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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

#askMIT
Episode 2
2 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 3
4 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Social Skills Cinema
Episode 4
6 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 6
Getting a Job! for Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Episode
0 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 13+
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 6
8 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
3 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Space Colonies
Episode 3
54 minutes
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Teen Kids News
Episode 1731
21 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Recently Added
The Amoeba Sisters
Episode
6 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The Magic School Bus
Season 1 / Ep 104
25 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Recently Added
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
Episode 2
1 hour 19 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Welcome to Algebra I
Episode 1
31 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12

DCMP provides both Open Educator Resource (OER) media that is openly available, 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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