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Barack Obama

A described and captioned look at our 44th president.

Presented by the Described and Captioned Media Program with support from A&E Television Networks.

The DCMP is pleased to offer this episode of the Emmy® award-winning Biography® series from A&E about President Barack Obama.

Through a combination of first-person interviews and those with friends, family, and colleagues, Biography® explores the life of the President from his childhood in Honolulu to his successful bid to become America’s 44th Chief Executive. Learn about his struggles to find an identity as a teenager and how his dedication to learning and compassion for his peers propelled him through two of the top universities in the U.S. Follow him through his days as a community organizer in Chicago, as a state senator in Illinois, as a member of the U.S. Senate, and as his party’s nominee for President of the United States. Finally, take a look at how he harnessed the power of change to connect with millions of Americans on his way to winning the White House in November 2008.


The DCMP applauds A&E Television Networks’ joining with us to bring you this compelling biography of our new President, and for acknowledging that captions and description are vital tools for providing equal access to students and the millions of other Americans who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.

Description of the Barack Obama Biography® was provided by Joel Snyder, director of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) Audio Description Project (ADP) and president of Audio Description Associates, who donated his time and talents to ensure equal access for millions of Americans with vision loss.

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