FEMA authorized Dicapta Foundation’s GoCC4All technology to access and disseminate emergency alerts
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.
NBCUniversal Petition for Limited Waiver of Video Description Requirements for USA Network
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a NBCUniversal petition for a limited waiver of video description requirements on behalf of USA Network (USA), owned by NBCUniversal.
Comcast's new remote control allows viewers to change channel with their eyes
Comcast is offering a new fantastic accessibility feature for people with limited mobility . Its new remote control allows viewers to change the channel with their eyes, set a recording, search for a show and more.
2019 FCC Chairman's Awards presented last night
Last night during the M-Enabling Summit the FCC's Chairman, Ajit Pai, announced the winners of this year's Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility. These awards provide the opportunity to give recognition to notable innovations, improvements, and initiatives in accessibility that were introduced into the market during 2019.
Make the Web More Accessible, Add Descriptions to Your Social Media Images
You can do your part to make the web more accessible by adding descriptions to your social media images. We join the eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) by showing you how to add descriptions to the images you publish in 3 social media websites.
Federal Communications Commission Announces Public Forum About Use of Enhanced Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) on Captioning Local News Programs
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a forum regarding the use of Enhanced Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) procedures for live captioning of local news programs. The forum will be on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Eastern Time. It will be webcast with open captioning at www.fcc.gov/live.
Federal Communications Commission Asks for Comments about Video Description to Prepare Report to Congress - This is Your Opportunity to Speak
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing a report to Congress to inform about the availability, use, benefits and cost of video description. The Commission is asking TV stations and broadcast networks, multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), providers of video description, consumers of video description and anybody related to this topic to provide their feedback.
Protactile a way for deaf-blind people to communicate through touch
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.
Canal 22 Internacional Launches Clip Promoting Weekend Accessible Programming Slot
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!