Meet the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

Meet the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

By the Office of Special Education Programs and Described and Captioned Media Program

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Office of Educational Technology (OET) are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) throughout May.

As part of the Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP’s) Global Accessibility Awareness Day celebration this month, OSEP staff interviewed leaders from the OSEP-funded Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP): Jason Stark (Chief Executive Officer and Director of the DCMP) and Kyle Sisk (Chief Technical Officer of the DCMP). The first blog in the three-blog series provides an overview of DCMP, its leadership and the types of accessible educational services DCMP brings to the worlds of digital media and learning for kids with disabilities.

The second blog published May 22, and it discusses the technology behind the services and setting up and using teacher and student accounts. The third blog will publish May 23, and it will address content partners, systemic change and future innovations in accessibility.

How did you get your start at DCMP, and what is your current role?

Jason Stark:

I’ve been with the project since 1991, when it was known as “Captioned Films/Videos [...]

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