Bridges Resource Library

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

Updated as of February 4, 2024.

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. Many of DCMP’s videos are audio described in Spanish.

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.

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