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Families and school personnel (including those in training) who have at least one student with a disability can sign up for free membership.
Standards-aligned videos with high-quality captions and audio description.
Create lessons and assign videos to managed Student Accounts.
Educator and sign language training videos for school personnel and families.
Find resources for providing equal access in the classroom, making
media accessible, and maximizing your use of DCMP's free services.
DCMP's Learning Center provides hundreds of articles on topics such as remote learning, transition, blindness, ASL, topic playlists, and topics for parents.
DCMP offers the only guidelines developed for captioning and describing educational media, the Captioning Key and Description Key, used worldwide.
Find answers for your questions, including how to apply, locating media, settings for captions, audio description, and ASL, and creating Student Accounts. Help Center
DCMP offers several online courses, including many that offer RID and ACVREP credit. Courses for students are also available.
Asynchronous, online classes for professionals working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, or deaf-blind.
For interpreters, audio describers, parents, and educators working with students who are deaf or blind. Full membership is required for most.
Modules are selfpaced, online trainings designed for professionals, open to eLearners and full members.
These self-paced online learning modules cover the topics of transition, note taking, and learning about audio description.
DCMP can add captions, audio description, and sign language interpretation to your educational videos and E/I programming.
Captions are essential for deaf and hard of hearing viewers, and audio description makes visual content
accessible for the blind and visually impaired.
DCMP can ensure that your content is always accessible and always available to children
with disabilities through our secure streaming platforms.
DCMP partners with top creators and distributors of educational content. Take a look
The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic
achievement of students with disabilities. We partner with top educational
and television content creators and distributors to make media accessible and available
to these students.
Listening is Learning is a joint initiative of the Described and Captioned Media Program and the American Council of the Blind with the purpose of raising awareness about the educational benefits of listening to description.
This is just the beginning of Listening is Learning! For now, you can access up-to-date LIL information and interact with LIL from the following sources:
The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.
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The DCMP provides free access to thousands of captioned and described educational videos to registered members who work with K–12 students with vision or hearing loss.
The Description Key for Educational Media serves as a blueprint for anyone looking to make video accessible for students with vision loss.
Funding provided by the Department of Education
Administered by the National Association of the Deaf