Super Why! creator Out of the Blue Enterprises has joined the US Department of Education’s Accessible Television Portal project, a new SVOD service that streams kids and family TV shows to students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing.
Episodes of preschool series Super Why! will be made available free, on-demand to qualifying students with disabilities. All episodes on the portal are audio-described and captioned for the visually and hearing impaired.
Super Why! airs on PBS KIDS and features superhero characters with literacy-based powers, who jump into books to find answers to everyday preschool challenges.
The show joins more than 80 episodes of 20 different children’s television programs on the site, with more content planned for the next two years.
The portal project, which launched earlier this year, includes VOD content provided by major TV networks, as well as producers and distributors like PBS KIDS, Sesame Workshop, Cartoon Network, Sprout (NBC), the Fred Rogers Company, Scholastic Media, Litton Entertainment, Out of the Blue and Fremantle Television.
The service is currently available via the web, mobile apps and set-top boxes.