DOE Portal Offers Closed-Captioned Children’s TV Shows Students with hearing impairment can now view dozens of closed-caption children’s and family television programs online through the U.S. Department of Education’s Accessible Television Portal project. The more than three dozen free, on-demand programs—some in Spanish—will include “Ocean Mysteries,” “Magic School Bus,” “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” “Expedition Wild” and ... News in Brief
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DOE Portal Offers Closed-Captioned Children’s TV Shows
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DOE Portal Offers Closed-Captioned Children’s TV Shows
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, 9. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB5.20062015.9
The ASHA Leader, June 2015, Vol. 20, 9. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB5.20062015.9
Students with hearing impairment can now view dozens of closed-caption children’s and family television programs online through the U.S. Department of Education’s Accessible Television Portal project.
The more than three dozen free, on-demand programs—some in Spanish—will include “Ocean Mysteries,” “Magic School Bus,” “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” “Expedition Wild” and “Peg + Cat.” The portal, part of the education department’s Described and Captioned Media Program, opened with 73 episodes of 19 different programs, with more content to be added over the next two years.
Teachers and school personnel, parents, and other professionals working with qualified students can apply for access to the portal.
Approved users can access the content for use with students in the classroom and at home on the Web, mobile phones and tablets, and set-top boxes. The portal itself is fully accessible to people with sensory impairments.
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