Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

The Described and Captioned Media Program is a free-loan library of accessible educational media for teachers and family members of K-12 students. The videos available range in subjects from Art History to Sports and Recreation. Along with providing free content, this site also contains instructional videos on producing your own captioned and described media.

Quick Facts

  • What is a video and audio description?
    •  It is the description of crucial information in videos for persons with print and hearing disabilities, spaced between the video’s original audio (the characters speaking, for example).
    • People with disabilities should be a significant part of the video and audio description process. Especially during the description evaluation process to get feedback from people with lived experiences.

If you would like to see how Hollywood describes a movie, DCMP describes the entire process in the video “Turn Pictures into Words.”

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