The freePost-Production/Offline Captioning training module,created by Pepnet 2 in conjunction with Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), overviews what captions are and why they are essential to providing access for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The module reviews guidelines for captions, discusses laws pertaining to captioning, and compares various methods of creating captions. It also includes video examples and captioning practice simulations. Although designed for disability service professionals, instructors, and IT professionals working in secondary and postsecondary education, anyone wanting to learn more about postproduction captioning will find the training informative and beneficial.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in April.
QuickClasses, from Described and Caption Media Program (DCMP), are three-week asynchronous, online classes for professionals working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, or deaf–blind.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and Apple is marking the occasion by posting a digital art gallery of works created by artists on the autism spectrum. The project, which is curated by the nonprofit Art of Autism, is being unveiled over the course of the month. “Created on iPadGallery” features the work of 15 artists from the autistic community who hail from across the US and Canada. The participants have differing abilities and are different ages. In addition to sharing the work of these artists, teachers and parents can tap these free programs to support educating children with autism and other special needs:
Home Curriculum for Early Autism Education
Media to Help Children with Autism and Visual Impairment or Hearing Loss