Accessible Features

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Audio Description

Audio Description, also referred to as video description, described video, or Secondary Audio Programming, allows programs with narrative tracks to play when available.

Audio description is audio-narrated descriptions of a program's key visual elements. These descriptions are inserted into natural pauses in the program's dialogue. Audio description makes TV programming more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This feature is available on all DISH receivers.

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Bluetooth Audio

The Bluetooth Audio feature allows users to synch their hearing aids using a Wireless Transmitter to their Hopper receiver, for a clearer, easier listening experience. This feature is available on the Hopper, Hopper 2 and Hopper 3. It can be enabled on the Wally or any Joey with an adapter.

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Closed Captioning

TV Closed Captioning displays the audio portion of a TV program as text on the screen. This feature is available on all DISH receivers.

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Screen Magnification

Screen magnification enlarges the size of the text or graphics which are presented on screen to help viewers read the Guide or other Menu screens on the Hopper. This feature is available on the Hopper 2, Hopper 3 and Wally.

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Text to Speech

The Text to Speech setting provides an audible readout of the Guide and other Menu screens when enabled. This feature can help blind or visually impaired users choose programming and configure options on the Hopper. This feature is available on the Hopper 2, Hopper 3 and Wally.

TV Receivers with accessible features

All DISH receivers support closed captioning and audio description features. In addition to these features, the following receivers also support Bluetooth audio, magnification and text to speech features.

Hopper 3 TV Receiver

Hopper 3

Our top of the line HD DVR Receiver with over 500 hours of HD recording space and the ability to record up to 16 shows at once. Other premium features include DISH Anywhere, Integrated Apps, AutoHop, and Remote Finder.

Includes all DISH Accessible Features
Hopper 2 TV Receiver

Hopper 2

Turn any TV into a Smart TV with a Hopper 2. An HD DVR Receiver with over 500 hours of HD recording space and the ability to record up to 8 shows at once. Other premium features include DISH Anywhere, Integrated Apps, AutoHop, and Remote Finder.

Includes all DISH Accessible Features
Wally TV Receiver

Wally

Single tuner, HD non-DVR Receiver, bringing you premium quality in a standard receiver. Additional premium features include Remote Finder, Integrated Apps, and Dolby Digital Audio.

Includes all DISH Accessible Features

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Closed Captioning Contacts

For questions or complaints regarding closed captioning, contact:

Vincent Kunz

Closed Caption Compliance Manager

P.O. Box 9040

Littleton, CO 80120

Telephone: 866-951-0015

Fax: 720-514-7660

Email: [email protected]

Alison Minea

Director and Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs

1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: 202-463-3709

Email: [email protected]

Closed Captioning of IP-Delivered Video

For questions or complaints regarding closed captioning for DISH IP-delivered video products, please contact:

Alison Minea

Director and Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs

1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: 202-463-3709

Email: [email protected]

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