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  • In the Grass, On the Reef. Image of sun setting on lake among tall grass.

    In the Grass, On the Reef

    In the Grass, On the Reef is a new series about coastal ecosystems and their role in sheltering commercially important crabs and fish, cleaning the water, preventing erosion, and ultimately aiding in keeping marine habitats healthy.

  • BADIE Benefits of Audio Description in Education. A young girl wearing glasses sits in front of a computer using a braille device.

    2016 BADIE Contest Offers Prizes for Students and Teachers

    2016 BADIE Contest Offers Prizes for Students and Teachers We’re excited to announce the 2016 BADIE contest! The Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) is a contest for students who watch educational videos with description soundtracks and then provide a review of their experience. BADIE is presented by The American Council of the Blind's (ACB) Audio Description Project and the DCMP.

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  • Image from Tin Soldiers

    Tin Soldiers - 2016 - 1 hour 0 minutes

    Humankind is extraordinary in its ability to adapt, and several individuals with physical disabilities share their stories of healing through adaptive sports. This perspective into the world of people with amputated limbs, spinal bifida, paralysis, and cerebral palsy shows individuals finding their passion to participate in sporting events. Stories include double amputee Zach Ruhl, who is a professional CrossFit coach and Paralympic powerlifter. WCMX rider Quinn Waitley and three-year-old Abel Rose also share their stories of skateboarding for wheelchair users. Four-time Paralympian medalist Alana Nichols discusses her transition to adaptive sports after a skiing accident left her paralyzed. Alana is the first person to win gold in the summer and winter Olympic games for the USA.

  • Image from More Accessible Media!  Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

    More Accessible Media! Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) - 2016 - 59 minutes

    This is an archived video of a presentation by Jason Stark, Project Director. presented at Wednesday Webinars hosted by Debbie Pfeiffer, Director of Outreach Services for the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton Virginia. Topics in this webinar include: 1) An overview of the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP); 2) History of the program; 3) Services provided and who qualifies; and 4) Technological developments like Roku and Apple TV.

  • Image from My Family: Understanding

    My Family: Understanding - 2010 - 2 minutes

    Viewers will explore the dynamics of family relationships through the eyes of children. Everything that can happen within a family is presented in various real-life situations. A boy explores his home with his eyes closed so he can understand how his father, who is blind, maneuvers in life every day.

  • Image from My Family: Working Together

    My Family: Working Together - 2010 - 2 minutes

    Viewers will explore the dynamics of family relationships through the eyes of children. Everything that can happen within a family is presented in various real-life situations. A grandmother discovers her granddaughter making a mess in the kitchen. She helps her granddaughter prepare a surprise. The girl's mother walks into a messy kitchen with a homemade birthday cake.

  • Image from My Family: Patience

    My Family: Patience - 2010 - 2 minutes

    Viewers will explore the dynamics of family relationships through the eyes of children. Everything that can happen within a family is presented in various real-life situations. It's bed time, and a young boy excitably waits for his dad to return home. Once home, dad needs a minute to rest before reading his son a bedtime story.

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