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Lobby. Judy Matthews, from Lighthouse, and 5 people from Dicapta stand together smiling.

By Maria Victoria Diaz

Last week, I had the opportunity to have dinner in the dark on Thursday night. For three years in a row, I had missed the same event organized by Lighthouse Central Florida and Second Harvest Food, but I finally made it!

Glasses and bottles dimly lit by candles

Our friends from Lighthouse Central Florida have partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank, for a 4th year in a row, to host Dining in the Dark on July 27th.  The Orlando Police Department’s SWAT team members are again joining the event as Guest Servers and will be wearing their night-vision goggles to navigate the dinning room.  The event is already sold out, but you can still add your name to the wait list.


If you have a service dog, odds are that you already know what to do when planning to fly with your dog. However, it is still good to remember a few important steps you should take in order to have a smoother trip. These steps are specially important now that there is an increasing number of people traveling with “fake” Emotional Support Animals (ESA).  These people are making it more difficult for the ones with real ESA or guide dogs to fly.


In the past years, Uber and Lyft, which are transportation network companies, have been subject to several lawsuits across the country for failing to provide transportation for people with disabilities.


A few cities around the country are entering into partnerships to provide more flexible transportation services to people with disabilities.


It's not too late to make some beeping Easter Eggs for this Sunday!  The International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators (IABTI) provides easy to follow instructions to make these fancy eggs. Buy the parts you need and then follow just 6 steps to make them.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking nominations for the sixth Chairman's Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman's AAA). The reception of nominations is open until April 13, 2017. 

Cartoons. Subtitle on a tv screen: "Favorite."  A Braille display in front of the TV.

Last November, we had the wonderful opportunity of meeting the Educational Vision Services (EVS) team in New York, during their Chancellor’s Conference Day Staff Development.  

Maria Diaz, of long brown her, smiles

At Dicapta we are very proud with Maria V. Diaz's, our CEO, appointment to the Federal Communications Commission's Disability Advisory Committee.