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DCMP's Keys to Access

DCMP Director Jason Stark discusses the need, mandate, and quality standards for accessible educational media. about dcmp, captioning, description, manuals-and-guidelines, accessibility-vendors

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

Guidelines For Audio Describing Meetings And Presentations

Sign language interpreters are a necessary accommodation for people who are deaf and use signing as a means of basic communication. They are necessary in courtrooms, hospitals, meetings and virtually any situation in which there is an interaction between people who are deaf and those who communicate only orally. Because blindness or vision impairment does not necessarily present a fundamental barrier to communication, parallel accommodations have usually not been sought or even considered necessary for the aforementioned venues and situations. From Elizabeth Kahn about description, manuals-and-guidelines

Equal Access in the Classroom

You may have seen these symbols around our website, on our brochures, and in advertisements. What do they mean? Before we answer, think about this: it is estimated that 8 million students in the U.S. have some degree of hearing loss, and that over 90,000 students in the U.S. are blind or visually impaired. about educators, legal

Read Captions Across America

The National Education Association (NEA) annually sponsors an event called Read Across America. Originally created as a one-day celebration of reading on March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday, the activity has grown into a nationwide initiative that promotes reading every day of the year. The result has been a focus of the country's attention on how important it is to motivate children to read, in addition to helping them master basic skills. From Bill Stark about captioning, educators, parents, literacy, consumers

The Rewards of Description

Margaret Hardy, a pioneer in the field of audio description, discusses Gregory Frazier's descriptive services work in San Francisco with AudioVision. From Margaret Hardy about description, history

Spanish Language Resources from the DCMP

Welcome to the DCMP’s collection of Spanish language resources. Here, you can access DCMP articles that have been translated into Spanish, explore a F.A.Q. about accessibility (from dicapta), and find information about DCMP’s collection of Spanish language educational videos. about educators, spanish

Captioning Timeline Highlights

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

Early Learning: Is TV/Video Watching (Or Other "Screen Time") Bad for Young Children?

Discusses confusing research on kids' screen time From Bill Stark about educators

Is Your Student Ready for What Comes Next?

Life is a series of transitions. Children face changes and challenges as they transition from kindergarten to first grade; from elementary to middle school; and from middle to high school. But perhaps the most challenging transition comes after graduation from high school, because there are so many choices. Teachers and parents often struggle to ensure that their students are ready for this major transition. From Cindy Camp about educators, parents, transition

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

A Video Decalogue for Pedagogues

Bill Stark provides ten rules for effective use of captioned and described videos, with a dose of humor. From Bill Stark about educators

How to Stream DCMP Media on the Web

This section details how to stream videos on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All of DCMP's videos are accessible, with captions and/or audio description. From DCMP Help Center

Described and Captioned Movies at Local Theaters

Silent movies once provided an equal opportunity to enjoy going to the movies without regard to anyone's ability to hear. But with the introduction of sound to movies more than eighty years ago, people with a hearing loss were faced with an access disparity that, to a large (but, thankfully, diminishing) extent, still exists today. From about captioning

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

FCC "Equal Access" Regulations and Their Positive Impact

Joanna Scavo, Aberdeen Broadcast Services, provides information for parents and teachers about the 2012 FCC rules for video description and captioning. From Joanna Scavo about educators

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

Caption It Yourself: Basic Guidelines for Busy Teachers, Families, and Others Who Shoot Their Own Video

Captions (sometimes called “subtitles”) are the textual representation of a video's soundtrack. They are critical for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing, and they are also a great tool for improving the reading and listening skills of others. Unlike subtitles, captions provide information such as sound effects and speaker identification. about captioning, manuals-and-guidelines, educators, parents