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This Day in History - December

DCMP has an accessible video for your students for every day of December, with topics ranging from Civil Rights to the Hubble Space Telescope. about history, topic-playlist

Value of DCMP Audio Description: A Producer's Perspective

Hilari Scarl explains how quality audio description enhanced her documentary. From Hilari Scarl about description, producers-and-distributors

LiL BADIE Contest

Movies, videos, and other forms of multimedia are integral to public, private, and special education curriculum. For young people who can't see or can't see well, audio description provides access to all the visual images of the movies that young people who are sighted enjoy. From about description, listening-is-learning

The DCMP at Fifty

Thank you for visiting our special commemorative “Golden Anniversary” section. We hope that you will explore, along with us, the DCMP’s rich history in educational media accessibility. Here you will find a brief but informative article chronicling the program’s history up to 2008, a detailed timeline highlighting the first fifty years of captioning and description, and a list of some of our favorite DCMP history-related articles from our Clearinghouse section. about description, captioning, dcmp, history

Captioning Timeline Highlights

Reviews major events in the history of captioning about captioning, consumers

DCMP: A Valued Resource

Looking around the classroom, Sarah wondered how she would meet the diverse needs of her students in teaching History. After reading their school records and talking with other teachers, she knew that four students came from families where English was a second language, but that many more lacked the background knowledge and vocabulary needed to comprehend her content; three students in the class had moderate to profound hearing loss; and one student had little vision. From Debbie Pfeiffer, Ed.D., CED about educators

Did You Know that Captioning for Television Started With the Captioned Films for the Deaf Program?

[Editor's note: Ms. McCann wrote this article in 2002. For a recent biography of the author, please refer to the end of this post.] From Jo Ann McCann about history, captioning, dcmp

Kentucky Teachers Know Captioned Media is Essential

Genny Lyman relates how Kentucky School for the Deaf teachers used captioned media From Genny Lyman about history, educators

Description Key - Resources

Offers an overview of description, how description can be used in the classroom, the progress of the Video Description Research and Development Center in the design of new description technologies, and special webinar resources. From about description-key

A Librarian's Viewpoint

[Editor's note: This article is archived. Some content may be outdated.] From Fran Miller about history, dcmp


The Big Apple--packed sidewalks, crowded subways, speeding taxis--millions of people racing in a million different directions, all at once. Getting around can be a physical and mental challenge even for the average person. Now close your eyes. This production is a documentary about friendship, love, adventure and discovery. It's an intimate portrait of two young blind New Yorkers who daily embrace this city. Jamil (26) and Tamesha (24) met in fourth grade. Aided by Jamil's guide dog, they demonstrate everyday courage in a city that often doesn't "see" them. The co-directors, Amy Sewell and Catherine Fenton Bernath, call this film a "visual poem, not a pamphlet" and refer to Stevie Wonder's words that "just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision." about educators

Description Key - Background

Adapted from the original "Background of The Description Key," written in 2008 by Kay Alicyn Ferrell and Mary Ann Siller, American Foundation for the Blind. From about description-key

DCMP on AC&E Education Talk Radio Podcast

DCMP's Cindy Camp visits the Education Talk Radio Podcast to discuss why the Described and Captioned Media Program exists, how it works, and why it is such a valuable resource to educators. Posted with permission from the American Consortium for Equity in Education (AC&E). From about dcmp, consumers

Women's History Month: Writing Women Back into History

Although women have been shaping human history since the dawn of civilization, the concept of Women's History Month has its roots firmly implanted in the date March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories protested untenable working conditions. As recently as the 1970s, the influence of women in history was a virtually nonexistent topic in public school curricula or even an element within general public consciousness and discourse. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women recognized "Women's History Week" during one week in March in 1978. In 1981 Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) cosponsored a joint Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women's History Week. In 1987 Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month. From Kelly Gorski about educators, history

Described and Captioned Media Program: Seventy Years of Progress

Bill Stark provides a timeline and brief narrative of DCMP’s historical development, beginning in 1946 with the spawning of an idea for how to caption a film. From Bill Stark about history, dcmp, captioning, description

Captioned Films for the Deaf: My Perspective

Len Novick, who served as project director of the Captioned Films for the Deaf (CFD) program from 1978-1985, offers his perspective on the history of CFD during his tenure. From Len Novick about history, dcmp, captioning

DCMP-ACB STEM Description Vocabulary Project for Early Learners Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired

    The Described and Captioned Media Program partnered with the American Council of the Blind (ACB) with the objective of enhancing the educational description guidelines, the Description Key, through results of a "STEM Description Vocabulary Project for Early Learners." This project involved assembling a group of educators, consisting of representatives from educational programs throughout the U.S., who compiled a list of words most commonly and consistently used as grade-level specific vocabulary. From about description, research, blindness, description-key

Un padrino to Captioned Films for the Deaf: A Tribute to Gilbert L. Delgado

The first Hispanic superintendent of a state school for the deaf, Gil Delgado has been called un padrino—a godfather—to children and adults who are Hispanic or deaf or both. Spending all his work life in education of deaf children and adults, he was a mentor to many, and a national leader not only in education, but also in captioning and telecommunications. From Bill Stark about history, dcmp