Described and Captioned Media Program
1447 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC, 29307-2240
Public library that offers books, magazines and other materials for people to use or borrow
Described and captioned videos to students who are blind or deaf
Videos with description are narrated for people with visual impairments. Captioned videos use text for people with hearing impairments.
Some media is available to stream or watch online, and other media is available to check out for free in DVD format.
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- Blind or visually impaired
- Deaf or hard-of-hearing
The media library is for use by deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind students, as well as their teachers.
Register online at: https://dcmp.org/signup
Two levels of membership (Level 1 and Level 2) which provide increased benefits. Both are available for free. Applications for membership are usually processed in one day.
There is no fee for this service.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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TJ-4400.6500Public Libraries Definition
Libraries supported by public and/or private funds which provide general library services without charge to all residents of a given community, district or region.
TJ-4400.8100-180Disability Related Libraries Definition
Special libraries that maintain materials with accurate and up-to-date information on the spectrum of disabilities, disability issues and services for people with disabilities, their families, and other concerned individuals. Depending on the community being served, libraries may include related medical, health, and mental health information and information on legal rights, accommodations and employment opportunities. Disability focused libraries may also integrate assistive technology into their facilities and services to meet the needs of people with a broad range of disabilities, including learning, mobility, sensory and developmental disabilities. Collections of books, magazines and other materials in formats that are accessible to people who are unable to use regular printed materials because of a visual, physical or other disability are generally also available. Included may be Braille materials; large print resources; captioned and/or described films, videos and DVDs; audio books; and other similar materials that are generally circulated by mail.
TJ-4500.4500-150Captioned Video/DVD Collections Definition
Libraries or other organizations that maintain collections of subtitled videotapes, DVDs or instructional CDs which are made available on a loan basis to community residents who are deaf or who have hearing impairments. Also included are video streaming services that allow people to download captioned materials.
TJ-4500.4500-180Described Video/DVD/Film Collections Definition
Libraries or other organizations that maintain collections of audio described videos, DVDs or films that can be used with library equipment or checked out for viewing at home or shown to community groups. Described videos and DVDs are movies which have been adapted for the enjoyment of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Throughout each video or DVD, a narrator carefully describes the visual elements of the movie including the action, characters, locations, costumes and sets without interfering with dialogue or sound effects. The videos/DVDs operate on most standard videocassette and DVD players with a regular television set.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Partial or complete hearing loss, generally in the severe to profound range, that is present at birth or occurs later in life. Functionally, individuals who are termed "deaf" are unable to hear well enough to rely on their hearing and use it as a means of processing information.
YF-3200.3000Hard of Hearing Definition
A mild to moderate hearing loss that may be congenital or occur in the prelingual period but is not of sufficient severity to preclude the development of some spoken language; or which is acquired later in life after speech has been developed. Functionally, individuals who are termed "hard of hearing" have some hearing, are able to use it for communication purposes, and feel reasonably comfortable doing so.
A disability that is characterized by a combination of hearing and visual impairments.
YF-9000Visual Impairments Definition
Eye, optic nerve or brain malfunctions which prevent affected individuals from seeing normally. Eye disorders that can lead to visual impairments include retinal degeneration, albinism, cataracts, glaucoma, muscular problems that result in visual disturbances, corneal disorders, diabetic retinopathy, congenital disorders and infection.