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http://listeningislearning.org/

Mar 17, 2016 2016-03-17

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SPOTLIGHT! On Listening and Learning

Video with description is a helpful learning tool every day, all year long. March is Listening Awareness Month, a perfect time to promote description and teach others about its benefits. Use of described videos offers public school teachers the opportunity to reach their entire class, including students with low visual awareness and those who are unable to gain meaning from standard video presentations due to learning differences or lack of proficiency in the English language.

A joint initiative of Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) and American Council of the Blind, the Listening is Learning campaign aims to raise awareness about the benefits of listening to description. The campaign’s website explains what description is and how description benefits students who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those who are not. The site also provides information on where educators can find described media and how they can add description to their own media. In addition, educational experts have put together a lesson guide with tips on how to use described media in the classroom to teach listening skills for improving comprehension and writing skills.

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