Described and Captioned Media Program
The mission of Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) is to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. This FREE service is provided by the U.S. Department of Education. You may borrow programs from the site at no charge. Programs are also available via streaming onto your computer. Services are available for boht visually and hearing impaired people. Lesson Guides accompany all educational videos. For more information, contact Dorothy Ogden in the ISDB Library.
DCMO website: http://www.dcmp.org
What is captioned media?
Captioned media are programs that have the spoken words printed on the TV or computer screen so that the words can be read while you watch the program right there in your own home or with others at group events.
Captioning is especially valuable for those of us who are deaf or have a hearing loss of any degree. There are thousands of items available for free for anyone with a hearing loss or for a service provider for any person who has such a loss. Senior citizens qualify for the use of these programs, as increasing age most often brings with it a decrease in our ability to hear.
What is described video?
Described media refers to a special tract on the video that allows a narrator to describe what is happening on the screen so that visually imparied people can understand the action that is visible during a program. Usually, the description occurs during natural pauses in the program
Describing the action increases the understanding and enjoyment of a program when your vision does not allow you to see the screen.