Tip of the Week: CC, SDH, and DVC in videorecordings

If the container for a video recording displays a small box with the letters "CC" inside it, the 546 field should include the phrase: "closed-captioned". If the container displays a small box with the acronym "SDH," then the 546 field should include a phrase such as, "optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing" or "optional subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired". This is different than closed-captioning because it includes non-dialog audio and speaker identification. If the container for the video recording contains the acronym "DVC" or the words "Descriptive Video Captioning", the 546 field should include the phrase, "Audio-described". Descriptive video captioning provides an audio description of the action in the film. It is permissible to use a single 546 field to record the presence of both these features for the disabled AND alternate soundtracks and/or subtitles for speakers of foreign languages, if the video recording in question features both types of features. Examples: =546 \\$a Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing; audio described for the visually impaired. =546 \\$a Closed-captioned ; audio-described. =546 \\$a Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. =546 \\$a English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue; subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. =546 \\$a English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue ; English, French or Spanish subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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