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Whether you're focused on national, state, or local elections, DCMP has accessible resources to support your classroom. These include dozens of described and captioned videos for all grade levels. We also have compiled sources of information concerning the "Help America Vote Act" and other resources of special interest to voters who are blind or deaf.
How to View DCMP Media on Roku
The Described and Captioned Media Program's Roku channel features fully accessible educational media designed for use in the classroom or at home. DCMP has the largest library of described and captioned educational media in the United States. This media is already available by free-loan DVD and online streaming. The addition of Roku as a distribution medium brings the content to televisions with an unprecedented ease of use.
From DCMP Help Center
The Hearing Impaired Learner with Special Needs
Written by Robert E. Stepp, Jr. for the Symposium on Research and Utilization of Educational Media for Teaching the Deaf, held on March 31 and April 1-2, 1981, at the Nebraska Center for Continuing Education in Lincoln. This paper applauds the formation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) which stipulates that special education and related services be specifically designed to meet the unique educational needs of a student with a disability. Suggests that variations on teaching methods should be incorporated into classroom instruction and that an assortment of teaching tools should be accessible to the teacher in accordance with a student's learning ability and level of interest. Three subtopics are areas of concern because of their implications to the education of the hearing impaired: (1) giftedness, (2) developmental disabilities, and (3) deaf-blindness. Also includes a list of symposium presenters.
about research, educators
Description Key - About the Key
Originally developed through a partnership between the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the Description Key began as recommendations, suggestions, and best practices culled from an extensive literature search and meta-analysis [PDF] in 2006.
From about description-key
Children who have a physical, sensory, or intellectual disability are at an increased risk of bullying due to stigma, negative traditional beliefs, and misunderstanding by other children. They face an increased risk of violence, teasing, and harassment.
about educators, parents
Television has long been used as a learning tool, and DCMP helps make television programs accessible to students who are deaf or blind. The U.S. Department of Education provides funding for DCMP and other Television Access grantees to add audio description to broadcast educational and informational (E/I) content. Additionally, content partners provide for DCMP's distribution of content to educators of young people with disabilities.
From Jason Stark
Answering the Call: Financial Education for Persons with Disabilities
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the government, various organizations, and businesses teamed together to focus on the areas of entrepreneurship and financial literacy. A new curriculum resulted which primes students with tools for making sound personal financial decisions and lays the foundation for successful entrepreneurship. While various reports and research data have shown that financial literacy and entrepreneurial education will benefit all students, there is an increased need for persons with disabilities to participate in appropriately designed curriculum.
From Jade Cox about educators
QuickClasses are facilitated, asynchronous, online classes for professionals working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low-vision, or deaf-blind. They are approved for RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) CEUs, ACVREP (Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals) credit, and general professional development credit. They are free to our members.
Interactive Transcripts for Captions and Description
DCMP videos include transcripts of the caption and description files. Interactive Transcripts scroll "live" as the video plays, with words highlighted in yellow as they are captioned or spoken so that students can follow along. Interactive Transcripts are accessible by screen readers.
From DCMP Help Center
All About DCMP Response Cards
Each time you view media, we ask that you provide valuable feedback by completing a Media Response. These responses are required, as the information collected helps to justify the need for the DCMP and maintains government support (which keeps the DCMP a free service).
From DCMP Help Center
Artrageous with Nate - The Importance of Accessible Video
Nate Heck is the creator and host of the Emmy award winning program Artrageous with Nate, which we're proud to bring to our members. Nate creates high-quality, engaging educational videos, and he and his team graciously partnered with DCMP to make them accessible to kids who are blind or deaf. Nate is passionate in his belief that all children have the potential for creativity, and has been called “the Bill Nye of the art world.”
about description, captioning