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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.

Girl with headphones listens video on a tablet. A descriptive phrase comes out of the headphones

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.

Comprende logo. A smiling computer screen stands above the word "Comprende"

Last month, the Colombian Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) announced the completion of the Dicapta Foundation project, “Colombia Comprende.”  This project and three others were funded by the Colombian Ministry of ICT jointly with the Ministry of Culture, through the program, “Crea Digital 2014.”  See the press release at the Ministry of ICT.

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We continued working on new ideas and projects to bring accessible communications to people with hearing and vision disabilities.  We had the privilege to work with long-established partners and enlarge our network with other organizations that share our passion for accessibility. The year ended with the great news of new resources to continue working on our project “Captions and Video Description: Educational Tools for Hispanic Children with Disabilities.”   This was a fruitful year!

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We are thrilled to announce that Dicapta has been awarded a new grant by the US Department of Education.  This grant, sponsored by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, provides funds for the 5-year project, “Captions and Video Description: Educational Tools for Hispanic Children with Disabilities.”