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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted an above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important to be prepared: have supplies on hand, make a family emergency plan, prepare your home, and have complete information on evacuating and shelter options.

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COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted the way we all relate and communicate. Due to social distancing, virtual tools have become more prevalent for working, studying, staying informed and communicating with family and friends, just to mention a few areas. For certain people, such as those with deaf-blindness, distancing presents great challenges for communication.

A woman floats in the air with her right arm and leg stretched and her left arm and leg bended. She wears a jacket, a pair of pants and a pair of sneakers, and carries a backpack. She is on a dirt path between tall tries and faces the ocean ahead.
 

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco is providing an opportunity for legally blind adventurous individuals from anywhere in the world to receive up to a $25,000 award for them to explore the world and push their limits.

Angela Roth, with abundan black hair, big black eyes smiles. She wears a black jacket over a purple top.
 

Our dear friend Angela Roth, CEO of ASL Services Holdings, is presented with the Puerto Rican Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award at The 7th Women Who Lead SummitTM, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This year’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding female entrepreneurship and business leadership in the Puerto Rican Latino community.

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A great talent is shinning! Kodi Lee won season 14 of America's Got Talent last week.

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If you are a user of captions, remember that you can always send your comments about problems with captioned programs to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Have you ever wondered how people who are deaf-blind communicate among themselves? There are diverse communication methods that use, for example, variations of sign language, tactile alphabets or Braille displays. The disadvantage of those methods is that most of them require of an interpreter and the methods themselves limit the spontaneity of a conversation. That started to change in 2007, when a group of deaf-blind people in Seattle thought of a way of interacting directly among themselves. 

On the right a man does sign language. On the left, over a purple background the  following text: Porque en Canal 22 somos incluyentes
 

Since last year, Canal 22 Internacional offers a programming slot with accessibility on Saturdays and Sundays. To promote it, the station has launched a video clip showcasing the accessibility features in action.  Ricardo López, a fantastic member of our advisory group, who is deaf and works at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University, joined the effort by bringing ASL to the table. Now the video clip es accessible for all! 

2 women seated in front of a table touching Braille displays.
 

Last month Dicapta Foundation's development team visited the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC) for a new training session of our GoCC4All technology. GoCC4All is a solution that integrates hardware and software to deliver TV captions to a Braille display.