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Equal Access in the Classroom

12 minutes 37 seconds

Now Playing As: Captioned and Described (English)

Every student deserves equal access to learning opportunities. Giving description and captioning options to students with broad differences in their ability to see and hear makes educational media accessible to them. Provides examples of description and captioning; provides teacher testimony supporting the need for these accessibility options in educational media; and reviews the services provided by the DCMP, including the free-loan library of accessible media. (This title can be viewed online at any time by anyone at

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Framed image of a woman hugging a black lab while petting his cheek. From the title card below her image, she is Crystal Melero, Statewide Services Coordinator for Children Who are Blind or Have Low Vision. Text nearby reads, "Getting a Job."
Getting a Job! for Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired
Episode 1
6 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Still image from: Access: Description Module (Student Version)
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Wide shot looking down a New York City street at dusk. Caption. My ears are my eyes.
34 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Closeup of a woman's hands reading braille.
8 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Group of 4 kids work on a collaborative activity in a classroom setting while a teacher stands by to observe. Text on image reads, "Problem Solve Collaboratively."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 5
3 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Teenagers sit in a classroom looking up at a lesson projected on a screen. Text on image reads, "Students Divide into their Groups."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 2
3 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
2 children seated at a shared desk in a classroom setting look up at a teacher using sign language. Text on image reads, "Support Discussion."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 8
3 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Blind child uses a guide to read braille as a woman seated nearby reaches out a hand to touch the tablet in front of him. Text on image reads, "Braille User." Caption. Let's put an "S" in front, what word is that.
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 6
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
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 -
Group of young children in a classroom setting, a few seated on the floor raising a hand at the teacher in the front of the classroom, another wearing headphones and standing close to the front screen. Text on image reads, "Justify Answer."
FSDB Pineapple PD
Episode 9
3 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

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    Anonymous (Ruther Glen, VA)
    December 4th, 2016 at 07:53 PM

    This video is a great resource for teachers who will have students in their classroom with any kind of disability. It highlighted the importance of having any media accessible to all students.