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DCMP - Described and Captioned Media Program


Explore our Web site to learn how we are living our mission to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.

The DCMP is an idea that works thanks to funding by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.


The DCMP provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.

The Library

Free-loan described and captioned educational media is available to students who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. This educational media is made accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing via captioning and to the blind and visually impaired via description. With over 4,000 titles (and growing!) available for viewing, the DCMP is continuing to provide equal accessibility to these students and the professionals who serve them. There are no user-registration or service fees.

The Learning Center

The DCMP offers a wealth of information related to education, accessibility, deafness, blindness, and other related topics. Use of this center is free to everyone. Read about what people are saying about the DCMP. Learn about captioning, description, laws pertaining to accessibility, assistive technology, and an array of other subjects – all at your fingertips. Start browsing and start learning.


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