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Captions and Video Description:
Educational Tools for Hispanic Children with Disabilities
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Accessible Programming


Semillitas shows Bob the Builder with captions and video description in Spanish

The TV channel Semillitas is broadcasting Bob the Builder with captions and video description in Spanish, so children who are deaf, blind or have hearing or visual impairment can also enjoy this TV series.

Bob the Builder is a British series that has been distributed in more than 30 countries. Bob the Builder and his team build large projects using the principles of determination, conflict resolution and team work. With his apprentice Leo, Wendy and a team of machines, Bob is ready to fix the town of Fixham and Spring City. This team takes on any project, hammering solutions for all problems and building trust throughout the process.

Bob the Builder wears a yellow helmet, a plaid shirt and a gray vest. He smiles with his hands toward his waist. Legends: Bob el Constructor and Ahora en Semillitas

Bob the Builder is shown everyday at 7:45 a.m./4 p.m./8:30 p.m. EST.

If you want more Bob the Builder, visit the playlist Semillitas has created in its YouTube channel. In addition to that, Semillitas’ website has drawings of Bob the Builder and his friends available to download so kids can have fun painting them.

With his attitude of “WE CAN DO IT”, Bob the Builder offers a positive influence on children's character. Go ahead and check it out.


Canal 22 Internacional Premiers 2 New Series with Accessibility in March

This month Canal 22 Internacional premiers 2 fantastic new series with captions and video description: Mundo Mágico Submarino and África Continente Enigmático.

Many different fish under the blue ocean. Lacegend Mundo Mágico Submarino

Mundo Mágico Submarino premiers March 5th and is a documentary series with superb images of marine species. Each episode is devoted to a different species: the marlin fish, the bull shark and the squalus, among others.

Broadcast times
Tuesday 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
Rerun: Saturday 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

 

 

Drawing of a brown mask over a burlap painted with geometric designs. Under the mask the legend Africa Continente Enigmático

África Continente Enigmático premiers March 7th and shows the majestic African ecosystems as well as the traditions and culture of the African inhabitants. This series has 9 episodes; it travels Tanzania’s and Botswana’s unexplored scenery, and visits the most modern African cities. This a fantastic look at a continent we still have a lot to discover.

Broadcast times
Thursday 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
Rerun: Sunday 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT

Canal 22 Internacional is available on Spectrum channel 950.

Mundo Mágico Submarino and África Continente Enigmático are 2 more of the series that Canal 22 Internacional is broadcasting with accessibility. We applaud Canal 22 International’s dedication to make accessible their wonderful series to the audience with sensory disabilities. 


Bebe Osmosis and Brainy Baby broadcast with accessibility in Spanish

For the early risers, Semillitas broadcasts the TV series Bebe Osmosis and Brainy Baby with captions and video descriptions in Spanish.  

Bebe Osmosis helps little children get familiar with simple activities such as washing their hands, their face and their teeth, bathing, recognizing their hands and putting socks on.

Brainy Baby is excellent for children to learn basic concepts such as numbers, letters, shapes and colors.  It encourages parent/child interaction and makes learning fun for kids by using music and objects that are familiar to them.  This series has won multiple awards and helps children prepare to start their educational journey. 

Semillitas shows both series every day, in the morning and at noon, at the following times:

Bebe Osmosis:  6:17 and 7:17 a.m. and 12:17 p.m. 

Brainy Baby: 6:27 and 7:22 a.m. and at 12:22 p.m. 

Semillitas also has printable images of Bebe Osmosis on its page. You could use them to teach your kids simple concepts in Spanish and English and your kids can have fun painting them.

We invite you to start your and your child's day with Bebe Osmosis and Brainy Baby.


Nuestra Aventura Musical broadcast with accessibility since July on Canal 22 Internacional

The original series, Nuestra Aventura Musical, began its broadcast this month with captions and video description in Spanish on Canal 22 Internacional. This wonderful series presents the process in which the Traditional Mexican Music Orchestra and Choir were formed with the talent of children, parents and teachers of different Mexican communities where access to musical education is difficult.  The members of the orchestra and choir represent 95 schools from 11 Mexican states.

Nuestra Aventura Musical starts in Tingambato, Michoacán, where the only band that plays purepecha music was born.  The work done there aimed to rescue traditions that were being lost. 

Other communities participating in this project are: Zozocolco, Veracruz, where the ensemble and choir “Cántaros de sol” were formed; as wella as Tziscao, Chiapas, located on the border with Guatemala, where people want to bring back the marimba sound, which is a musical instrument from the region.

Through the 5 half hour episodes, the children that are part of the choir and orchestra talk about what music represents in their lives, the passion they feel for singing and for their instruments such as saxophone, clarinet, flute, violin and marimba.  During the series, the community orchestra directors, the teachers and the parents share their vision of this project that rescues musical repertoire and finishes with a concert at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City. 

The choir has 100 children and the orchestra has 118 instrumentalists. Thirty parents and teachers sing and play with their children, grandchildren and students.  Besides being a project that rescues traditional music, this project has served as a point of encounter for people from different regions of the country and for parents and grandparents with their children and grandchildren.

Take advantage on Sundays, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:00 to 4:30 pm PT, of the opportunity to get to know the members of the orchestra and the choir, and of listening to beautiful traditional Mexican music. 


The animated TV series Meteor broadcast with captions and video description in Spanish

Semillitas is broadcasting the TV series Meteor with captions and video description in Spanish. Meteor is an animated series where Meteor and his friends - the monster trucks- race, jump and play. Through games and adventures the series teaches values such as responsibility, obedience, humility and forgiveness.

Meteor is a vehicle with 6 big wheels, that was made to explore other planets. He has several high tech gadgets, among them a camera that he uses to record his friends when they perform big jumps.  Some of his friends are Jose - a fire truck -, Junkboy - a trash hauler truck -, Sarge - a small military jeep -, and Pony - a light pink truck.  All the trucks have big wheels.

Meteor es recommended for children between 4 and 9 years old. Semillitas shows it everyday at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Each episode lasts about 11 minutes.

Semillitas has drawings of Meteor and his friends in the activities section of its website. You can download and print the drawings of Meteor for your children to paint at home.

Meteor gives your children the opportunity to learn values while they enjoy the adventures of Meteor and his friends.


Lenny & Tweek available with accessibility in Spanish on the Semillitas channel

Semillitas is presenting Lenny & Tweek with captions and video description in Spanish. Thanks to captions and video description, children with hearing and visual impairment can better enjoy this series. 

Lenny is a brown bear that goes everywhere with his friend Tweek, a small red bird. They both enjoy playing, looking at nature, learning about it and learning about themselves.  They try to understand how shadows and waves behave, how tall the sky is, learn how to find laughter, etc. 

Lenny & Tweek is recommended for children between 3 and 6 years old.  Every episode lasts about 5 minutes.

Semillitas shows this series every day at 10:50 and 11:52 a.m. and at 3:21 p.m.  


Bo on the Go with accessibility in Spanish

Bo on the Go is available with captions and video description in Spanish on Semillitas.  Thanks to these accessibility features, the children with hearing and visual impairment will be able to better enjoy this series that is full of activity. 

Bo is an athletic young girl with blue hair done in pigtails.  She invites children, her Bo buddies, to move and go with her on her adventures.  With the help of her Bo buddies, she gets energetic, overcomes the obstacles on her way and decides the best option to take when faced with several alternatives.  She is always in the company of her friend Drezzy, a small green dragon with a pink belly.  She also has the help of Wizard, a character with a long white beard and big eye glasses with a red fame, he wears a big blue turban and a yellow suit.  Bo visits fantastic places full of surprises, and makes it more fun to stretch, run and jump. 

Bo on the Go is recommended for Pre-K children.  Semillitas broadcasts this series every day at 12 PM p.m. and 4 PM. 

If your children want to have fun painting Bo and her friends, download a beautiful drawing of the 3 of them from Semillitas' website.  Bo will help your children exercise while having fun.


Children with visual and/or hearing impairment can enjoy Chloe's Closet in Spanish in the children's channel Semillitas

Semillitas is showing Chloe's Closet in Spanish with video description and captions. This means that if your child is blind or deaf or has visual and/or auditive impairment, they will be able to better enjoy the fantasy of this program thanks to the video description and captions.

In Chloe's Closet, Chloe and her friends play with customes that emerge from Chloe's closet. With them, they travel to imaginary worlds where their toys become real characters. Chloe is a 4-year old girl and her favorite toy is a yellow duck that goes with her to all her adventures.

Chloe's Closet is recommended for children between 3 and 5 years of age. You can watch it every day in the following schedules: 10:50 a.m., 11:52 a.m. and 3:21 p.m.

Semillitas also has drawings of Chloe that you can download from its website so your kids can enjoy coloring them.  In this link there is a beautiful drawing of Chloe as a fairy.  If you want to see more drawings of Chloe and other characters from Semillitas's programing, visit the activities section on Semillitas website.

Chloe's Closet is a fabulous show to stimulate your children's imagination. We recommend it!

 

Accessibility for this programming is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, under project H327C15009 “Captions and Video Description: Educational Tools for Hispanic Children with Disabilities”