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DCMP Resources for Attendees of AER 2022

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Welcome to DCMP! If you arrived here from attending the OSEP presentation at the 2022 AER Biennial International Conference, we invite you to spend some time exploring our accessible educational resources.

DCMP has many resources for professionals who work with students how are blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. They include thousands of educational videos with audio description, videos for teacher training and parent training, Continuing Education classes, workshops and modules with ACVREP credit, and modules for students.

There are no charges for any of our services. DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services.

Educational Videos and Blind Life Topics

A young girl wearing glasses uses a refreshable braille device.

DCMP has thousands of videos covering many subjects. You can search using key words or click the "Browse" button in the header section of this website. Videos specific to blindness can be found in the "Blind Life" category.

Teachers can create and manage Student Accounts and Classes (groups) to assign videos and lessons to students and to encourage independent learning. Students only have access to the videos that you give them permission to view.

Clips and Lessons allow you to select portions of DCMP videos, create clips, and then use those clips as stand-alone videos or as part of a Lesson. A Lesson can include clips, full videos, quizzes, text, and user-submitted files. Learn more about Clips and Lessons.

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We've curated the lists below for getting started in exploring DCMP's accessible resources:

Accessible Videos for Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Closeup of a woman's hands reading braille.
8 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: Early Childhood: Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Learning
Early Childhood
Episode 2
9 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Boy sits and looks at an open book in a library setting. Another boy leans over him and a woman stands behind him. A girl sits next to him with an open book as she looks toward him. Caption. Yeah, dude. Hannah confused me.
Social Skills Cinema
Episode 6
2 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 8
Child sits across from a teacher in a classroom setting. The child holds her hands up like she's measuring something. Text on image reads, "Student Think-Aloud."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 10
3 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Framed image of a woman smiling at camera in an outdoor setting. Title card identifies her as Crystal Melero, Statewide Services Coordinator for Children Who are Blind or Have Low Vision. Text nearby, "Soft Skills and Hard Skills."
Getting a Job! for Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Episode 22
4 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Senior woman wearing a white sweater and sunglasses demonstrates how to load paper into a blue Perkins Brailler.
5 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Smiling young woman looks off camera. Text over image reads, "Bingo!" with a check mark below. Caption. Selena comes in with a smile.
Social Skills Cinema
Episode 10
3 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Low shot of a person holding a baby resting in a handheld carrier. Caption. Jen as narrator. Look at who is coming home for the first time!
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 7
5 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Orientation & Mobility Skill Refresher Series: How to Fold a Folding White Cane
Orientation & Mobility Skill Refresher Series
Episode 6
2 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: Orientation & Mobility Skill Refresher Series: Introduction
Orientation & Mobility Skill Refresher Series
Episode 1
1 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
White C, G, I puppy smiles as it walks across a fenced walkway. A park and some construction barriers appear in the background.
4 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: Redefining Special Education and Student Support for Today's Teacher: A Culture of Inclusion
Redefining Special Education and Student Support for Today's Teacher
Episode 1
16 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Still image from: Tom Scott Plus Lucy Edwards: Flying Blind
19 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

Accessible General Education Videos

Aerial view of sprawling red rock formations. Caption. Resting between the Rocky Mountains on the east.
A History Of American Indian Achievement
Season 0 / Ep 3
28 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of senior man in colonial costume with tricorn hat. Caption. They raid the milita's arms stash.
America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 1
43 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man with mouth open and left palm facing camera sits beside graphic inset of a lined spiral notebook that reads, "A, P English Exam." Caption. What are the nuts and bolts.
53 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Bright green leaf and stem of a plant. Caption: During photosynthesis, energy from the sun,
20 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Cyberchase cartoon. Hacker gestures out to his left in a garage or entrance area towards a giant spherical machine. Caption. Soon, Plantasaurus will help me take over all of Cyberspace.
Cyberchase
Season 11 / Ep 4
28 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Recently Added
Still image from: Famous Authors: The Life and Work of Walter Scott
Famous Authors
Episode 18
39 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: Global English: Lesson 1
Global English
Episode 1
20 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 8
Illustration of a four-legged animal standing in shallow water on top of a layer of rock. Caption: Many things must happen for an animal to be fossilized.
Great Transitions
Episode 1
17 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of man in glasses looking up at camera as he wipes his hands with a paper towel next to kitchen sink.
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 8 / Ep 7
13 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: Read Out Loud: Ame Dyckman Reads "Wolfie the Bunny"
Read Out Loud
Episode 40
4 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Five people dancing and singing. Caption: It's a marvelous night for a moon dance
Space School Musical
Episode 3
2 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Person getting a haircut. Spanish captions.
16 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: K - 4
Still image from: The Little Butterfly That Could
10 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
People on the magic school bus wearing rain hats. Caption: Ahh. The sweet smell of swamp gas.
The Magic School Bus
Season 4 / Ep 405
25 minutes 54 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
Two red orange planets in space. Caption: coalesced to shape our moon.
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 6
44 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Picture of Jupiter with muscular arms. Caption: Jupiter has a very strong magnetic field--
Why With Nye
Episode 7
1 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Second Chance Pets: Old Dogs, New Tricks
Xploration Second Chance Pets
Season 1 / Ep 6
22 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: You're the Boss: Financing, Branding, and Regulations
You're the Boss
Episode 2
26 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

Continuing Education

DCMP offers free QuickClasses, workshops, and modules.

Workshops

The following workshops have been approved for ACVREP credit:

  • Raising a Visually Impaired Child (Series)
  • Social Skills Cinema (Series)
  • FSDB Pineapple Professional Development (Series)
  • Let's Describe
  • Describamos

QuickClasses

QuickClasses are facilitated, asynchronous, online classes for professionals working with students who are blind, low-vision, or deaf-blind. They are approved for ACVREP credit.

  • Using Accessible Media in the Classroom with Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Classroom Technology and Accessible Media

Modules

DCMP offers a variety of free, online training modules on various topics. These online modules are self-paced and available 24/7. A module can be completed all at once or over multiple sessions. The system will remember where you left off and allow you to return at a later date.

  • Getting a Job! for Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Sight-Reading Braille
  • Access: Description (Teacher/Parent Edition)
  • Access: Description (Student Edition)

New Module: Access: Working with Students who are Blind or Have Low Vision

Access: Working with Students who are Blind or Have Low Vision is a straightforward and informative introduction to the nature of vision loss and its implications for learning in the general educational settings and extended core curriculum. The course also provides basic information about accommodations, service strategies, community programming.

While designed for K-12 educators and staff who work with students who are blind or have low vision, anyone who works with these individuals—postsecondary faculty, rehabilitation counselors, and employment specialists, for example—will find the course useful.

Click here to be notified when the module becomes available, or to request more general information about DCMP.



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