Vocal Music Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language at Timucua Arts Foundation in Orlando

We are very happy to share with you that Timucua Arts Foundation is offering a new series of vocal music performances interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) for the deaf and hard of hearing. The series features two concerts by contemporary Jazz vocalists, one classical voice recital, and a performance by the Helena collective, a contemporary vocal ensemble. The series is made possible in part by an Accessibility grant from United Arts of Central Florida.

WeCamFest Inclusive Film Festival

This week, the inclusive film festival WeCamFest is held online. It presents a selection of 45 films from 23 countries, all with themes around disability. You can get your ticket for the festival here.

Dicapta joins Nickelodeon Latin America in its leadership in favor of audiovisual accessibility for children

This Saturday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Nickelodeon Latin America presents in Mexico the TV special "Fanáticos del Agua" totally accessible for children with visual and/or hearing disabilities through Access4All. Dicapta is proud to participate in this initiative that allows children with visual and/or hearing disabilities to watch a special of their favorite TV programs without missing anything.

Accessibility in Spanish is protagonist of the 4th Ibero-American Film Festival Miami

You are invited to the 4th Ibero-American Film Festival Miami (IAFFM), November 3rd trough the 7th. This year, the IAFFM, in collaboration with Dicapta, is bringing accessibility to the main stage. It will present several films with audio description (AD) and captions in Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL), and a panel with accessibility experts. Entrance is free for audiences with sensory disabilities and their families, but registration is required. It is a unique opportunity for the audience to experience the impact of accessibility and to learn how filmmakers can create more inclusive productions.

Alma’s Way is Available in Spanish, Produced Through a Partnership Between Fred Rogers Productions, Timeline Digital, and Dicapta

Alma’s Way, the new series from Fred Rogers Productions and created by Sonia Manzano, gives children ages 4-6 the tools to find their own answers, express what they think and feel, and recognize and respect the unique perspective of others while showcasing a diversity of cultures and flavors in its Spanish audio track version. Spanish language is nuanced, and each country uses different words and expressions. Based on her own experience growing up in the Bronx, Manzano wanted Alma’s neighborhood to include authentic New York Latino accents. Timeline Digital worked hand-in-hand with Fred Rogers Productions to ensure that the Spanish audio track version reflected that. Put together through a partnership between Timeline Digital and Dicapta,

Deaf Singer Melted Audience Away At America’s Got Talent

Concert audience. People raise their arms and forms a heart with their hands
 

Last Tuesday, the ones watching “America’s Got Talent” were blown away by Mandy Harvey. Mandy came that night with a Sign language translator, and her warm presence on stage was already enough to captivate the audience.  However, when she started singing, her beautiful voice, her perfect pitch, her inspiring song, melted the audience and the judges away! 

Widening of Closed Captioned In-Flight Entertainment Coming Soon

Airplane, Woman with glasses looks forward to the back of a seat in front of her
 

It’s always good to find a variety of movies and TV programs available when you’re flying.  However, for deaf and hard of hearing people it must be very frustrating not to be able to access closed captioning, especially when they know that some of the movies and TV programs on the flight have already been captioned.