Blog - Regulation

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. 

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released disability training materials that focus on the rights and responsibilities of passengers with disabilities. These materials are intended to be used by both the airline personnel and the traveling public, and are available at the DOT website.

Icons on a TV screen. Some of them are Netflix, YouTube and Pandora

The deadline to implement the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) accessibility requirements for controls, menus, and program guides for TVs, set-top boxes and other devices was reached on December 20th.

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On November 22, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced regulations to clarify a public accommodation obligation to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services for people with disabilities.

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.

Closed caption symbol. The letters "cc" in white over a black background.

Today new rules governing the responsibilities of video programming distributors (VPDs) and video programmers for television closed captioning enter into effect. 

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August 8th is the deadline to submit comments to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SANPRM) titled Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities. In other words, the DOJ is looking for comments on the regulation implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that applies to accessibility of State and local government entities on the web.

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On June 29th, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the reaching of settlements with 11 education organizations to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities.

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Last March, the Colombian TV National Authority (ANTV) made official the rules for implementation of access systems for the content transmitted on public TV for people with hearing disabilities.