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Enjoy the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games with Audio Description

Looking for something to do with your summer? Get ready for the Tokyo Olympic Games (still called the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games), and you may enjoy them with audio description through NBC SAP!

What is SAP?

This year, NBC will broadcast the Summer Olympics using Second Audio Program (SAP). SAP is the name of the mode that your TV or cable box must be in so that you can access the audio description of any given channel. Once this mode is enabled, you will be able to enjoy vivid audio descriptions spoken in real-time for the Opening Ceremony and all events that follow throughout the duration of the Summer Olympics.

How Do I Use SAP?

The way you enable SAP depends on your cable or satellite TV provider. Many cable providers have voice guidance that allows the user to independently navigate the menus of their Television, so it is likely that most individuals will be able to turn on the SAP feature without sighted assistance. Review more specific information pertinent to your provider here.

Join the ACB for Audio Description for the Olympics Opening Ceremony

On the final day of this year’s American Council of the Blind (ACB) convention, you may join the ACB for a nationwide Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony watch party! On Friday, July 23, from 6:00 PM-7:45 PM, you may tune in for a Summer Olympics pre-show where you can enjoy interviews with past and present Paralympians and NBC personnel responsible for broadcasting the event. Then at 8 PM, you will be able to enjoy the Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony with audio description.

If you did not register for the convention, you may still listen in by tuning in to ACB Radio, which you can connect to using a variety of methods:

Contact us

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This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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