|Read Captions Across America
March 2, 2012
The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) is continuing its Read Captions Across America (RCAA) campaign, held in conjunction with the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America event every year on or around March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.
The purpose of RCAA is to raise awareness—particularly among children and their parents and teachers—that video-based media can be just as effective at encouraging and fostering reading skills as books, as long as captions are always turned on!
The DCMP’s RCAA celebration was launched in 2006 after partnering with the NEA’s Read Across America event. RCAA is the first national reading event to put emphasis on the importance of captioned media (e.g., broadcast, internet, DVD, CD-ROM) as a reading tool for all children, not just those who are deaf or hard of hearing. This effort resulted in a huge success, as thousands of students have participated in this event since its inaugur
Learn more about this event and how you can participate: http://readcaptionsacrossamerica.org/