March is International Listening Month. The DCMP celebrates the month through its Listening is Learning (LIL) campaign which is designed to remind everyone that good listeners are good learners and to promote the use of video with description.
Description expands the effectiveness of educational video-based media and appeals to diverse learners. In the DCMP’s Description Key for Educational Media, Dr. Kay Ferrell and Mary Ann Siller present a detailed and thoughtful examination of description’s role as a vital tool for students who are blind or visually impaired. For sighted children, description offers a promise of a new way to promote literacy and learning. View the DCMP video which overviews the value to most learners of viewing video with captions and description.
Help spread the word that description is critical for students who are blind or visually impaired, and that it also helps most everyone else! Order your free LIL posters, brochure, certificate, and lesson guide for your classroom, library, or office.