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We Will Not Go Quietly- Another Denial of Access

Judy Matthews and her guide dog Keets
 

By our advisory group member and friend Judy Mathews.

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.

Dicapta Receives Resources for Technology Innovation

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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, through the Administration for Community Living (ACL), has given Dicapta resources for the first stage of its project “Digital Aided Descriptions (DAD): An application to encourage learning through creativity and dialogue.”

Discovery en la Escuela Content Now Accessible

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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.

Approaching Deadline to Submit Comments to Department of Justice on Web Accessibility of State and Local Government Entities

A man holds an open laptop.  On the screen the word
 

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.

FCC Proposes to Expand Video Description Rules

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On March 31st, the Federal Communications Commission released proposed changes to video description rules “…to expand the availability of -- and consumer access to -- video described programming.”