‘Sesame Street’ videos get an accessibility expansion with new descriptive audio and ASL features | Mashable

Sesame Workshop, the educational arm of childhood favorite Sesame Street, is rolling out an accessibility upgrade to both its English- and Spanish-language online content, as the nonprofit announces new versions of its videos now featuring captions, audio descriptions, and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretations.

Spanish-language episodes of the shows Sesame Street and Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck will be released with descriptive audio and captions for young viewers with disabilities. And expanded accessibility options will be added to video series on the organization’s Plaza Sésamo YouTube channel, which hosts Spanish-language shows Plaza Sésamo, Listos a Jugar, Pequeñas Aventureras, Monstruos en Red, Elmo and Tango’s Mysterious Mysteries, and The Furchester Hotel.

Audio descriptions and ASL will be added to select, English-language emotional well-being content in the initial rollout, as well, including Sesame Workshop’s videos “The Feelings Garden,” “Me & My Grown-Up,” and “I Notice, I Feel, I Can,” available online and on the Sesame Workshop YouTube channel.

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