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Free Materials and Information

The Captioned Films/Videos (CVF) program provides FREE LOAN educational and general interest captioned films and videos. These materials are made available by the U.S. Department of Education.

Deaf and hard of hearing individuals qualify for CFV service. Teachers, parents, and others who work with individuals who have a hearing loss also qualify.

Free materials and information about the CFV program and on captioning is available.

Materials are available via U.S. mail and electronic mail (E- mail)

CFV Program

Captioned Films/Videos (CFV): A Free Loan Service (NADH-19)
Brochure describes types of materials available, eligibility requirements, and contains a registration form.

CFV Program Overview (NADH-12)
A brief (6 pages) review of the past, the present, and how CFV videos are selected, captioned, and distributed.

CFV Video Evaluation (NADH-14)
Reviews the CFV program selection process for both educational and special interest videos. Includes criteria used by video evaluation teams in the selection of videos to be captioned.

Captioned Films/Videos: Information for Parents (NADH-1)
Reprinted from The Endeavor, Spring , 1992. What the CFV program offers and how parents can encourage its use in the schools and in the home.

A Film and Video Decalogue for Pedagogues (NADH-9)
Lesson guides have been written for all videos selected for the CFV educational program. This article describes these guides and provides film/video utilization tips.

Guidelines for Captioning CFV (NADH-5)
Funds for captioning are provided by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). In its contractual statement of work the ED specifies captioning requirements. The NAD provides technical assistance to video companies and captioning service vendors regarding this captioning, and the NAD performs a review of the captioning work. These guidelines list CFV captioning specifications and requirements.

Declare Your Captioning Needs! (Educational CFV) (NADH-2)

Captioned Films/Videos Recommendations Form (General Interest CFV) (NADH-18)
These two forms provide opportunity for registered users to recommend videos for captioning. Recommendations may be made by specific title or by subject area. User input determines what is captioned for CFV.

U.S. Department of Education - Approved Captioning Service Vendors (NADH-11)
Names, addresses, and phone/fax numbers of captioning agencies who have successfully completed an evaluation by the NAD and are approved by the Department to perform CFV captioning work.

Captioning Evaluation (NADH-27)
Preliminary information provided to captioning agencies who want to apply for the U.S. Department of Education "Approved Captioning Service Vendor" list. Requirements for format, text, rate, method and style, and editing are reviewed.

Captioning: General

Deaf Travelers on the Superhighway of Information (NADH-8)
Reprinted from AIME News, February, 1994. Provides statistical and general information related to the access of deaf persons to the Superhighway. Also reviews captioning considerations for video producers.

Video Captioning: Who Benefits? (NADH-15)
Reviews the requirements of the law, the benefits of captioning, and difference between "open" and "closed" video captioning.

Captioning Preferences (NADH-3)
Reprinted from the NAD Broadcaster, June, 1994. A Gallaudet University questionnaire determines the deaf viewer's opinions about format features of current and future captioned television.

Caption Features for Indicating Non-Speech Information: Research toward Standardization (Preliminary Results) (NADH-4)
Preferences of the deaf community for captioning music, sound effects, singing, whispered speech, and other. Research conducted by Gallaudet University.

Must We Put Up With Poor Captioning? (NADH-6)
Reprinted from the Silent News, July, 1994. Frustrations of a deaf person in New York.

Planning to Upgrade Your Caption Decoder? (NADH-7)
Reprinted from the Silent News, March, 1994. Reasons for retiring old TeleCaption adapters.

Captioning Service Providers (NADH-10)
Names, addresses, and phone/fax numbers of captioning agencies across the United States.

TV Decoder Circuitry Act (NADH-13)
Basic information and provisions of the 1990 law requiring built-in decoder circuitry are presented on one-half page.

Communicating Access: The Case for Closed Captioning Videotapes (NADH-16)
Reprinted from National Video Resources Reports, December, 1994. How captioning removes communication barriers, the value of captioned videos for groups such as English as a Second Langauge, selecting a captioning vendor, and other information.

ADA, the Decoder Circuitry Act, and Communication Access (NADH-17)
Reprints and other information regarding requirements of the law. Suggestions for implementation of equal communication access.

Video Producer/Distributor Captioning Survey Results (NADH-21)
In October 1994, the NAD sent a survey to several hundred producers/distributors of educational and general interest videocassettes. Compiled responses provide insight into the number of videocassetes being captioned and the degree of interest from buyers for closed-captioned videos.


Free Materials and Information (NADH-20)
Additional copy of this form.

The National Association of the Deaf (NADP-1)
This brochure overviews the mission and programs of the NAD. Contains a membership form.

For More Information:

Captioned Films/Videos Program
1447 E. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(803) 576-9303 voice
(803) 576-9175 TTY
(803) 576-9228
Visti the CFV web site at

Uploaded by: Melissa Close/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major.