DCMP Description Key

Quality Description

 

Today's students are expected to learn from increasingly visual curricula. Using narration to describe visual information enhances comprehension and retention. Description not only benefits students who are blind or visually impaired, it benefits children on the autism spectrum, English language learners, and children with learning differences.

Quality Description Must Be:

 

Accurate

There must be no errors in word selection, pronunciation, diction, or enunciation.

Prioritized

Content essential to the intended learning and enjoyment outcomes is of primary importance.

Consistent

Both the description content and the voicing should match the style, tone, and pace of the program.

Appropriate

Consider the intended audience, be objective, and seek simplicity and succinctness.

Equal

Equal access requires that the meaning and intention of the program be conveyed.

 

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