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Submit Your Educational Media and Become a DCMP Accessible Content Partner

Because of COVID-19, we’ve all begun using educational media that support remote learning. Educators are seeking online content, and many are creating their own. Content that is accessible to students who are deaf and blind is difficult to find.

Have you created educational content and want to make sure it is accessible? The Described and Captioned Media Program is currently accepting submissions for media that is appropriate for families and educators with K-12 students who are deaf or blind. Whether it’s remote learning content, health and safety information, YouTube creator content, ASL videos, or something else, we’d like to help. This includes high-quality, educator-created remote learning resources in any curricular area.

Partnership Benefits

Submissions will be evaluated by DCMP. If selected, your content will be made accessible by adding captions and description, at no cost to you. In return, we ask for permission to distribute it on our secure and accessible content delivery platform on a non-exclusive basis. You will be contacted by DCMP to discuss usage rights and other details. All forms of media may be submitted. Content should not be state- or region-specific.

Types of Media to Submit

Here are examples of types of media you may submit. We are open to content that is not listed below, so feel free to submit other or multiple types of media.

  • High-quality remote learning resources
  • Educational videos
  • Health and safety information
  • YouTube creator content
  • ASL videos (PSAs, instructional, etc.)
  • Educator-created resources
  • General resources
  • COVID-19-related topics
  • Webinars/Trainings

Examples of Content

Lab equipment in background with illustration of DNA strand, question marks, and an arrow pointing to the horn on a unicorn. Caption: We'd want to know what parts of the genome make the horn.
#askMIT
Episode 2
2 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Students work on laptop computers at their desks in a classroom setting. A teacher stands nearby using sign language. Text on image reads, "Procedures in written English."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 3
3 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
4 framed portrait photos of Role Models, Crystal Melero, Robina Rayamajhi, Blake Lindsay, and Beth Jones.
Getting a Job! for Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Episode
0 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 13+
Closeup of a small group of children surrounding a pyramid of blue plastic cups. They hold strings that are wrapped around the cups. Caption. Forward, forward, forward.
Social Skills Cinema
Episode 4
6 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 6
Line graph titled, "Exponential Growth, Covid-19." Y axis reads, "Cases open parentheses Outside of China close parentheses" and X axis reads, "Feb twelfth" at left and "March fifteenth" at right. Pink dots gradually curve upward from left to right where they're labeled "X, 1 point 4."
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 6
7 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman is signing in front of a 2-page view of a storybook illustration of a red tow truck driving in the snow. Story text appears on screen.
3 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
An illustration depicts migration from Earth to Mars.
Space Colonies
Episode 3
53 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Teenage girl faces camera with concerned expression. She sits in a newsroom with screens lit up in the background. Title bar with Teen Kids News logo reads, "Veronique."
Teen Kids News
Episode 1731
21 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The Amoeba sisters present the heading, prokaryotic versus eukaryotic cells, with a D N A strand extending from left to right, below it.
The Amoeba Sisters
Episode
6 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
People inside the magic school bus with a giant fish opening its mouth to swallow them visible through the window outside. Caption: And what eats little fish, like anchovies?
The Magic School Bus
Season 1 / Ep 104
25 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Blurred film still of 3 men in period costumes holding rifles as they walk in a line through tall grass.
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
Episode 2
1 hours 18 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman with dark hair wearing a gray shirt stand at a podium in front of an illuminated blue and purple background. She holds a pen in her right hand while looking down at a screen in front of her.
Welcome to Algebra I
Episode 1
30 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

DCMP provides both freely-available media and member-only content as distribution options for content creators. Families and educators with an early learner through Grade 12 student who is deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind qualify for free membership. DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and there are no costs associated with any of our services.

Submit Your Content

To submit your content, please fill out the form below. You or your organization must possess the legal rights to the submitted content. Thank you!

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