May 1, 2016 in Community News
More Accessible Media!
Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)
A webinar featuring presenter Jason Stark, Director
Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), Spartanburg, SC
May 18, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Students who have limited or no hearing or vision miss an incredible amount of incidental information– information that people with typical sight and hearing “pick up” throughout the day from media and conversations in their environment. When a student enters a classroom, it is sometimes assumed that they already possess this background knowledge that is needed to understand the more specific content being taught (eg. – American Frontier). Use of educational videos that are described or captioned to pre-teach and to teach content afford students accessible opportunities to develop the vocabulary and to understand concepts needed to better comprehend instruction in all subjects. Presenter Jason Stark will describe how educators, parents, and students now have even more access to thousands of described and/or captioned educational videos at every grade level and in all content areas, available through DCMP. Learn about new student accounts and iOS app!
Target Audience: Educators (including teachers, related service providers, and special education administrators) who work with children with deafness/hearing loss or those with blindness/visual impairment and family members will benefit from this webinar.
Please register for “More Accessible Media!” Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP): at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing connection information to join the webinar on May 18th. This one hour webinar can be accessed from any location. A certificate of participation will be provided for those who complete a short survey at the conclusion of the training.
Wednesday Webinars are sponsored by Outreach Services of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, through grant funding from the Virginia Department of Education. We hope you can join us!