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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking nominations for the sixth Chairman's Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman's AAA). The reception of nominations is open until April 13, 2017. 

Cartoons. Subtitle on a tv screen: "Favorite."  A Braille display in front of the TV.
 

Last November, we had the wonderful opportunity of meeting the Educational Vision Services (EVS) team in New York, during their Chancellor’s Conference Day Staff Development.  

Maria Diaz, of long brown her, smiles
 

At Dicapta we are very proud with Maria V. Diaz's, our CEO, appointment to the Federal Communications Commission's Disability Advisory Committee. 

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Dicapta has received resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, through the Administration for Community Living (ACL), to develop a Digital Aided Description tool that will offer an inviting and accessible experience for students with visual impairments to collaborate with sighted peers and teachers in creating descriptions of pictures and other images from their own reading, lessons, and classroom experience. 

2 women talk. Over their picture the CTD symbol
 

The Center on Technology and Disability - CTD- released its video production Transition - The Path to College.  This video was produced in Spanish by Dicapta for the CTD.  It addresses the need of information among Hispanic/Latino children with disabilities and their families about this important step: going to college.

Judy Matthews and her guide dog Keets
 

By our advisory group member and friend Juddy Matthews.

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.

Girl and a woman look a laptop screen
 

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.”

A cloud with Braille characters floats over a smartphone. Underneath "GoCC4All"
 

Through the years, we have provided access to audiovisual media for people with sensory disabilities. We have worked closely with people who are deaf-blind and it has inspired us to find solutions for their needs.

Girl with headphones listens video on a tablet. A descriptive phrase comes out of the headphones
 

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.