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  • 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.

  • A young black woman walks down a city street.

    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

  • Image from Autonomous Helicopters

    Autonomous Helicopters - 2009 - 6 minutes

    Claire Tomlin is pushing the envelope of aerospace design by building a new class of autonomous helicopters, with support from the National Science Foundation. These aircraft don’t need a pilot steering them remotely because they navigate themselves. Tomlin believes these helicopters will have applications in the military, civilian search and rescue, and many more venues.

  • Image from Japanese Quake Test

    Japanese Quake Test - 2009 - 5 minutes

    Claire Tomlin is pushing the envelope of aerospace design by building a new class of autonomous helicopters, with support from the National Science Foundation. These aircraft don’t need a pilot steering them remotely because they navigate themselves. Tomlin believes these helicopters will have applications in the military, civilian search and rescue, and many more venues.

  • Image from Universe Quest

    Universe Quest - 2009 - 6 minutes

    Carl Pennypacker at UC Berkeley runs Universe Quest, a summer program supported by the National Science Foundation to engage girls in science exploration. Some of the summer activities include: looking through a world-class telescope, going out to the beach to measure tides, and designing online games.

  • Image from Neon Cancer Detector

    Neon Cancer Detector - 2009 - 6 minutes

    Professor Michael Sailor hopes to dramatically change how cancer is being treated. With support from the National Science Foundation, he is on a quest to create nanoparticles that travel the bloodstream, latch onto cancers in their earliest stages, and destroy them.

  • Image from Sunspots Revealed

    Sunspots Revealed - 2009 - 5 minutes

    Sunspots have fascinated sky gazers through the ages. Now state-of-the art telescopes combined with the muscle of a supercomputer called “Bluefire” are allowing scientists to accurately model these mysterious structures, and unlock their secrets. Michael Knoelker and Matthias Rempel are solar scientists working at the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, known as NCAR, in Boulder, Colorado. With support from the National Science Foundation, their study of sunspots is critical to the understanding of how stars, like the sun, produce magnetic fields which is still one of the big unanswered questions in stellar astrophysics.

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