Jackie Roth served as the American Sign Language Consultant for this episode. Jackie Roth is deaf herself and has also assisted with the production of other PBS programming regarding this topic.
This episode of the program was aired Monday-Friday the week of September 25, 2006 on most PBS stations as part of Deaf Awareness Week. The episode was broadcast with open-captions. Unlike close-captioning, which is displayed only if the viewer's TV supports it and they turn it on, the open-captioning was coded into the video feed and thus seen by anyone viewing the episode. Additionally, the open-captioning appears the same to all viewers, whereas the exact style that close-captioning is displayed in varies according the model of television.