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Dicapta has received resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, through the Administration for Community Living (ACL), to develop a Digital Aided Description tool that will offer an inviting and accessible experience for students with visual impairments to collaborate with sighted peers and teachers in creating descriptions of pictures and other images from their own reading, lessons, and classroom experience. 

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The Center on Technology and Disability - CTD- released its video production Transition - The Path to College.  This video was produced in Spanish by Dicapta for the CTD.  It addresses the need of information among Hispanic/Latino children with disabilities and their families about this important step: going to college.

Judy Matthews and her guide dog Keets

By our advisory group member and friend Juddy Matthews.

Today started out like any other typical work day, with an early arrival at the office, a brief informational meeting, and taking care of odds and ends.

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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, through the Administration for Community Living (ACL), has given Dicapta resources for the first stage of its project “Digital Aided Descriptions (DAD): An application to encourage learning through creativity and dialogue.”

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Through the years, we have provided access to audiovisual media for people with sensory disabilities. We have worked closely with people who are deaf-blind and it has inspired us to find solutions for their needs.

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Today is a day to celebrate!  We are very pleased to announce that the wonderful audiovisual content of Discovery en la Escuela is accessible starting today.

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A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will occur at 2:20 pm EST on September 28th.  The EAS is a national warning system where information beneficial to the public is broadcast on radio, TV and celullar networks in the event of a national or regional emergency.

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Last month the National Science Foundation (NSF) released its first INCLUDES solicitation. INCLUDES stands for Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science and is an initiative that aims to broaden the inclusion of underserved population in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Women, blacks, Hispanics, and people with disabilities are among the underserved population.

Myrna, her daugther Deloris, her husband Juan and her son Norman in front of a cream covered cake.

By María Victoria Diaz

I had the luck of seeing up close the strength of love and family.  It is the kind of love that you don’t see much and makes us ask ourselves if it is an invention of poets or of Disney’s magic.