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Hundreds of New Accessible Educational Videos You May Have Missed at DCMP

DCMP is continually adding new accessible videos and series, and you may have missed some. These lists can point you toward finding these new educational videos from many of the top content producers, including PBS Digital Studios, Teen Kids News, Litton Entertainment, the Field Museum, Bullfrog Films, PBS Learning Media, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cinefete, and Films Media Group. Check the "New Releases" feed on your Account Dashboard to keep up with all new arrivals! From about topic-playlist

Differentiation: Meeting the Varied Needs of Students Through Accessible Media

Integrating described and captioned media into differentiated instruction. From Jade Cox about educators

Equal Opportunities With the DCMP

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate in concepts rather than words or sentences. It is often difficult for these individuals who learn by sight rather than sound to understand written language that has never been heard. It can be even more frustrating for them to meet academic standards sitting in a class attempting to comprehend lectures, conversations, and videos that have no sound. From Wanda Shipman about educators

Common Core: DCMP is Your Key Resource

In an effort to ensure our students are college and career ready, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and The Council of Chief State School Officers, in collaboration with other stakeholders in the education community, created a framework known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). To date, all but five states and the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico have adopted these standards. about educators

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

In Education, Transition, and Life: Teachers Made the Difference

Dr. Ernest E. Hairston writes about two of his great teachers: William King and Malcolm (Mac) Norwood. From Ernest E. Hairston about history, dcmp

Accessible Videos and Resources for Families and Educators in Early Childhood Education

DCMP provides resources to support early intervention and early childhood special education for educators, families, and support personnel with children with a disability. These resources can be used as remote learning tools, family resources, and professional development opportunities. From about educators, parents, topic-playlist, ASL

ASL Training Resources for Parents and Educators

The DCMP has a huge collection of ASL training materials for qualifying parents, teachers, and educational interpreters. Interpreters can earn CEUs through the use of DCMP's Online Workshops. about educators, parents, ASL


DCMP offers a variety of free, online training modules developed by pepnet 2 and updated by DCMP on various topics. These online modules are self-paced and available 24/7. From DCMP Help Center

DCMP Distribution of Fully Accessible Streaming Media

DCMP partners with top educational and broadcast E/I content partners and distributors to make their content accessible and available to students with disabilities. High-quality audio description and captions are created, along with full masters, and in exchange, our partners make their content available on DCMP's targeted distribution services for schools and families who have students with disabilities. Access to DCMP is limited to qualified educators and family members who register online. All content is secured through DRM protection. From

Surprise! We Do Get Some Special Services!

[Editor's note: This article was written in 2004 and has since been archived. Some content may be outdated.] From Susan Dickinson about educators

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Hearing and vision screening for very young children can be difficult to diagnose when the child also has autism. It is possible for a child to have significant visual impairment and autism, or hearing loss and autism. Up to 40% of children with hearing loss having an additional disability. about educators, parents

DCMP Awarded Federal Grants for Making Educational Media and Television Content Accessible to Persons With Disabilities

The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), a leader in developing and providing accessible media, has been awarded two five-year federal grants by the U.S. Department of Education. DCMP will continue its mission of making educational videos accessible to children with disabilities and expand into broadcast television content. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and total $13.3 million. From about description, captioning, dcmp, consumers, partners

Barack Obama: The Power of Change

Archival footage from campaign speeches by Barack Obama is interspersed with interviews and reflections from famous cultural figures in this chronicle of the 2008 Presidental campaign. Examines the cultural significance of Obama’s rise to prominence set against a backdrop of “hope, change, inspiration, and equality—for all Americans.” Among those interviewed or featured in this production are Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Mitchell Schwartz, Stevie Wonder, Dr. Cornell West, Tavis Smiley, Hill Harper, and Tyson Beckford. about educators

Classroom, Remote, and Hybrid Learning With DCMP Accessible Videos

Teachers and parents across the country are taking advantage of DCMP's resources for classroom, remote, and hybrid learning. For educators who have at least one student with a disability, DCMP can help ensure that educational videos are accessible for students learning in the classroom and at home. From DCMP Help Center

The Miracle Worker

Helen Keller’s loss of vision and hearing in infancy made comprehension of the outside world next to impossible—or so it seemed. When teacher Anne Sullivan agreed to work with Keller, that world opened up, and they both learned essential life-altering lessons. Teaching the values of patience, tolerance, and compassion, together they made the name Helen Keller synonymous with the education of the deaf and blind. An icon while living and a legend decades after she passed away, Helen Keller accomplished the impossible and inspired the world. about educators

On-demand Accessible Television for Home and the Classroom

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education announced that several children’s television programs could now be viewed online with captioning and description through DCMP’s Accessible Television Portal. Since that time, DCMP has continued working with ED Television Access grantees to make accessible television content available at no cost to thousands of students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind. Broadcast content is provided by the major television networks, as well as producers and distributors like PBS Kids, the Fred Rogers Company, Sprout, and Litton Entertainment. about educators, parents

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May of each year. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.” about educators

Five Key Reasons to Use the Described and Captioned Media Program

The five key reasons why you should utilize DCMP resources. From Jo Ann McCann about dcmp

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