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Descriptive Videos


Descriptive Videos
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Descriptive Videos describe the visual elements of the movie - the action, characters, locations, costumes and sets - without interfering with the movie's dialogue or sound effects.  These videos can be played on a regular VHS video cassette recorder (VCR) or DVD player and a television.  The library does not provide or loan any VCRs, DVD players, or TVs.  Users must have their own equipment.

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Descriptive Video Catalog

Talking Books has a catalog, organized by genre, which you can browse by following the link below.
DVX Collection
You can also browse for, and request specific titles through our Online Catalog .
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Loan Proceedures

  • Borrowers must be active, registered, users of the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library.
  • Each borrower may borrow no more than one video at a time.  Borrowers may not check out    another video until the video currently checked out is received and checked in by the library.  However, there is no limit to the number of titles a borrower can put on his or her request list for future loan.
  • The loan period is three weeks, no renewals.
  • Videos may be requested in person at the library, by telephone, via email, or regular mail.
  • Videos will be mailed Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped.  Borrowers should return a video by turning the address card over so that the library's address is facing up.  No postage is necessary.
  • Abuse of the video lending service, such as repeated over dues or damaged tapes, may result in suspension of video service to borrower.
  • To start receiving videos, obtain a catalog, or for more information, call the library at 1-800-452-0292.
  • Descriptive Video catalogs are available in large print and Braille.
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