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Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) Contest
The American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are co-sponsoring an exciting contest and chance to win prizes for blind and visually impaired young people, in four categories from ages 7 to 21: the Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) contest.
DCMP's Keys to Access
DCMP Director Jason Stark discusses the need, mandate, and quality standards for accessible educational media.
Earth Day and March for Science - April 22
Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in, first held on April 22, 1970. Activities for Earth Day, and often for the whole week, focus on the environmental issues that the world faces. These issues include extreme weather, rising sea levels, and altered ecosystems due to increased levels of CO2 in...Read Moreabout educators
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Hearing and vision screening for very young children can be difficult to diagnose when the child also has autism. It is possible for a child to have a significant visual impairment and autism, or a hearing loss and autism. Up to 40% of children with hearing loss having an additional disability.about educators, parents