During deaf-blind awareness week, we want to highlight the story of Roger Poulin, a deaf-blind hiker from Maine who hiked the Appalachian trail. What a tremendous accomplishment!
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.
Angela Roth, ASL Services Holdings CEO, Named Puerto Rican Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at The 7th Women Who Lead Summit
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.
A great talent is shinning! Kodi Lee won season 14 of America's Got Talent last week.
We are very pleased to announce that on June 11th the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized Dicapta Foundation to access and disseminate emergency alerts using GoCC4All.
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.
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!
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.
Doctor Juanita Rodriguez is presenting the results of our projects "Captions and Video Description: Educational Tools for Hispanic Children with Disabilities," and "DAD: A collaborative platform to encourage learning through creativity and dialogue" at Edulearn18 this week. She will be sharing the project's results with academics from around the world during the Special Education session.