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Resources for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students

Described and Captioned Media Program

The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) provides services designed to support and improve the academic achievement of students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. These services include:

  • A library of free-loan described and captioned educational media.
  • A clearinghouse of information related to educational media access.
  • A gateway to Internet resources related to accessibility.
  • A center for training and evaluation of any service provider desiring to appear on the DCMP’s approved lists of video description and captioning service providers. There are no user registration or service fees.

The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf. Teachers, students, parents, and PreK-12 personnel working with these special populations are qualified to become DCMP clients.


Harris Communications - Resources for learning sign language: books, videos, games, assistive devices - a great sign language dictionary

SelfHelp for Hard of Hearing People - Opens the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support

Vocational Rehabilitation Services - assists students in transitioning from the secondary to post-secondary education or work settings

Post Secondary Education and Training

Colleges and universities that serve deaf students and have preservice training programs for professionals working in the area of deaf education

Postsecondary Education Programs Network

Front Range Community College

Idaho State University Education of the Deaf, Speech, Audiology and Sign Language Studies

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

California State University - Northridge

Gallaudet University