Subject: Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Access Free
Videos Through the Captioned Media Program
Source: Barbara Garrison, Superintendent, Missouri School for the Deaf
Intended Audience: Individuals who are deaf/hard of hearing and their
families, teachers of deaf students, interpreters, professionals in deafness
Date: September 17, 2007
The Missouri School for the Deaf (MSD) has an extensive library of
videotapes and DVDs available for loan through its Captioned Media Program
(CMP). This is a free loan service much like your local library. The
difference is that all CMP materials are captioned (both videotapes and
There are more than 4,000 titles to choose from. Orders are accepted
year-round. Videos range from Kindergarten level through adult ages.
These videos include educational titles, self-help videos, classic movies,
as well as special interest and theatrical titles. Many of the educational
titles also include a lesson guide.
The CMP is funded by the U. S. Department of Education for selecting,
captioning, and distributing captioned media materials. These materials are
open captioned (no special equipment necessary - just put it in the VCR/DVD
player and press play and the captions are embedded in the tape)
and loaned free of charge.
To use this service, the only thing you need to do is request an account
number. Remember, it is a free loan service using the postal service to get
materials to you. MSD pays the postage and includes a pre-paid return label.
If you have questions about applications or ordering, please contact us.
Captioned Media Program
Missouri School for the Deaf
505 E. 5th Street, Fulton, MO 65251
Becky Payne, Library Manager