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Recognize and Reinforce Social Skills Programming

Do you see your students or child having a conversation on a variety of topics, understanding how to participate in a group, walking in the hallways of school talking and laughing with others, or participating in enrichment activities after school with friends? Maybe you do, but most often teachers and parents say children with visual impairments are not ready for most social situations. Lack of vision may affect the ability to model others’ social behaviors and the use of incidental learning for many common social skills. From Mary Ann Siller about educators

Back to School with DCMP...For Parents!

Pencils ready! Depending on what kind of summer you have had, it is with a sigh of relief (or a groan) that the school year begins anew. So, in preparation for all those school supplies and sleepy eyes–it's quiz time–but this one's for you, parents. What is the name of the high-quality media service geared specifically toward improving the educational experience of your deaf and hard of hearing children? Another hint–it is also convenient, informative, and free! From Staci Bechard about parents

DCMP: A Valuable Media Resource for Educators and Parents

We're excited to share with you a free educational resource for students with disabilities: The Described and Captioned Media Program. about educators, asl-interpreters, parents

Intentional Teaching with Accessible Media

As educators, we are driven by local, state, and national mandates, but we really only have one goal: to be an effective teacher that positively impacts student learning. Then comes the question: How do we accomplish our goal? Well from an instructional standpoint, we develop our unit plans, curriculum maps, weekly and daily lessons, and do not forget the reading of the curriculum or standard course of study all while keeping instruction innovative in order to maintain student interest. We become deliberate and intentional about our approach to teaching through the integrated use of technology and media. From Jade Cox about educators

Captioning Key - About the Key

The first captioning of films in America occurred in 1951, three decades before the advent of closed captioning on broadcast television. It was performed by Captioned Films for the Deaf (CFD), the ancestor of DCMP, which became federally funded in 1958. Guidelines were developed at CFD to assist teams of teachers and deaf persons who wrote captions for many years, first for films and then later for videos. From about captioning-key

Malcolm J. Norwood

Compared to the historical "fathers" of innumerable inventions who pushed for the mainstream acceptance of innovative devices, Malcolm J. Norwood (known affectionately as "Mac") stands out in the deaf and hard of hearing community as "the father of closed captioning." His is listed as one of the "great deaf Americans" in a book about the 77 greatest achievers in the community. From Shane Feldman about dcmp, history

Everyone Needs a Role Model

In 2017 fans of America’s Got Talent were shocked when Mandy Harvey took the stage and delivered an amazing vocal rendition of her original songs accompanied by her ukulele. What made her performance shocking and amazing is the fact that Mandy is deaf. She was born with hearing loss and underwent several corrective surgeries as a child then lost her remaining hearing at the age of eighteen. about educators

Description Timeline Highlights

With the advent of description, people who are blind or visually impaired gained an important tool with which to broaden their understanding and enjoyment of the unique visual nature of films and other visual media. Though a relatively new phenomenon compared to captioning, which established its roots more than 60 years ago, there have been many notable developments in the history of description. about description, history

Captioning, Audio Description, and American Sign Language Services

DCMP is proud to partner with hundreds of top educational and broadcast content creators and distributors to make important STEM programming accessible for young people with disabilities, including those who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. Our partners include creators of content for schools and educators, producers of Emmy-Award winning E/I television programming, schools and teachers, and YouTube science, art, and history communicators. From about description, captioning, producers-and-distributors, standards, ASL, partners

Description + Captioning = Access

In an address on March 15, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Secretary Duncan stated: "In order to win the future, as President Obama has challenged us, we must enable every single American to reach their potential, and in my book, all means all. Every child, regardless of income, race, background, or disability can learn and must learn." From Bill Stark about dcmp, captioning, description, educators

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who qualifies for DCMP membership? From DCMP Help Center

Summertime Cool: Ideas to Enrich and Teach

"What did you do on your summer vacation?" This was a familiar writing assignment for many people when they were growing up. I remember, don't you? The end of school is around the corner, and summertime fun will be here before we know it. Let's support students and their families in their building of great summer vacation memories with new ideas that inspire, as well as teach. From Mary Ann Siller about educators

Recommend Media to DCMP

DCMP continually adds new described and captioned educational media to its collection. We're always looking for information about media that is needed for K-12 students who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. From DCMP Help Center

How to Recommend Media

DCMP continually adds new described and captioned educational media to its collection. We're always looking for information about media that is needed for K-12 students who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or deaf-blind.

What is DCMP?

Learn about the free media and information services we offer to schools and families. From DCMP Help Center


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

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

Educational Captioning: Teachers Share Their Experiences

The following statements are teachers' testimonials of utilizing captioned educational media from the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP). Each teacher relates their experience using captioned media as a teaching tool in the classroom and why this accessible media is important in the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. about educators, dcmp, captioning

Describing Description

Debbie Risk discusses the Captioning Key and Description Key as valuable resources to guide companies in their work of adding captioning and description to videos and other media. From Debbie Risk about description, accessibility-vendors

LiL BADIE Entry Form

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