VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: Holly (left) and Steve (right) are standing in front of a black wall. The NAD logo appears on bottom right corner as a watermark.

HOLLY: Welcome to our Region III video, my name is Holly Ketchum.

STEVE: And my name is Steve Hamerdinger.

HOLLY: We came here for our meeting to discuss many things and future planning – especially the Chicago 2020 conference. While we were here, some of the board members visited the East North Carolina School for the Deaf. Then we went to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. We also participated in the South Carolina Association of the Deaf’s community forum. Deaf people there shared their concerns with us. We drove to Charlotte, North Carolina for the night and then to Morganton, where the North Carolina School of the Deaf is located. We met with the people there and did a community forum just like the one we did in South Carolina.

STEVE: Wow, yes — thanks to Holly for doing a lot of planning and coordinating that complicated visit! It was challenging but we had the opportunity to travel to all of the places. It was a wonderful, enriching experience meeting all these people from all over North Carolina and South Carolina.

HOLLY: Thank you, Steve. Tell them about the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) visit.

STEVE: Oh, that’s right! Yes, we had an amazing opportunity to visit DCMP which is the Described and Captioned Media Program. Older deaf people will remember the old 16mm captioned reel-to-reel films used often in deaf clubs. DCMP was developed from that old program, Captioned Films for the Deaf. It has continued since then. Today, DCMP is responsible for making sure educational videos have captioning and described media. The captioning part is for deaf people while the described part is for those who can’t see what’s showing on screen, the descriptions communicates the visual content. It’s a wonderful program located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Most people do not realize that DCMP is a NAD program. So, go take a look at their website:

HOLLY: We are looking forward to Region III State Associations’ monthly meeting. Please watch for our videos and share those with your community and during your state association meetings too.

STEVE: Holly, remember, there is a big event coming up soon in your home town!

HOLLY: Yes, the National Leadership Training Conference (NLTC) in Little Rock, Arkansas during October 17-19. Please watch our video on Facebook for information about this conference. Thank you.

STEVE: Thank you.

Video cuts to grey background with the NAD logo quickly changing in different bright colors from teal to white to black to hot pink to green to orange to teal to yellow to purple to finally the official NAD logo with copyright text underneath “The National Association of the Deaf (c) 2019 All Rights Reserved”.

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