Bridges Resource Library

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

Audio description (AD) provides verbal descriptions of visual elements of a movie, television show, or other videos. Find out more in the Bridges Resource Library’s About Audio Description entry.

Curated Audio Described Educational Videos from DCMP

A great source for FREE professional AD videos is the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP). DCMP is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant, and it contains many professionally-described videos related to education.

Qualifying students may have individual accounts. After registering, their teachers can even assign videos to qualifying students through DCMP.

On DCMP, you may search by:

    • Preschool – kindergarten
    • Grades 1-3
    • Grades 4-6
    • Grades 7-8
    • Grades 9-12, and/or
    • Adults & educators
    • English captioned
    • English described
    • Spanish captioned
    • Spanish described, and/or
    • ASL
    • Streaming media and/or
    • Physical media (available via mail)
    • Up to 10 minutes
    • 10 minutes to 30 minutes
    • 30 minutes to 1 hour, and/or
    • More than 1 hour

Contact the Bridges Helpdesk for More Information

This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

Updated as of September 29, 2023.

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