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Date: 02/15/2017
Title: We celebrate our CEO’s appointment to the Federal Communications Commission's Disability Advisory Committee

Maria Diaz of long brown her, dark brown eyes and tan skin, smiles with her head slightly tilted to the rightAt Dicapta we are very proud with Maria V. Diaz's, our CEO, appointment to the Federal Communications Commission's Disability Advisory Committee. Maria has more than  20 years experience in the television industry, and is an expert on captioning and video description. Her appointment to the Commission's Disability Committee is a recognition of her relentless work in favor of giving equal access to information to people with visual and hearing disabilities in the Hispanic community.
 
Maria holds Master's degrees in Entertainment Business, a Master's in Project Management, and a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering. She is currently working on her PhD thesis.
 
The Disability Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a variety of disability issues within the Federal Communications Commission's jurisdiction.  Issues considered by the Committee may include:
 
- Telecommunications relay services
- Closed captioning
- Video description
- Access to televised emergency information
- Access to video programming apparatus
- Access to telecommunication services and equipment
- Access to advanced communication services and equipment
- Hearing aid compatibility
- Access to 911 emergency services
- The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
- The impact of IP and other network transitions on people with disabilities
 
María is very proud to be part of the Disability Advisory Committee.  She is ready to discuss topics such as improving equal access to information by making video description more widely available and improving captions quality. She will be happy to hear your ideas and concerns. Don’t hesitate to contact her at advocate@dicapta.com

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