April 18, 2024 / Modified apr 23, 2024 1:49 p.m.

PBS Kids adds American Sign Language interpreters to some shows

Six PBS Kids series, including ‘Arthur’ and ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’ will for the first time include ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing.

pbs kids asl hero On April 18, 2024, PBS Kids made American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation available for several series across its free digital streaming platforms for the first time.

PBS KIDS is advancing its mission to serve all kids and families by integrating American Sign Language (ASL) interpretations into multiple series, which are now available for free on PBS KIDS digital streaming platforms.

This new content builds on PBS KIDS’ extensive accessibility offerings and unwavering dedication to inclusivity, aiming to empower kids to engage with content in ways that best suit their individual needs and preferences, with accessibility top of mind.

Working with series producers from GBH Kids, Fred Rogers Productions, along with Bridge Multimedia and The Described and Captioned Media Program, PBS KIDS has integrated ASL interpretations into ten episodes of the following series – DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ALMA’S WAY, ARTHUR, WORK IT OUT WOMBATS!, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, and DONKEY HODIE.

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