  (Not DVI) 
07:30a  Ready Jet Go!  D))) 
08:00a  Nature Cat  D)))
08:30a Curious George  D))) 
09:00a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) 
09:30a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) 
10:00a Sesame Street  D))) 
10:30a WordWorld  D))) 
11:00a Dinosaur Train  D))) 
11:30a Dinosaur Train  D))) 
12:00p  Super Why!  D)))
12:30p  Thomas & Friends  D))) 
01:00p  Peg + Cat  D))) 
01:30p  The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!  D))) 
02:00p  Curious George  D))) 
02:30p  Curious George  D))) 
03:00p  Sid the Science Kid  D))) 
03:30p  Nature Cat  D))) 
04:00p  Ready Jet Go!  D))) 
04:30p Odd Squad  D))) 
05:00p Wild Kratts  (Not DVI) (Not on 5/2-5/13, and 5/30) *
05:30p Cyberchase  D))) (Not on 5/2-5/13, and 5/30) *

* These programs will not air on MON 5/2 through FRI 5/13 (due to special Regents Review 2016 programming). On MON 5/30, “National Geographic Bee 2016” will air from 5p-6p.  

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 Curious George  D)))  
08:30a Nature Cat  D))) 
09:00a  Ready Jet Go!  D))) 

SUNDAYS, 6:00AM-11:00AM
06:00a  Martha Speaks  D))) 
06:30a Signing Time  D))) 
07:00a Sesame Street (Half-hour episode)  D))) 
07:30a  Clifford the Big Red Dog  D))) 
08:00a Curious George  D)))  
08:30a Nature Cat  D))) 
09:00a  Ready Jet Go!  D)))
09:30a  Wild Kratts  (Not DVI)
10:00a  Odd Squad  D))) 
10:30a  Word Girl  D))) 


April 2016 - DVI Listings - WXXI-TV/HD

 

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 Curious George  D)))  
08:30a Nature Cat  D))) 
09:00a  Ready Jet Go!  D))) 

 

SUNDAYS, 6:00AM-11:00AM: 
06:00a  Martha Speaks  D))) 
06:30a Signing Time  D))) 
07:00a Sesame Street (Half-hour episode)  D))) 
07:30a  Clifford the Big Red Dog  D))) 
08:00a Curious George  D)))  
08:30a Nature Cat  D))) 
09:00a  Ready Jet Go!  D)))
09:30a  Wild Kratts  (Not D))))
10:00a  Odd Squad  D))) 
10:30a  Word Girl  D))) 

 

WEEKDAYS, 6:00AM- 8:00PM
06:00a  Arthur D))) 
06:30a  Odd Squad D)))  
07:00a  Wild Kratts  (Not D)))) 
07:30a  Ready Jet Go! D))) 
08:00a  Nature Cat D)))
08:30a Curious George D))) 
09:00a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood D))) 
09:30a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood D))) 
10:00a Sesame Street D))) 
10:30a WordWorld D))) * (Not on MON 4/1)
11:00a Dinosaur Train D))) * (Not on MON 4/1)
11:30a Dinosaur Train D))) 
12:00p  Super Why! D)))
12:30p  Thomas & Friends D))) 
01:00p  Peg + Cat  D))) 
01:30p  The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! D))) 
02:00p  Curious George D))) 
02:30p  Curious George D))) 
03:00p  Sid the Science Kid D))) 
03:30p  Nature Cat D))) 
04:00p  Ready Jet Go! D))) 
04:30p Odd Squad D))) 
05:00p Wild Kratts  (Not D)))) 
05:30p Homework Hotline (MON-THU), Cyberchase D))) (FRI) 

 

* “Peg + Cat Save the World” one-hour special airs FRI 4/1 at 10:30a & 1p. 

 

WEEKEDAYS, 8:00PM-11:00PM, SATURDAYS, 9:30AM-MIDNIGHT, and SUNDAYS, 11:00AM-MIDNIGHT: 

 

Friday 1 through Saturday 2
(NONE)

 

Sunday 3
09:00 Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 2 D)))

 

Monday 4
(None)

 

Tuesday 5
09:00 Secrets of Saint John Paul D)))

 

Wednesday 6
08:00p Nature D)))

 

Thursday 7 through Saturday 9
(None)

 

Sunday 10
09:00 Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 3 D)))

 

Monday 11
09:00 Jackie Robinson Part 1 D)))
11:00 Jackie Robinson Part 1 (Encore) D)))

 

Tuesday 12
09:00p Jackie Robinson Part 2 D)))
11:00 Jackie Robinson Part 2 (Encore) D)))

 

Wednesday 13
08:00p Nature D)))

 

Thursday 14 through Saturday 16
(None)

 

Sunday 17
02:00 Masterpiece Mystery! "Grantchester” Part 1 D)))
03:00 Masterpiece Mystery! "Grantchester” Part 2 D)))
09:00 Grantchester Season 2 On Masterpiece Part 4 D)))

 

Monday 18
10:00 Independent Lens “Democrats/Soft Vengeance” D)))

 

Tuesday 19
(None)

 

Wednesday 20
08:00p Nature "Leave It to Beavers" D)))

 

Thursday 21 through Saturday 23
(None)

 

Sunday 24
02:00 Masterpiece Mystery! "Grantchester” Part 3 D)))
03:00 Masterpiece Mystery! "Grantchester” Part 4 D)))
09:00 Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece Part 5 D)))

 

Monday 25
09:00 National Parks: America's Best Idea "The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)" Part 1 of 6 D)))

 

Tuesday 26
08:00p Big Burn: American Experience D)))
09:00 National Parks: America's Best Idea "The Last Refuge (1890-1915)" Part 2 of 6 D)))

 

Wednesday 27
08:00p Nature "Owl Power" D)))
09:00 National Parks: America's Best Idea “The Empire of Grandeur” (1915-1919) Part 3 of 6 D)))

 

Thursday 28
09:00 National Parks: America's Best Idea "Going Home (1920-1933)" Part 4 of 6 D)))

 

Friday 29
09:00 National Parks: America's Best Idea "Great Nature (1933-1945)" Part 5 of 6 D)))

 

Saturday 30
09:00 National Parks: America's Best Idea "The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)" Part 6 of 6 D)))


March 2016 - DVI Listings - WXXI-TV/HD

 

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 Curious George   D)))  
08:30a Nature Cat   D))) 
09:00a  Ready Jet Go!   D))) 

 

SUNDAYS, 6:00AM-11:00AM: 
06:00a  Martha Speaks   D))) 
06:30a Signing Time   D))) 
07:00a Sesame Street (Half-hour episode)   D))) 
07:30a  Clifford the Big Red Dog   D))) 
08:00a Curious George   D)))  
08:30a Nature Cat   D))) 
09:00a  Ready Jet Go!   D)))
09:30a  Wild Kratts  (Not DVI)
10:00a  Odd Squad   D))) 
10:30a  Word Girl   D))) 

 

WEEKDAYS, 6:00AM- 8:00PM
06:00a  Arthur  D))) 
06:30a  Odd Squad  D)))  
07:00a  Wild Kratts  (Not DVI)
07:30a  Ready Jet Go!  D))) 
08:00a  Nature Cat  D)))
08:30a Curious George  D))) * (See footnote for MON 3/21 & FRI 3/25)
09:00a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) * (Not on MON 3/21 & FRI 3/25)
09:30a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood  D))) * (Not on WED 3/2) 
10:00a Sesame Street  D))) * (See footnote for WED 3/2)
10:30a WordWorld  D))) * (Not on MON 3/28 & THU 3/31)
11:00a Dinosaur Train  D))) * (Not on MON 3/28 & THU 3/31)
11:30a Dinosaur Train  D))) 
12:00p  Super Why!  D))) 
12:30p  Thomas & Friends  D))) * (Not on FRI 3/4)
01:00p  Peg + Cat   D))) * (Not on FRI 3/4. See footnote for MON 3/28 & THU 3/31)
01:30p  The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!  D))) * (Not on MON 3/28 & THU 3/31)
02:00p  Curious George  D))) * (See footnote for MON 3/21 & FRI 3/25)
02:30p  Curious George  D))) * (See footnote for MON 3/21 & FRI 3/25)
03:00p  Sid the Science Kid  D))) 
03:30p  Nature Cat  D))) 
04:00p  Ready Jet Go!  D))) 
04:30p Odd Squad  D))) 
05:00p Wild Kratts  (Not DVI) 
05:30p Homework Hotline (MON-THU through 3/17), Cyberchase  D))) (FRI. Also MON-THU from 3/21-3/31) 

* “Sesame Street: The Cookie” one-hour special will air on WED 3/2 at 9:30a & FRI 3/4 at 12:30p;  “Curious George Swings Into Spring” one-hour special will air on MON 3/21 & FRI 3/25 at 8:30a & 2p; and “Peg + Cat Save the World” one-hour special airs MON 3/28 & THU 3/31 at 10:30a & 1p. 

 

WEEKEDAYS, 8:00PM-11:00PM, SATURDAYS, 9:30AM-MIDNIGHT, and SUNDAYS, 11:00AM-MIDNIGHT: 

 

Tuesday 1
08:00p Finding Your Roots "The Long Way Home" D)))
09:00 Space Men: American Experience D)))

 

Wednesday 2
10:00 Space Men: American Experience D)))

 

Thursday 3 through Saturday 5
(None)

 

Sunday 6
09:00 Downton Abbey Season 6 on Masterpiece "Episode 9" D)))
11:00 Downton Abbey Season 6 on Masterpiece "Episode 9" (Encore) D))) 

 

Monday 7
(None)

 

Tuesday 8
08:00p Finding Your Roots "Maps of Stars” D))) 

 

Wednesday 9 through Sunday 20
(None)

 

Monday 21
10:00 Independent Lens "The Graduates” D)))

 

Tuesday 22
08:00p Last Days In Vietnam: American Experience D)))

 

Wednesday 23
08:00p Nature "Snow Monkeys” D)))

 

Thursday 24 through Saturday 26
(None)

 

Sunday 27
09:00 Grantchester Season 2 on Masterpiece SEASON PREMIER  D)))

 

Monday 28
(None)

 

Tuesday 29
08:00p Secrets of the Dead "The Mona Lisa Mystery” D)))
09:00 Secrets of the Dead "The Alcatraz Escape” D)))

 

Wednesday 30
08:00p Nature "Animal Reunions” D)))

 

Thursday 31 
(None)