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Descriptive Videos

Descriptive videotapes describe the visual elements of a movie, narrating the action, characters, locations, and costumes without interfering with the dialogue or other sound elements.

A regular VHS videocassette recorder and a TV are needed to watch these videotapes. The Colorado Talking Book Library does not provide this equipment. Only patrons of the Colorado Talking Book Library may borrow the videotapes.

There will be a replacement charge of $25 for each lost or damaged videotape as the tapes are the property of the Colorado Talking Book Library.

Please respect the following loan procedures:

  • Videotapes will be loaned for 1 month, no renewals.
  • You may borrow only one videotape at a time.
  • You will need to return the tape you have in order to borrow another tape.
  • CTBL will not place videotapes on reserve. Videotapes will be sent only when they are available.
  • Videotapes will be sent Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped.
  • Return the videotape by turning the address card so that the library’s address is facing up. No postage is required.
  • Please rewind the videotape before returning it to the library.
  • Do not put handwritten notes in the cassette container.
  • If there is a problem with the tape, mark the defective tape box on the mailing card.

Remember, if you break it, you buy it! You will be charged $25 for each damaged or lost videotape!

If you have any questions about the videotapes or other Colorado Talking Book Library services, call the Library at 303-727-9277 or, toll free, in-state at 800-685-2136.

We hope you enjoy your descriptive video viewing.