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Descriptive Videos

Descriptive Videos are movies that have a voice describing actions, characteristics, and dress of the actors, as well as details of the scenery or setting. This descriptive voice speaks during the time when there is no dialogue. The videos play on ordinary VCRs, DVD players and televisions. To receive a large print or braille version of the Descriptive Video Catalog or the Descriptive DVD Catalog, call or e-mail Wolfner Library.

Loan Procedures

The following guidelines are to be followed in order to borrow descriptive videos.

1) You must be an active, registered user of Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library.

2) Only three descriptive videos at a time are loaned to each patron. The loan period for descriptive videos is one week, starting the day you receive the video.

3) The videos are mailed to you via "Free Matter" mailing and may be returned to the library in the same manner by turning over the label on the mailing case just as you do with books from Wolfner Library. If there is a problem with the video tape or DVD, mark the defective item box on the mailing card.

4) Remember that some videos may contain strong language, violence or sex. When available a national motion picture rating system is applied and noted in the catalog.

5) When you receive the descriptive video catalog please order all of the videos you would like to have. The videos you receive will come from this list, as they are available.

6) You must provide your own VCR or DVD player. Descriptive videos will play on any VCR or DVD player; no special adaptation is needed to hear the descriptions.

Please rewind videotapes before returning it to the library.

If you have any questions about the Descriptive Video Service, please call the Wolfner Library staff at 1-800-392-2614 or e-mail us at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you.