DCMP utilizes several mediums for promoting our free-loan program and all of the free materials, information, and services that come with it.
We have a variety of print materials and Internet materials that can be used to promote the DCMP. We also have Public Service Announcements available and will soon have several promotional clips available for download and sharing/broadcast.
Promotions for the Web
The DCMP Web site is the heart of the DCMP operation, the primary avenue of member interaction, and our primary means of promotion. It is vital that consumers be attracted to it. Assistance offered to Web site administrators is geared toward DCMP’s achieving high rankings in search engine results and also in aiding our partners in meeting common goals.
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Described and Captioned Media Program
Offers free on-demand described and captioned educational media and provides a learning center of information related to educational media access. www.dcmp.org
The Described and Captioned Media Program provides services to benefit students (early learning through Grade 12) who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Available to schools and families are a free on-demand collection of described and captioned educational media and information related to accessible media. U.S. Department of Education–funded.
The Described and Captioned Media Program provides services to benefit students (early learning through Grade 12) who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. These services include (1) a collection of free on-demand described and captioned educational media, (2) a learning center of information related to educational media access, (3) a gateway to Internet resources related to accessibility, and (4) a technology center for the development of tools to enhance the creation and delivery of accessible educational media.
The Described and Captioned Media Program provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students (early learning through Grade 12) who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. These services include (1) a collection of free on-demand described and captioned educational media, (2) a learning center of information related to educational media access, (3) a gateway to Internet resources related to accessibility, and (4) a technology center for the development of tools to enhance the creation and delivery of accessible educational media. There are no user registration or service fees. The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.Back to top
The following images are the official DCMP Logos, which can be used along with a link to our Web site or for other promotional purposes. Right-click on the images or links to save them to your computer or Web server. Please do not link to images on the DCMP server, as this creates a considerable demand on our limited bandwidth.
If you have any questions about the use of these graphics, please e-mail our Communications Services Specialist.
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Promotions for Print
You can help promote accessible media in the classroom with DCMP’s free promotional brochures, flyers and posters.
To order the DCMP Tri-fold brochure in English or Spanish, click here. To request Low Vision, Large Print, or Braille brochures from the DCMP, please contact our Communication Services Specialist. To print a brochure using your home or office printer, click the links below for a printable PDF.
To view these items, you must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. This free program can be downloaded by clicking on this button:
- DCMP Tri-fold Brochure: A two-sided tri-fold brochure providing an overview of the DCMP services. This printable design has page margins added to the layout for more universal printing capability. It is intended for two-sided printing on 8 1/2” x 11” paper. Capabilities of home and office printers will vary. Persons may also contact the DCMP and request that copies be mailed. NOTE: Those desiring a screen reader compatible version should refer to “DCMP Flyer.”
- DCMP Low Vision Brochure: A two-sided tri-fold brochure providing an overview of DCMP services. This printable design has been created for people with low vision. It is intended for two-sided printing on 11” x 17” paper. Capabilities of home and office printers will vary. Persons may also contact the DCMP and request that copies be mailed. NOTE: Those desiring a document with no color or graphics should refer to the “DCMP Large Print Brochure.”
- DCMP Large Print Brochure: A large print text version of the DCMP brochure that provides an overview of the DCMP services. This document contains no color or graphics and is presented in large text. NOTE: A braille-ready document and/or braille embossed copies will be made available upon request. Those desiring a low vision version of the brochure with color and graphics should refer to the “DCMP Low Vision Brochure.”
- DCMP Brochure — Text Version for Braille Embossing: A version of the DCMP brochure that provides an overview of DCMP services. This document is a Word file, and it has been formatted for proper translation using braille translation software (such as Duxbury).
The following marketing flyers have been created for you to use at schools, conferences, meetings, in-service training sessions, and during other events to promote accessible media. You may view and print these flyers from the links below. To request flyers from the DCMP, please contact our Communications Services Specialist.
To view these flyers, you must have a PDF reader program installed on your computer. Click on one of the following images to download a suitable free application:
#302 “DCMP’S READ CAPTIONS ACROSS AMERICA”
Promotes DCMP’s Read Captions Across America event.
#301 “ABOUT THE DCMP”
Highlights the various services offered by the DCMP.
#188 “A Message for Teachers”
This flyer explains the essential ways DCMP can help teachers of the deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired.
#187 “A Message for Parents #2”
With parent's help, DCMP accessible media can be used to help students extend learning skills at home.
#186 “A Summertime Message for Parents”
A flyer for teachers to send home to parents with information about the DCMP.
#185 “Travel the World with the DCMP”
Whether it's a family trip or Social Studies class, the DCMP has your passport to accessible media. Highlights titles about various geographic locations.
#184 “ACCESSIBLE MEDIA FOR YOUR WINTER CELEBRATIONS”
Our accessible videos are as unique as snowflakes!
#183 “HELP YOUR EARLY LEARNERS GROW! WITH DCMP ACCESSIBLE MEDIA”
Highlights described and captioned educational media for early learners.
#182 “DCMP ON YOUTUBE”
The DCMP YouTube channel offers information about deaf history, captioning and sign language training, plus great classic movies...
#181 “DCMP CLASSIC MOVIES”
Find captioned classic movies on the DCMP YouTube channel.
#180 “SUMMER READING”
Resources for developing a summer reading program.
#179 “GROWING TIME”
Accessible resources for gardening, ecology, conservation and more.
#178 “HEALTH AND AGING: GOOD HEALTH ADDS LIFE TO YEARS”
Information on nutrition, fitness, aging and retirement.
#177 “FIVE KEY REASONS TO USE THE DESCRIBED AND CAPTIONED MEDIA PROGRAM”
Five key reasons to use the Described and Captioned Media Program.
#176 “AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE TRAINING PRESENTED IN SPANISH”
Information about American Sign Language Training Presented in Spanish.
#175 “NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH”
Information about Native American Heritage Month.
#174 “STOP BULLYING”
Information about bullying and how to stop it.
#173 “COMMEMORATE DEAF-BLIND WOMEN”
Commemorates the achievements of deaf-blind women.
#172 “COMMEMORATE BLIND AND LOW VISION WOMEN”
Commemorates the achievements of blind and low vision women.
#171 “COMMEMORATE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING WOMEN”
Commemorates the achievements of deaf and hard of hearing women.
#170 “JANUARY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES”
Lists January Holidays and Observances of which you might not have heard.
#169 “RING IN THE NEW YEAR”
Lists new media additions to the DCMP collection to help Ring in the New Year.
#168 “CELEBRATE EXPLORATION”
Promotes the DCMP's collection of media items that Celebrate Exploration.
#167 “VOCABULARY BUILDERS IN SIGN LANGUAGE”
Promotes the DCMP's collection of Vocabulary Builders in Sign Language.
#166 “ADA’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY”
Promotes American's with Disabilities Act 20th Anniversary.
#165 “FAMILY & PARENTING”
Lists titles from DCMP’s collection on Family and Parenting.
#164 “A STRESSLESS YOU”
Lists titles from DCMP’s collection on stress management.
#163 “DEAF HISTORY”
Lists titles from the DCMP’s collection related to deaf history.
#162 “SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS”
Lists recent business-related titles added as part of the DCMP’s Emerging Technologies partnership with CaptionMax.
#161 “VISUALIZING CELL PROCESSES”
Lists titles in a recent biology series provided through the Emerging Technologies partnership with CaptionMax.
#160 “WATCH ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?”
Promotes recent children’s literature additions to the DCMP collection.
#159 “WINTER HOLIDAYS”
Lists Christmas-, Hanukkah-, Kwanzaa-, and Lunar New Year-related titles available from the DCMP.
#158 “CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION”
Lists resources available from the DCMP about child abuse and neglect prevention.
#157 “THANKFUL FOR DIVERSITY”
Lists titles from the DCMP collection that focus on diversity and acceptance.
#156 “ACCESSIBLE SHAKESPEARE”
Provides information about the variety of Shakespeare titles in the DCMP collection.
#155 “JOHAN, THE YOUNG SCIENTIST SERIES”
Lists the episodes in the animated series Johan, the Young Scientist.
#154 “CAREER SKILLS DECLASSIFIED”
Highlights titles from the Real Life 101 career development series.
#153 “ASL INTERPRETERS”
Highlights titles from the Signs of Development series for interpreters.
#152 “ACCESSIBLE CHILDREN’S LITERATURE VIDEOS”
Suggests some popular children’s literature titles from the DCMP.
#151 “HONOR AMERICA’S NATIONAL HEROES”
Includes a list of DCMP titles suitable for observing Memorial Day.
#150 “FOCUS ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES”
Spotlights the DCMP’s titles about disease prevention.
#148 “COMMEMORATE WOMEN’S HISTORY WITH ACCESSIBLE MEDIA”
Provides suggested DCMP media titles for celebrating women’s history.
#147 “AN ACCESSIBLE LOOK AT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY”
Lists several Presidency-related DCMP titles.
#146 “DECEMBER HOLIDAYS YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD OF”
Provides information about lesser-known December observances along with suggested DCMP media.
#145 “CAST YOUR BALLOT FOR EQUAL ACCESS”
Highlights several civics/government-related DCMP titles.
#144 “DEAF CULTURE”
Provides a listing of some of the DCMP’s titles related to Deaf culture.
#143 “AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE”
Provides a listing of some of the DCMP’s titles related to ASL.
#142 “THE LIVING OCEANS”
Introduces the 9-part Living Oceans series.
#139 “CHILDREN’S CLASSICS”
Overviews "Harry the Dirty Dog," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," and "Chrysanthemum"
#138 “SPRING INTO ACCESSIBILITY”
Highlights DCMP titles with Spring-related themes and subject areas.
#137 “THE AFRICANS”
Overviews The Africans, a 9-part look into the soul of modern Africa.
#136 “THANKFUL FOR HEALTH”
Promotes The Living Body series, among the first available to DCMP members with both description and captions.
#135 “FILL UP ON CAPTIONED MEDIA”
Highlights Thanksgiving-themed captioned media available through the DCMP.
#134 “CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH DESCRIBED AND CAPTIONED MEDIA”
Promotes the Emerging Technologies partnership with CaptionMax using a Halloween theme.
#114 “FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH”
Information about African-American History titles available from the DCMP.
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You can order any of these glossy 18” X 24” posters at no cost by clicking here. If you would like to order the entire promotional kit for our Read Captions Across America or Listening is Learning events, please visit our Special Events page.
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Public Service Announcements and Promotional Clips
The purpose of the following public service announcements is to promote the various services provided by the DCMP. These messages may be posted on the Web or broadcast on TV or radio to help spread the word about equal access. If you have any questions regarding the use of these materials, or about linking to them from your organization's Web site, please contact our Communications Services Specialist.
Audio PSA (Length: 32 seconds)
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Audio PSA Script:
If you are a parent, educator, or professional working with students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind, here's some great news! The nonprofit Described and Captioned Media Program provides accessible educational media via Internet streaming and on DVD. No postage costs apply. Call us toll-free at 1-800-237-6213 or visit us online at www.dcmp.org. The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.
Video PSA (Length: 1:31)
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Video PSA Script:
If you are a parent, educator, or professional working with students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind, here's some great news! The Described and Captioned Media Program provides thousands of accessible media titles you can view via Internet streaming or borrow on DVD--and we'll even pay for the postage. The accessible educational media in this collection makes it possible for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind to understand and learn from audio-visual media.
Call us toll-free at 1-800-237-6213, or visit us online at www.dcmp.org. You can also register and make your selections online. It's that easy, and it's all free! The nonprofit Described and Captioned Media Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.
Accessible media is a great tool for the classroom. Tell a family member or education professional about the Described and Captioned Media Program today. Bookmark www.dcmp.org, or call us at 1-800-237-6213.
Teacher Testimonial (Length: 60 seconds)
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Teacher Testimonial Script:
DCMP is an invaluable tool in my classroom. Most people think of history as a boring subject, but I think of it as something living, and moving, and continuous, and using captioned media helps me convey that to my kids. A lot of times we're studying the Civil War, World War I , and World War II, and they can't relate to that. But once you give them that visual picture—that visual effect—then they get it, and it's just invaluable.
If you are a teacher or a family member of a student who is blind, deaf, or deaf-blind, call the DCMP today at 1-800-237-6213 or visit our Web site at www.dcmp.org.
Equal Access in the Classroom
DCMP has launched a brand new training tool called Equal Access in the Classroom that is available from the Equal Access section of DCMP.org. There, you can watch (and download) the entire Equal Access in the Classroom production and see clips demonstrating description and captioning.
Read Captions Across America
This PSA entitled “Captions Help Children Learn To Read” was produced and captioned by Aberdeen Captioning. Reading captions benefits almost everyone! During family TV time, turn on the captions and see the difference it makes in your child's reading and comprehension. The next time you rent a DVD, turn on the subtitles in Spanish or French. You’ll be amazed at what you can learn! Many people associate captioning only with persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. It’s true that these millions of Americans depend on captions for news and entertainment, but the benefits of captioning extend far beyond.
Full-Length PSA (Length: 1:30)
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30-Second Spot (Length: 30 seconds)
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