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In this issue:

Sign Language Resources

DCMP has over 200 sign language resources for teachers and interpreters. We serve those currently working in the field and those in training. Whether it's Driver's Education or ASL Linguistics, we've got something for everyone.

Related Media Resources

Signs of Development

Signs of Development Online Workshops

These 51 interactive workshops cover numerous topics, including Academic ASL, Deaf Childhood Development, IDEA for Interpreters, and Sign to Voice Interpreting.

CEU credits available through Signs of Development

Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse

Bravo: Beginning ASL Videocourse Series

Students learn quickly with this 16-course series. The lessons teach vocabulary, grammar and Deaf culture applied to real-world dramas. The series features famed ASL instructor Billy Seago and the fun Bravo family. This functional approach is appropriate for students of all ages.

Grades 4-12


TIP: DCMP Producer Channels and Series

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Producer Channels

Each video’s Media Details section has a link to the producer’s DCMP channel, where you’ll find every media title by that producer. Check out the Weston Woods, National Geographic, and PBS Learning Media channels for a great idea of how this link can be a valuable tool.


When you are browsing or searching for media, you can instantly get more information about any title by hovering your mouse over the preview image (or touching the image once on a mobile device). If the video is part of a series, the name of the series will be displayed first.

On the video player page, click the "Series" link to see all the videos associated with that series. Popular series include The Magic School Bus, Bizkids, and Social Studies Video Vocab.

Summer Reading

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Viewing television and videos with captions is a great way to improve literacy and can be an effective supplement to summer reading programs. To help your kids get started, here are some popular captioned children's books on video.

Related Media Resources

I Stink!

I Stink!

Ever wonder what it's like to be a garbage truck? Journey through a raucous and stinky night in the life of a New York City garbage truck. What fun it is to keep the city clean. Based on the children's book by Kate McMullan. Part of the I'm...!--Machines At Work series.

Grades 1-3

The Bear Books

The Bear Books

Bear always seems to find himself in some kind of situation, but his friends are always there to help him out. Based on the children's books by Karma Wilson.

Grades 2-5


Building Character

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Kids today may be exposed to a broader range of influences than at any other time in history. As educators, it's our job to help our kids learn to talk about and work through conflicts. We look for strategies for building social and emotional learning skills into academic instruction. These media resources can help. 

Related Media Resources

Amazing Kids of Character

Amazing Kids of Character (Series)

This five-part series highlights crucial cornerstones of character: courage, empathy, perseverance, respect, and responsibility. Each character trait is represented with five different profiles of truly amazing kids, and hosted by a diverse, multiethnic group of students from around the country. These inspiring stories are sure to encourage students to stand up and stand out.

Grades 3-8


Character (Series)

A group of teens discuss three components of character: communication, self-esteem, and friendship. The teens are joined by experts as they reveal the characteristics of being a good friend and the importance of having good self-esteem. They also highlight the elements of positive communication.

Grades 4-10
Includes Lesson Guide


New Accessible Television Episodes, Behavioral Ethics Videos

Accessible Television Programs

Accessible Television
We've added even more binge-worthy Accessible Television episodes from Jack Hanna, the world’s foremost authority on our animal kingdom, plus The Wildlife Docs, The Dog Whisperer, The Henry Ford Innovation Nation With Mo Rocca, Heart of a Champion, Ocean Treks With Jeff Corwin, Chicken Soup for the Soul's Hidden Heroes, Rock the Park, Brain Games Family Edition, and Give.

Grades 4-12

In It To Win: The Jack Abramoff Story Series

In It To Win: The Jack Abramoff Story
Former super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff was indicted on charges of conspiracy, fraud, and tax evasion in one of the biggest political corruption scandals ever. This series looks at Abramoff's life through the lens of behavioral ethics to reveal the biases and pressures that shaped his career and led to his imprisonment. From McCombs School of Business (UT).

Grades 9-12  

Concepts Unwrapped Series

Concepts Unwrapped
Making ethical decisions means being aware of the biases and pressures that subconsciously influence thinking. Individuals are often unaware of these influences, and the impact these influences have on behaviors. In this series, professors and students explain various behavioral ethics concepts and share their own examples to bring these abstract ideas to life. From McCombs School of Business (UT).

Grades 11-12


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Opening Doors – Unlocking Potential

DoubleTree Richmond-Midlothian, VA
DCMP will be exhibiting and presenting. Conference info


American Society for Deaf Children Conference

The Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown, UT
DCMP will be exhibiting and presenting.ASDC site


American Council of the Blind Conference & Convention

Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO
DCMP will be exhibiting and presenting. ACB site


Texas Statewide Conference of Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hilton DFW Lakes, Grapevine, TX
DCMP will be exhibiting and presenting. SWCED site


Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired International Conference

Peppermill Resort and Spa, Reno, NV
DCMP will be exhibiting and presenting. AER site


About DCMP

DCMP membership provides unlimited access to thousands of accessible educational videos. We're fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education, so there are no costs associated with any of our services. Family members, school personnel, and other professionals who work with early learners through Grade 12 students with a hearing or vision loss do qualify for membership. DCMP members can:
  • Access thousands of educational videos that are described and captioned in our Media Library, including training for parents, teachers, and interpreters.
  • Check out videos on DVD (with free return postage), or watch instantly on PC, Roku, tablets, and smartphones. iOS users can use the DCMP iOS app.
  • Create and share Student Accounts to assign videos and promote independent learning.
  • Access resources on education, accessibility, and advocacy in our Learning Center.
  • Stay up-to-date on news and recently added videos by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.
  • Watch accessible television series such as The Electric Company, The Dog Whisperer, Franklin and FriendsPlaza Sésamo, PAW Patrol, and Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown.
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