How to View DCMP Media on Roku
The Described and Captioned Media Program's Roku channel features fully accessible educational media designed for use in the classroom or at home. The Described and Captioned Media Program has the largest library of described and captioned educational media in the United States. This media is already available by free-loan DVD and streaming to desktop and mobile devices. The addition of Roku as a distribution medium brings the content to televisions with an unprecedented ease of use.
The Roku player is already used in over 5 million homes to deliver streaming content to televisions from services such Netflix, Hulu, NASA, PBS and Amazon. All DCMP offerings currently available via streaming are available on Roku. To learn more about the Roku device, visit: http://www.roku.com/meet-roku.
To use the new DCMP Roku channel, you will need:
- Any model Roku device (starting at $49, to purchase a Roku visit: www.roku.com).
- A broadband Internet connection that delivers at least 1.5 Mbps. (Almost all schools will have a connection that meets this requirement, as do most homes with DSL or cable Internet service.)
- To connect your Roku device to the Internet via Wi-Fi or with an Ethernet cable.
- A free DCMP account with streaming privileges. (Teachers, other professionals, and family members whose use benefits students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind qualify for DCMP services. There are no user registration or service fees.)
The Described and Captioned Media Program provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. There are no user registration or service fees.
Follow these instructions for setting up a new Roku and installing the DCMP channel.