Making your audiovisual production accessible
Since its creation, Dicapta has focused on developing technology to make the creation of accessibility elements more effective and efficient. The result of these efforts are the creation of several technologies that serve the community as well us our internal customers. From facilitating the delivery of accessibility assets, the creation of audio descriptions or automating captions quality control, our technologies always have the end user in mind.
Because EQUAL Access to Media is a MUST in today's media landscape
STORE & EXCHANGE YOUR ACCESSIBILITY ASSETS
Access to CC and AD
REGARDLESS OF COUNTRY, DISTRIBUTOR, OR PLATFORM
TO USE IN AUGMENTED REALITY OR SECOND SCREEN INNOVATIONS
The All4Access clearinghouse aims to increase access using technology.
The clearinghouse can store and share different types of accessibility elements, such as captions, audio description, and ASL. It makes it easier to reuse accessibility, minimizing costs for audiovisual content owners and increasing access for content users. The accessibility in the All4Access clearinghouse can be synchronized with media content anytime, anywhere, by anyone who needs it.
Use the All4Access app on your mobile device to synchronize and play accessibility elements associated with media content.
With All4Access, users can easily enjoy content with the accessibility they need (captions, audio description, ASL, etc.) regardless of where the content is played (television, streaming, movie theaters, etc.), as long as the accessibility elements are stored in the All4Access clearinghouse. People who are deaf-blind can access the caption streams using their braille display.
The app was developed by Dicapta and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and was partly funded by the U.S. Department of Education under the Television Access grant.
Delivering emergency alerts and TV captions in an accessible way
TIMELY DELIVERY OF GEOLOCATED ALERTS
SENDING USER LOCATION TO EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Live TV Captions
READ CAPTIONS USING SCREEN, BRAILLE DISPLAY OR VOICE-OVER
GoCC4All is an app designed to deliver emergency alerts and TV captions in an accessible way to individuals with disabilities, especially those who are deaf-blind.
The emergency module delivers geolocated alerts from the Integrated Public Warning and Warning System (IPAWS). It also permits the provision of an emergency contact, who will receive the user's extreme and severe alerts along with the user's location. Its SOS feature allows sending the user's location to the emergency contact at any time. The TV module provides access to live TV captions using a braille display or a mobile device's screen or voice-over function. Users can easily customize GoCC4ll to fit their braille display setup.
GoCc4All was developed by Dicapta Foundation, Dicapta Corporation's social enterprise, and was tested and improved in collaboration with the Hellen Keller National Center (HKNC). IPAWS is a national emergency alert system managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). GoCC4All was developed with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) under the grant #90IFDV0004-01-00.
Proprietary administrative platform to monitor company's workflows
EASES THE CONTROL OF ALL PROCESSES
CLIENTS CONVERGE ON THE PLATFORM
WORKFLOW CONTROLLED IN REAL-TIME
Dicapta developed a proprietary administrative platform to monitor the company's workflows.
From closed captioning to audio description, accessible real-time conferences, dubbing, and subtitling, the platform facilitates control of all the processes that make up the workflow. The client, the administrator at Dicapta, and the professional and technical personnel working in the production processes converge on the platform to maintain real-time, structured production control.
The link to this platform is private and restricted to authorized personnel.
Speech-to-Text based captioning, captioning performance, educational technologies
Cloud & Captioning
AUTOMATED CAPTIONING SYSTEM FOR TV STATIONS
CAPTIONING PERFORMANCE SUPERVISOR
DIGITAL AIDED DESCRIPTION COLLABORATIVE TOOL
C&CC Cloud & Captioning
C&CC is an inexpensive and easy way to generate captions made possible by integrating machine learning algorithms with a speech-to-text system on the cloud. The system learns from the peculiarities of a TV station and its narration style to generate the captions.
Closed Captioning Performance Supervisor
Our Closed Captioning Performance Supervisor reviews captions delivered in real-time by video broadcasters and provides the metrics needed to comply with federal regulations. Additionally, it gives immediate feedback if something goes wrong.
According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rule 79.1, video producers, programmers, and distributors are required to monitor and maintain records and information on activities that ensure that the delivery of closed captioning to viewers comply with the defined criteria for quality standards for closed captioning.
Digital Aided Descriptions (DAD) Platform
The Digital Aided Descriptions (DAD) web-based platform allows students to create, as a team, descriptions for images that may either be selected by a teacher or suggested by the platform. DAD promises outstanding results when used in a diverse classroom. Instead of the teacher needing to fully describe images for blind or visually impaired students, sighted children work with visually impaired children to develop comprehensive descriptions. This way, all the children involved will enhance their vocabulary while developing collaborative skills. The tool allows the teacher to monitor, read, and correct the students' work in real-time.
Phase 1 of this project was developed with funds from a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90BI0027).