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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

First Educational Series Utilizing YouTube’s New Native Audio Description Support

SPARTANBURG, SC, August 6, 2021 – The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) is excited to announce the debut of Emily Graslie’s “Art Lab,” the first educational video series on YouTube to feature audio description through a new pilot program. Audio description is a secondary audio track with additional narration that describes vital visual information for people who are blind and visually impaired. From about description, dcmp, producers-and-distributors, technology, blindness, partners

Feasibility Study Relating To The Establishment Of A Descriptive Loan Service

This 1992 study was conducted by the Captioned Films/Videos Program (now the DCMP), with the principal investigator being Leo E. Persselin under the direction of the National Captioning Institute. It was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and required by the ED as part of the Contract No. HS01005001 awarded to the National Association of the Deaf in 1991. The objective of the study was to: "Conduct a comprehensive study that will provide the funding agency with recommendations on any future loan service of video-based materials for visually impaired persons." Some conclusions and recommendations of the study included the following: (1) the existing accessible media are not exclusive of one another nor of a future loan service, (2) encouragement and support should be extended to all who have something to offer in expanding access to descriptive video, (3) all reasonable avenues should be explored for establishing a descriptive video l...Read More about research, description

Descriptive Children's Television: Bridging the Gap for Blind Kids While Benefiting All Kids

While some research has been conducted about the benefits of description and blind adults, no empirical data have been collected relating to benefits of description for children. In this paper by Melanie Peskoe, literature has been reviewed to discuss (1) the emerging trend toward educational programming for preschool-aged children, (2) the various theories about how children learn, and (3) the implications of description for both blind and sighted children. This paper serves as a foundation for future, needed research on this topic and calls for attention to be paid to both the social impact of description as well as the methods used for deciding when, what, and how to describe. about description, research

Contrasting Visual and Verbal Cueing of Space: Strategies and Devices in the Audio Description of Film

A study by Maija Hirvonen, University of Helsinki, Finland, in 2012. Analyses how shot distance is reflected in audio description by syntactic and semantic means. Four different-language audio descriptions of two films were utlilized, contrasting the visual source text with the verbal translation. The study aims to show how audio description can make use of diverse representational strategies and linguistic devices in rendering shot distance. These strategies and devices could be used purposely to compensate for visual cues so as to give an idea of space similar to that conveyed by the visual representation. about research, description

A Comparative Study of Audio Description Guidelines Prevalent in Different Countries

Comparison of description guidelines by six different countries: Spain, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Greece, and America. Though, in principal the guidelines and/or standards are very similar in nature, there are minor differences in a few of the recommendations. These differences could potentially be because of different formats of film/television programming being produced in different countries, different ways of watching films/television programs, cultural differences leading to relative levels of understanding of set-ups specific to different films/television programs, and also different ways in which audio description is made available i.e. through products specifically targeted at blind or partially sighted people or as an alternative sound track via mainstream services. Royal National Institute of Blind People, 2010. about research, description

World Blind Union Toolkit On Providing, Delivering and Campaigning for Audio Description on Television and Film

Though informally there has been much sharing of experience, the worldwide community has not worked systematically together to achieve our aim of an inclusive world of television and film. This document aims to gather the lessons learned in different countries, and to help build capacity across the World Blind Union membership to campaign for audio description. Defines description, and provides technical information and lobbying tips. World Blind Union, 2007. about research, description

YouDescribe – How You Can Add Audio Description to Any YouTube Video!

This an archive video of the Video Description Research and Development Center webinar #3 - YouDescribe – How You Can Add Audio Description to Any YouTube Video!. The webinar occurred May 30, 2013. Learn about YouDescribe, the exciting new tool developed by the Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC). YouDescribe is a free tool that anyone can use to add description to YouTube videos. YouDescribe includes everything needed to create description; all you need to provide is a microphone. In addition, YouDescribe has a free embeddable player which can be used to include described videos on your own site. about description, consumers, webinar

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

The Audio Description Project: Promoting Accessibility for Students Who Are Blind

The BADIE contest promotes the Benefits of Audio Description in Education by inviting young people who are blind or visually impaired to view a video with audio description and write about their experience. Audio description is a secondary audio track with additional narration that describes vital visual information. The contest is hosted by the American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP). From about description, blindness, collaborators

How to Access Audio Description on Your TV and Through DCMP

Television, movies, and videos are made accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired through the addition of audio description. Audio description is a secondary audio track with additional narration that describes important visual information in a video. It can be accessed in a number of ways, including through your TV remote through a button or voice controls. Instructions specific to many television providers and television sets can be found at the following link on the Audio Description Project (ADP) website: From about description, consumers, technology, producers-and-distributors

How Do I Turn on Captions and Audio Description in My Media Player?

AccessIT provides information for turning on captions and audio description on various media players. The information provided addresses the difference between standalone and embedded players as well as step-by-step instructions on how to turn on their accessibility features. AccessIT is housed at the University of Washington and receives grant funding from the National Science Foundation. about captioning, description

Adding Audio Description to Television Science Programs: What is the Impact on Visually Impaired Viewers?

Science programs on television present much of their information only visually. For people who are visually impaired this reliance on visual cues limits access to the learning and enjoyment such programs offer. Emilie Schmeidler discusses the intent to provide visually impaired people with more access to the programs' content and to make viewing more satisfying by ensuring that people with disabilities have the same access to information and opportunities that people without disabilities do. about research, description

The Language System of Audio Description: An Investigation as a Discursive Process

Philip J. Piety's study investigates the language used in a selection of films containing audio description and develops a set of definitions that allow productions containing it to be more fully defined, measured, and compared. It also highlights some challenging questions related to audio description as a discursive practice and provides a basis for future study of this unique use of language. From the Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness (JVIB). about research, description

RCAA Dr Seuss Videos With Captions, Audio Description, and ASL Translation

DCMP offers members a DVD with several captioned Dr. Seuss videos in the order form below. You can either borrow this DVD or stream them on demand through DCMP's website. The streaming videos also feature audio description and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, but the DVDs do not. From about rcaa

On the Need for Usable Videos for Deaf-blind Students and How It Can Be Met With Captioning and Description

The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) is a national non-profit that is federally funded to serve as a free-loan media library of accessible educational videos for K–12 students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. DCMP recently conducted interviews in order to determine how accessible videos are used in the classroom with students who are deaf-blind and what other options need to be included in order for these videos to meet the widest need possible. about educators, deaf-blind

Video Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Population

For 12 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired, 1990 marked a new era promising fuller access to television programming through an innovative service called Descriptive Video developed by Boston public broadcaster, WGBH. This report, written and disseminated by WGBH, overviews the benefits of description and parallels those benefits with those of captioning. For example, the author notes, "Descriptions can also be useful when a viewer is doing several things at once, needs to attend to something, or leaves the room during a program. While these uses are not the original intent of the service, they need to be taken into account when considering the potential audience for and potential benefits of video description." It stands to reason that description can benefit everyone. about description

Described Movies at Local Theaters

If you're the movie-watching type, you know that you get to enjoy great films the way they were meant to be enjoyed: on the big screen. Watching a movie in a theater allows you to enjoy technically illustrative audio and be mesmerized by bigger-than-life visuals. It allows you to fully empathize with the characters, lose yourself in the dialogue, and fully engage with and follow the plot. But what if you couldn't see? You couldn't be mesmerized by these visuals. You wouldn't be able to empathize with the characters as well if you couldn't decipher what they looked like, especially if a character has a particularly important feature used to identify and differentiate him/her from others. Could you differentiate between voices? Would you be able to follow the plot as well as if you had sight? about description, consumers

Social Skills: Putting the "C" in Cool

In May 2011, the Texas Education of Blind and Visually Impaired Students Advisory Committee offered teachers, parents, and students with visual impairments across the United States and Canada an opportunity to submit a short video on the theme, "Social Skills: Putting the ‘C’ in Cool." The contest provided a perfect opportunity to highlight a favorite lesson to teach social skills at home, school, or in the community. about description, educators

Accessible Video: What Does that Mean?

Videos can be a terrific medium for driving the point home, as long as the time is taken to ensure they'll drive that point home for everyone – including those with impairments that might make audio or visual information difficult to process. Overviews captioning and description, and discusses the importance of each. By Carlin Headrick, Learning Insights, 2013. about captioning, description