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Students With Disabilities Can Access Free On-Demand Children’s TV Programming

The potential of television as an educational tool has been widely recognized since the launch of “Sesame Street” in 1969, but popular programs are not always accessible to children with disabilities. Students with visual or hearing disabilities can now access free video-on-demand children’s programs such as “Magic School Bus,” “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” and “Ocean Mysteries.” The service is part of the Described and Captioned Media Program ( funded by the U.S. Department of Education, which includes content from major U.S. networks as well as PBS Kids, Sesame Workshop, Cartoon Network, and others. Learn more.

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