Jason Stark, Champion of Equity

From the Jan/Feb 2021 issue of Equity & Access Pre K-12

Jason Stark has devoted his entire career to ensuring equal access for students who are deaf and blind through accessible educational media. Under his guidance, DCMP brought captioned and described streaming video into classrooms and homes years before YouTube or Netflix, and becamea leading authority on media accessibility. Jason has helped make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and their families and teachers by helping to make sure they have the same opportunities as their hearing and sighted peers.

“High-quality accessibility features are the key to opening up a world of information for students with disabilities. Content creators, educators, and parents must each do their part to ensure these students are not left behind.” — Jason Stark

Jason helped plan and design innovative technology systems that delivered the first streaming of captioned classic movies as well as the first provision of a free-loan service of streamed captioned and described educational media. Under his guidance, the DCMP platform has been expanded to include direct service to students, enabling them to take more control over their own learning both in the classroom and “on the go.”

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