GoCC4All technology training at the Helen Keller National Center
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.
Dicapta's President appointed for a second term with the FCC's Disability Advisory Committee
We are honored to have Maria Victoria Diaz, Dicapta's President, appointed for a second term with the FCC's Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability matters specified by the Federal Communications Commission.
The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTS released the DARE Index 2017-2018
G3ict The Global Initiative for Inclusive Accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) released its Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation (DARE) Index 2017-2018 last month. The index measures the progress made by the 177 countries, that signed the 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), in promoting and implementing digital accessibility.
Mandatory additional hours of video description on TV starting July
Starting July 4th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) increased the mandatory number of hours of video description that TV stations and networks have to provide. Previously, the mandatory number of hours per quarter during prime time or children’s programming was 50. Now, in addition to those 50 hours, the networks have to provide 37.5 hours per quarter between 6 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.
Doctor Juanita Rodriguez presents results of 2 of our Accessibility Projects at Edulearn18
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.
We take our sensory experiences for granted
When I was born I was diagnosed with grade III microtia and atresia on my left side and I had a shorter jawbone on that side too. I realized just recently how hard that was for my parents. I was their first child and when they saw their baby missing her left ear, their world crumbled. Fortunately, that has not been a big deal for me. When I was a child, kids sometimes were cruel; but I had opportunities for revenge.
Dicapta Joins the Global Accessibility Awareness Day by Launching an Awareness Campaign
Today is the 7th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) and Dicapta is joining this awareness day by launching a campaign to inform Spanish-speaking children who are deaf, blind, deaf-blind or have some degree of hearing and vision impairment, and their parents, about the availability of audio description and closed caption services in Spanish and how they can access them.
American Council of the Blind update on the work toward a certification for Audio Descriptors
There has been talk about audio description certification for a while. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has taken the lead and started working with the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) toward accomplishing that.
Dicapta translates into Spanish and in real time the speech of the State of the Union for HITN
Last Wednesday January 30th, we had the opportunity to do the dubbing in real time for HITN of President Trump’s speech of the State of the Union.