Resources for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
Described and Captioned Media Program www.dcmp.org
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
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm - 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