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Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet 2008
Larry Goldberg, the Director of Media Access for WGBH in Boston, delivers a testimony to Congressional members of the ''Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2007'' subcommittee regarding the efforts undertaken by WGBH and NCAM to ensure accessibility in the digital age. Topics covered include the following: a brief history of captioning and audio description, some of the accessibility challenges faced by producers in moving their content to the Internet, the development and goals of the Internet Captioning Forum, and the need for standardization of captioning formats for the Web.
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Educational Media Producer and Accessibility Survey Results
In June 2008 a survey was conducted of the top 35 educational media producers/distributors in the United States. Each company was asked about its products and whether they were accessible, either via captioning or description (or if both were available), whether they were familiar with either accessibility option, and how many of their customers requested either or both on the media items they intended to purchase.
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Reading Out of the "Idiot Box": Same Language Subtitling on Television in India
Same language subtitling (SLS) is the idea of subtitling the lyrics of song-based television programs (e.g., music videos) in the same language as the audio. Situated in a literature review of subtitling, this article describes the first-ever implementation of SLS on a TV program of film songs, specifically first-language literacy. "Chitrageet," a weekly 30-minute TV program of Gujarati film songs, was telecast across Gujarat state in India, with the lyrics subtitled in Gujarati. Discusses the results of the pilot study to test the effectiveness of SLS of film songs on the reading skills of out-of-school people. With limited exposure to SLS within a telecast period of 6 months, SLS was found to make an incremental but measurable contribution to decoding skills across the group that generally saw the subtitled TV program (as compared to those who did not). The idea is especially powerful in popular culture for literacy improvement, increasing viewers' exposure and interaction with print from early childho...
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DCMP Year in Review
The Described and Captioned Media Program promotes and provides equal access to communication and learning through described and captioned educational media. We invite you to read our current Year in Review to discover our progress and accomplishments in the areas of COVID-19 Response, Content Creation, Media Delivery, Outreach, Technology, and User Feedback.
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Focus on Learning
There are numerous ways that educational programs demonstrate their commitment to student success, including ensuring that educational media is accessible to all students. For many years, the Described and Captioned Media Program has provided thousands of hours annually of accessible educational media. Feedback we get from users has been overwhelmingly positive, and it’s powerful to see the impact accessible media has had on students as they progress through their educational programs.
From Dr. Marcia Kolvitz, Ph.D. about description, captioning, dcmp, educators, research
New and Emerging Technologies in Media Accessibility
When I was asked to write an article about emerging captioning technologies, my first thoughts were of
the cutting edge: high-definition television (HDTV) captions with adjustable sizes, captioned video on the
Internet, and eyeglasses that show captions to you (and only you!) in a movie theater. Then I had a
discussion with Bill Stark of the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP).
From Gary Robson about captioning
Adults With Learning Disabilities. ERIC Digest No. 189
Jennifer DiLorenzo, an alumna of Gallaudet University's School of Psychology graduate program, reveals how the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) has helped her deal with important issues in her school by educating deaf students regarding social norms and pressures, such as conflict resolution, drinking, drugs, relationships, and communication skills. She includes a list of media that has been most helpful to her. Links make for easy ordering.
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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...
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How to get to Sesame Street: Multimedia Technology and Second Language Acquisition
"A running joke in this country is that television is as good as a babysitter." While there is bad programming out there, there is very good programming as well. And for ESL students, television can help to teach language, culture, and even reading skills. Students need assistance to develop active viewing habits, so that they not only watch shows but think about them as well. "Television is our most pervasive communication mode. We should not try to compete with it, rather we should harness its power to make it work for us . . ." Also overviews the options of using closed captioning, pointing out that in the early nineties it was estimated that some 40 percent of closed-captioning viewers were people who were learning English as a second language. Written by Katherine Latta, 2003.
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DCMP Survey of Educators Reveals Great Potential for Described Educational Video
In April 2009 the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) solicited input from teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) around the U.S. in an attempt to measure the awareness of the availability of described educational video-based media (i.e., video) and to uncover trends concerning overall video usage among TVIs. An online survey was publicized by way of various e-mail lists, websites, and professional development organizations; this effort resulted in 222 unique responses, summarized in the various sections below.
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Printed in the American Annals of the Deaf in 1974, Dr. Malcolm J. Norwood's article reminds readers that the "lifestyle of modern society is technologically oriented." Dr. Norwood indicates that the "name of the game today is educational services," and that his role in the government's Media Services and Captioned Films branch includes research in technology related to the handicapped child. He writes of the upcoming development of Learning Resource Centers. He emphasizes that "the utilization of television as a means of bringing deaf persons further into the mainstream of the general population also has a top priority."
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Malcolm Joseph Norwood Tribute in CFV Newsletter and Vitae
Dr. Malcolm Norwood, former chief of the Captioning and Adaptation Branch of the Department of Education, died of a heart attack on March 23, 1989. Mac was known throughout the world of deaf education as the "father" of closed captioning. His leadership from the early 1960s when the criteria and technology for 16mm captioning was developed, until the advent of Line 21 captioning for television broadcasting, was invariably enthusiastic, energetic, and innovative. Mac was proof of the adage, "Where there's a will, there's a way." Mac held a Ph.D degree as an educator, but above all he was a loving husband, father, and friend. (Captioned Films/Videos for the Deaf Newsletter, April, 1989.)
From Bill Stark about history, dcmp, captioning
Nonverbal Films: Guidelines for Their Utilization with Deaf Learners
This article was written in 1980 by Salvatore J. Parlato, Jr., former National Coordinator of the BEH/CEASD Captioned Educational Films Selection Program located at the Rochester School for the Deaf, for the Symposium on Research and Utilization of Education Media for Teaching the Deaf. For many years an annual media symposium was held at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. This paper discusses the transition of Hollywood and educational films from "audio-visual" to "verbal-visual," meaning that where words were once only supplements to a film, they now dominate. Covers some of the factors taken into consideration when analyzing nonverbal films for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing, such as subject matter, grade level, and production technique. Includes references, a bibliography, and two charts.
about history, manuals-and-guidelines, captioning
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.
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An Overview of Progress in Utilization of Educational Technology for Educating the Hearing Impaired
Written by George Propp, teacher at the Nebraska School for the Deaf, for the 1978 Symposium on Research and Utilization of Educational Media for Teaching the Deaf. This article traces the inception and growth of the Captioned Films for the Deaf, as well as the evolution of technology in regards to captioning and how it relates to educational media. Mr. Propp states that the current concept for deaf education "will require a massive application of the resources that exist, as well as the development of technology that lies beyond our present dreams."
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