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  • Tilly Edinger deaf scientist and founder of paleontology.

    Deaf Herstory and History: Resources for Deaf History Month

    Deaf and hard of hearing people contributed in meaningful ways throughout history—as artists, writers, scientists, community leaders, and in many other roles. But Deaf women who were actively involved in both the Deaf and hearing political and social worlds have remained highly invisible. Read more about these women in the original DCMP article written by noted Deaf historian Dr. Harry Lang.

    The DCMP has comprehensive deaf-history resources to help you celebrate Deaf History Month (March 13-April 15), both those that are available to registered DCMP members and those that are available to everyone on our YouTube channel.

  • Hilary Scarl, a red-headed woman wearing a green shirt, holds a video camera and poses with four stars of her documentary. They stand in and around a 6-foot high picture frame. See What I'm Saying, the deaf entertainer documentary.

    Value of DCMP Audio Description: A Producer’s Perspective

    Hilari Scarl, director and producer of one of the new DCMP March videos entitled See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary, relates her feelings about the quality of the audio description DCMP added to her production and how it enhanced her product. She writes: “To say I was moved by the eloquence of both the descriptive choices and the talent of the VO actor is an understatement. As an artist, I was deeply touched by the amount of work, care, and skill that went into audio describing my film. I was doubly moved that blind people, including the two blind people who are in the documentary, can now access my film. As a filmmaker, our deepest desire is to have people–all people–have the opportunity to experience our work, and it broke my heart every time I learned that someone in one of my audiences experienced the film through the existing audio or through a companion whispering to them throughout the film.” Read all her comments here.

  • A young girl wearing a hearing aid sits in a library, watching DCMP videos on a computer tablet.

    DCMP’s Accessible Television Portal

    Quality television programs have been made accessible through DCMP, and through recipients of five Department of Education (ED) funded television access grants. DCMP has partnered with these grantees and their content partners to make their accessible content available to DCMP members. DCMP is distributing this programming through an Accessible Television Portal and provides:

    Free On-demand Service to Multiple Devices. The portal's television programming can be watched:
    1) anywhere using mobile devices. Apple users can take advantage of our native iOS app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Viewing on Android devices requires no app;
    2) at home or in the classroom on a computer or a TV set utilizing a Roku set-top-box; and 3) in the classroom using a computer in conjunction with a projector and/or interactive whiteboard.
    Read more in our special announcement about this new initiative.

New Media Releases

  • Image from George Washington Carver National Monument

    George Washington Carver National Monument - 2008 - 18 minutes

    George Washington Carver was born into slavery but also became known as one of America’s greatest scientists. This monument is dedicated to his life and accomplishments. Known as the “Plant Doctor,” Carver learned about plants while observing the day-to-day operations of a 19th century farm.

  • Image from Oregon Caves National Monument

    Oregon Caves National Monument - 2008 - 18 minutes

    Nestled deep inside the Siskiyou Mountains, the caves formed as rainwater from the ancient forest above dissolved the surrounding marble and created one of the world's few marble caves. The highly complex geology found on the Monument contributes to the unusual and rare plants and animals found nowhere else but here. The cave geology is combined with the diversity of plants and animals to tell a unique story of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Image from Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo National Monument - 2008 - 14 minutes

    Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of California’s cultural and natural resources.

  • Image from Pinnacles National Monument

    Pinnacles National Monument - 2008 - 14 minutes

    California’s Pinnacles National Monument is America’s newest National Park. The monument gets its name from its spires and rock formations. It is also home to the California condor, rare chaparral vegetation and carpets of wildflowers.

  • Image from Craters of the Moon National Monument

    Craters of the Moon National Monument - 2008 - 12 minutes

    Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. Idaho’s Craters of the Moon formed during eight major eruptive periods between 15,000 and 2,000 years ago. The monument continues to go through subtle changes caused by natural and human processes.

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