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Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act reintroduced to U.S. House and Senate

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On September 27, the bipartisan bill Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, aimed to improve services and education opportunities for students who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, visually impaired and deafblind, was reintroduced to the U.S. House and Senate by U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright and David McKinley, along with Senators Edward J. Markey and Shelley Moore Capito.

Another Successful Advisory Group Meeting!

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In early September, Dicapta held its annual meeting with the Advisory Group of the EnhAccess project, TV Access (grant H327C210001) funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Pragda and Dicapta continue their collaboration

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Dicapta is now working on creating audio descriptions for a new group of films from Pragda, the leading educational film distributor for the newest Latin American, Spanish, and Latinx cinema.

Jaclyn Packer, A Tenacious Researcher

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A New Yorker through and through, Dr. Jacki Packer has worked for more than 40 years researching several areas related to disability. 

Huge Breakthrough for Spanish accessibility!

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Senator Edward J. Markey and Representative Anna G. Eshoo have reintroduced the Communications, Video, and Technology Accessibility (CVTA) Act to update and strengthen existing accessibility regulations for Americans with disabilities, and one of the highlights is the inclusion of the audio description in Spanish

Our Watch Parties Have Returned!

Carlos Martínez and Lucy Arguijo

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Watch Parties! These events take place monthly, and they showcase movies in Spanish with open audio description. They are presented for our Facebook group Latinos4Access, which consists of TV and film lovers, most of them with visual disabilities.