From MoPix Newsletter:
PBS INAUGURATION COVERAGE TO BE DESCRIBED AND CAPTIONED LIVE
Continuing the tradition that began with the first Clinton Inaugural, the Media Access Group at WGBH will provide live descriptive narration and captioning for broadcast coverage of Inauguration 2009 on PBS. The Lehrer NewsHour will be broadcasting the events live from 11:00AM to 1:30PM EST on Tuesday, January 20. We will have a team of describers providing narration of visual elements of that coverage (accessible via the SAP channel on most televisions), and stenocaptioners providing captioning of the audio. Live television description is still very rare, and we are pleased to say that long-time corporate sponsor of local news captioning in the Boston area, Dunkin’ Donuts, is providing funding for the description.
And, a first this year, the live described coverage will also be available simultaneously on the web site of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC): Our thanks to MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Dunkin’ Donuts and the JCCIC for making full access to this historic event possible.
[EDIT: 2009.01.20 ]
Direct Link to CC http://inaugural.senate.gov/history/video/video-2009-obama.cfm
Direct Link to Audio Description