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Since 1988, NTN has been a leader in making television, movies, and educational programming accessible to our nation's 13 million people who are blind and visually impaired and their families.


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NTN, since 1988, has been a leader in making television programming and movies accessible for our nation's 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families.

NTN unobtrusively adds the voice of a narrator to the existing programming sound track without interfering with any of the original audio and video.

NTN was founded in 1988 by blind and visually impaired people who understand the frustration of not being able to access the entertainment, education, and socialization opportunities that television provides.

NTN has received an EMMY Award, a MEDIA ACCESS Award from the television and movie industry, an INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO Award, and a GOLDEN GEORGI, which is the top scriptwriting honor from The Writers Foundation of America.

NTN has enjoyed positive publicity, including features in CNN, Good Morning America, and in The Wall Street Journal and TV Guide.

NTN also makes live theatre and other special events accessible, via a wireless receiver, for the blind and visually impaired community, such as the Tony Award-winning Broadway show The Will Rogers Follies, the world-renowned Phantom of the Opera, and the Academy Award-winning IMAX production of The Old Man and the Sea.

NTN has received top honors from the American Council of the Blind, as well as the American Foundation for the Blind, for its pioneering work in making the world of television accessible to visually impaired people.

NTN has over two decades of experience in narrating programming for broadcast, cable, and satellite.  NTN has narrated thousands of hours of programming, as well as hundreds of movies.

NTN was selected by the American Foundation for the Blind to narrate its landmark video
What Do You Do When You See A Blind Person? 
This is recognized as the definitive video in the field of acccessibility for the visually impaired.

NTN has narrated a broad spectrum of programming including educational shows from National Geographic, as well as instructional programming covering a wide range of topics from mobility and job training to the early detection of cancer.

NTN is a proud recipient of the 2000 Humanitarian Award from the Lions Clubs, which is the largest organization in the world dedicated to meeting the needs of blind and visually impaired people.

NTN currently provides accessible programming for a number of broadcast and cable networks.  Many series are already accessible with more being added all the time.


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