Blog - Culture and Entertaiment

Animated image. Alma stands in front of her house. She holds and hugs a small white dog with brown ears. Her mother and father stand next to her. Her father carries Alma’s little brother on his shoulder.  Alma and her family have tan skin and brown hair and eyes.

Alma’s Way, the new series from Fred Rogers Productions and created by Sonia Manzano, gives children ages 4-6 the tools to find their own answers, express what they think and feel, and recognize and respect the unique perspective of others while showcasing a diversity of cultures and flavors in its Spanish audio track version. The Spanish version of Alma's Way is made possible through a partnership between Fred Rogers Productions, Timeline Digital and Dicapta.

Festival logo: a camera roll, within 3 incomplete circles. Text: Ibero-American Film Festival Miami 2021 Brings Accessibility to the main stage. November 5 and 6. Underneath the text appear the icons for captions, audio description and ASL.

You are invited to the 4th Ibero-American Film Festival Miami (IAFFM), November 3rd trough the 7th. The IAFFM, in collaboration with Dicapta, is bringing accessibility to the main stage. It will present several films with audio description (AD) and captions in Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL), and a panel with . Entrance is free for audiences with sensory disabilities and their families, but registration is required. It is a unique opportunity for the audience to experience the impact of accessibility and to learn how filmmakers can create more inclusive productions. 

Cartoon of a pirate boy. On the right, on a mobile phone screen, a girl does sign language. In orange letters the word Nickelodeon appears at the bottom of the phone screen.

This Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Nickelodeon Latin America presents in Mexico the TV special "Fanáticos del Agua" totally accessible for children with visual and/or hearing disabilities through Access4All. Dicapta is proud to participate in this initiative that allows children with visual and/or hearing disabilities to watch a special of their favorite TV programs without missing anything.

A person holds a clapper. Next to it, the following phrase appears “inclusion through film.”

This week, the inclusive film festival WeCamFest is held online. It presents a selection of 45 films from 23 countries, all with themes around disability. WeCamFest is organized in Colombia by the CIREC Foundation, and the Social Cinema Foundation. The objective of the festival is to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in Latin America, and the world, through cinema.

Black letters over white background: #deafblindtalent

Last Thursday, June 26th, was the live projection on YouTube of the film Feeling Through. It gathered an audience of over 500 people not only from all over the US but also from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Nepal, United Kingdom, Norway, and Canada. It’s impressive to see how this short film attracts and moves audiences everywhere. 

Several microphones lighted by stage lights. The sign language icon floats next to a microphone on the left. A phrase on the top right says Timucua Arts Foundation.

We are very happy to share with you that Timucua Arts Foundation is offering a new series of vocal music performances interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) for the deaf and hard of hearing. The series features two concerts by contemporary Jazz vocalists, one classical voice recital, and a performance by the Helena collective, a contemporary vocal ensemble. The series is made possible in part by an Accessibility grant from United Arts of Central Florida.

Theater. The Addams Family scene. Subtitles appear on a transparent lectern.

Since December 3rd the fun Broadway show, The Addams Family, is being presented with accessibility in the theater Teatro Calderon of Madrid.  Thanks to an innovative technology called Stage-Sync, people with auditive and visual disabilities, can now enjoy this show as much as people without disabilities.

Christmas ornament with pine branches and cones, stars and hearts over brown wood

The busy Holiday season has started! I personally cherish my childhood memories of the fun during this time of the year; the lights, the presents, the food, the music and the special events.  Just last year, I attended A Christmas Carol performance and that was like magic!  I was transported to another time.  I left the theater walking on clouds and feeling inspired and happy.

playing cards spread on a surface, an ace on top

Last month, the documentary Dealt opened in selected movie theaters.  It is being presented with audio description.  That alone is not news, most new movies shown in theaters now have audio description available. In this case, it is more important to have audio description because of the remarkable person that Dealt tells us about: Richard Turner.