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DCMP News & Announcements

  • Parents Choice

    Parents’ Choice” Award-Winning Television Programming

    Quality television programs have been made accessible through DCMP, and through recipients of five Department of Education (ED) funded television access grants. Programming from one company, Litton Entertainment, has consistently been recognized by Parents’ Choice Children’s Media and Toy Reviews for quality programming. Bridge Multimedia provides description for Litton through the access grants, and titles from the following 2016 award-winning series are being distributed by DCMP: Game Changers; Peg + Cat; The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca; Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown; Lucky Dog; Ocean Mysteries; Sea Rescue; and lots more.

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    Black History Month: Hallowed Grounds

    The theme for Black History Month in 2016 is: “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.” The imprint of Americans of African descent is deeply embedded in the narrative of the American past. DCMP has great described and captioned media resources to aid in your study.

    Parents and teachers with children who are deaf or hard of hearing should also not miss the just-updated DCMP article Black Deaf Culture Through the Lens of Black Deaf History by Benro Ogunyipeon on behalf of the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA). The NBDA is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans, at the forefront of efforts for civil rights and equal access to education and employment.

  • National Court Reporting and Captioning Week: Feb. 14-20

    National Court Reporting and Captioning Week

    The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) indicates that court reporting and captioning careers “…offer both flexibility and significant income potential. Court reporters and captioners are able to begin a career without a traditional four-year college degree, and these highly trained professionals experience the continuous professional growth associated with an in-demand career.” To help celebrate the week, the NCRA has made available numerous resources, including these for schools. Related DCMP resources for advanced students include: 1) the Captioning Key “how to” captioning guidelines; 2) the historical 1979 video interview with the “Father of Closed Captioning” and its accompanying resource guide.

New Media Releases

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    Fair Trade - 2011 - 2 minutes

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    Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. In this clip, food experts reveal how fair trade certified foods ensure proper economic development for all food producers. Part of the Nourish Short Films Series.

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    Tongue Driver - 2009 - 5 minutes

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    With funding from the National Science Foundation, Maysan Ghovanloo at Georgia Tech designs technology that allows disabled people to control everything - from wheelchairs to computers - with their tongue. Jason DiSanto, who is paralyzed from the neck down, is testing the tongue controller by navigating his wheelchair around a small course.

  • Image from Scientists & Engineers On Sofas (And Other Furnishings): Solving Crimes With DNA

    Scientists & Engineers On Sofas (And Other Furnishings): Solving Crimes With DNA - 2014 - 8 minutes

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    Scientist Bruce Jackson traces ancestry and solves crimes with the powerful tool DNA. Part of the Scientists and Engineers On Sofas Series.

  • Image from Scientists & Engineers On Sofas (And Other Furnishings): Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words?

    Scientists & Engineers On Sofas (And Other Furnishings): Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words? - 2014 - 9 minutes

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    Why do we gesture? What role do simple hand movements play in some of the most fundamental aspects of language? Susan Goldin-Meadow has dedicated her career to asking, and answering, those big questions. In her lab at the University of Chicago, she studies gesture’s role in cognition, development, and the acquisition of verbal language. Part of the Scientists and Engineers On Sofas Series.

  • Image from Fast Draw: Healing Power

    Fast Draw: Healing Power - 2011 - 4 minutes

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    Stuart Rowan, a professor at Case Western Reserve University, has created polymers that are able to self-heal when heat is applied using a special light. Part of the Fast Draw Series.

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