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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.
From about description, captioning, dcmp, research, technology
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
Guide to Cable Providers and Streaming Services for People With Disabilities
This guide outlines cable, satellite, and streaming TV accessibility. It covers companies such as DirecTV, Spectrum, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Last but not least, it touches on automated live captions to make ads, news, sports, and user-generated content more accessible.
From about description, manuals-and-guidelines, captioning, consumers
Recommend Media to the DCMP
If you would like to recommend media for captioning, description, and inclusion into the DCMP library, simply print this PDF, fill it out, and mail or fax it to us. You can also fill out the DCMP Media Recommendation Form online.
about parents, educators
Watch Any Good Books Lately?
Do you utilize captions and description when you watch videos in class or at home? If not, you're missing out on a great way to get your students interested in reading and learning. Reading captions and listening to description build literacy and boost learning for everyone!
about literacy, topic-playlist
Excerpts from the "Educational Captioned Films Depository Manager's Handbook"
Paper written and prepared by the Special Office for Materials Distribution, Indiana University, in 1977. Provides a brief history of Captioned Films for the Deaf (CFD) and a description of roles of various agencies administering components of the CFD program. Includes a flow chart of the hierarchical relationships of agencies within the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (BEH), Division of Media Services.
about history, dcmp
DCMP partners with the top content producers and distributors in North America to make educational and broadcast content accessible with captions, audio description, and American Sign Language. Thousands of videos, documentaries, and television series are available 24/7 on DCMP platforms for students who have disabilities.
From about partners
Canadian Network for Inclusive Cultural Exchange: Online Enhanced Captioning Guidelines
From Canada, these guidelines focus on how to caption for Web-based media items. Topics include the following: the current state of captioning on the Web, tools for captioning on the Web, plenty of visual examples, and a bibliography of educational references. Also includes information on Web-based description for the blind or visually impaired. (Companion document to the Canadian Network for Inclusive Cultural Exchange: General Guidelines for Inclusive Online Cultural Content.)
about captioning, manuals-and-guidelines
Who's Watching? A Profile of the Blind and Visually Impaired Audience for Television and Video
The American Foundation for the Blind completed a study in 1997 of the viewing habits of blind and visually impaired people and the impact of video description. This version is accessible to blind and visually impaired people using screen readers as well as to people accessing the internet through slow connections.
Limited print copies with complete graphics, available at no charge, can be requested from the American Foundation for the Blind Information Center.
Accessible Children’s Literature Videos
Have your students watched any good books lately? Captions and description are great tools for building literacy in new and experienced readers, and the DCMP has a growing collection of children's literature titles to help foster an enduring love of reading in your students.