Captioned Media Program
The Captioned Media Program (CMP) provides a free-loan media program of over 4,000 open-captioned titles (videos, CD-ROM, and DVD). Deaf and hard of hearing persons, teachers, parents, and others may borrow materials. There are no rental, registration, or postage fees. Several hundred titles are also streamed on the CMP web site.
CMP provides all persons who are deaf or hard of hearing awareness of and equal access to communication and learning through the use of captioned educational media and supportive collateral materials. The CMP also acts as a captioning information and training center. The ultimate goal of the CMP is to permit media to be an integral part in the lifelong learning process for all stakeholders in the deaf and hard of hearing community.
CMP supports the U.S. Department of Education Strategic Plan for 2002-2007 by ensuring that all deaf and hard of hearing students have the opportunity to achieve the standards of academic excellence, advocating for accessible media, as well as the establishment and maintenance of quality for CMP captioning, involving its constituents in the selection, evaluation, production, and distribution of its products, and exploring and adapting new media and technologies which assist people who are deaf and hard of hearing in obtaining and using available information.
The CMP acts as a clearinghouse of information and materials on the subject of captioning. These resources are available in print or online. The clearinghouse maintains a database of captioned media available for purchase.