Described and Captioned Media Program

From site:  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 media library has over 4,000 free-loan described and captioned media titles available to registered Level 2 members, and our members can watch media online or order a DVD copy to be shipped to them.From astronomy to zoology, you’re sure to find it here! Remember, you can always recommend media to the DCMP.

The DCMP serves as a clearinghouse of information and materials on the subject of description and captioning for service to consumers, agencies, corporations, and schools. Clearinghouse offerings include numerous DCMP print and online informational resources as well as a gateway to accessibility information from the Web sites of the DCMP and its collaborators.


You can browse and search DCMP articles written by DCMP staff members, teachers, parents, researchers and others. Browse functions allow you to select a topic and then point and click through descriptions of available items.


Search the gateway for materials from the DCMP and its collaborators. There is so much information out there, and the DCMP wants to help you acquire as much of it as possible.

DCMP collaborators include: American Foundation for the Blind, American Council of the Blind, Audio Description International, Center for Applied Special Technology, Closed Caption Latina, Deaf Education, Family Connect, Gallaudet University, Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, National Association of the Deaf, National Center for Accessible Media, and  National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness.

Center on Technology and Disability

These assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) resources enable children across the ability spectrum to participate fully at home, in school, and in the community. The resources include personal and professional development (PPD) webinars, articles, guides, training materials and more. Whether you’re brand new to assistive technology or an experienced user wanting to remain on the leading edge, CTD has high-quality, research-based materials for you.


Find more than 30 free educational and assistive technology products for students with special needs. Items include a description, grade level(s), IDEA disability category, and subject area(s) for which the technology is helpful. Most of those described are apps.

From site: believes that people with print disabilities should have the same ease of access to books and periodicals that people without disabilities enjoy. The library provides print disabled people in the United States with legal access to over 36,050 books and 150 periodicals that are converted to Braille, large print or digital formats for text to speech audio.