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Zoom Meeting displaying an ASL interpreter, Daniel Palacios and Nefertiti Matos Olivares. On the bottom left, the Youth Disability Global Summit logo.
 

The 24-hour virtual Global Disability Youth Summit (GDYS) was held the past 14 of January. The first one of its kind, the GDYS was a showcase for the innovations that young people with disabilities have created at the regional, local, and global levels. During the event, Nefertiti Matos Olivares, our Partnership Development Coordinator, showcased the capabilities of All4Access. 

HITN and Dicapta logos
 

HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to more than 40 million households across the United States, announced today its partnership with Dicapta to make its programming more accessible to people with sensory disabilities. 

Left side of image: Two men sitting on a bench at night, one of them holding a notebook on his lap. Below, the text Feeling Through a film by Doug Roland. Right side of the image: text Latinos4Access, Watch Party - Para Ti. Below, the audio description icon and the stamp "Spanish" in red letters on the icon. Date: Friday, January 28, 7:00 p.m. via zoom. Dicapta logo.
 

Our first Watch Party Para Ti is this Friday, January 28

We invite you to join our Latinos4Access Facebook group, where we will be presenting our first “Watch Party Para Ti” next Friday, January 28, at 7 p.m. ET. We will start our Watch Parties with the wonderful Oscar-nominated and award winner film: Feeling Through.

Audience seated at a movie theater. On the upper right, the CC and AD symbols. On the bottom left, the Access4All logo and the phrase Cine con Sentido.
 

On December 3, celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we officially launched Cine con Sentido. The main objective of this initiative, conceived by Dicapta and Canal 22 Internacional, is to highlight the benefits of making, offering, and enjoying accessible audiovisual content supporting in this way the inclusion of our Latino community.

Nefertiti Matos headshot. She smiles softly. She has short brown straight hair with bangs, tanned skin, and full lips.
 

Dicapta has appointed Nefertiti Matos Olivares as the new Partnership Development Coordinator of the company. As a subject matter expert on cultural accessibility, Nefertiti will assume responsibilities on December 13, 2021. Mrs. Matos has worked as an Access Technology Educator for the New York Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library during the last seven years, providing one-on-one technology coaching, and facilitating group workshops on tech topics for the blind and low vision community in both English and Spanish.

White background with a few rhombuses. In front of it, Orissa Castellanos stands and smiles. Next to her the Canal 22 logo.
 

On November 18, Canal 22 Internacional, one of our great allies on accessibility in Spanish within the TVAccess project funded by the United States Department of Education, received the Outstanding Contribution in International Accessibility Award from the American Council for the Blind, Audio Description Awards.

Access4All logo. A pair of purple letters "A" are next to each other and slanted toward each other. An aquamarine number 4 is drawn over the letter A on the left. Text below the letters: Access4All.
 

What is the status of audio description in Spanish in the U.S.? What happens with the Secondary Audio Program (SAP) when delivering audio description in Spanish? How can we make better use of existent accessibility assets? All these topics and more are addressed in the conversation that Dr. María Victoria Diaz, Dicapta’s President, had with Carl Richardson and Brian Charlson at their Picture This podcast.

Indoors. Maria Victoria Diaz holds a flute standing next to a music stand.
 

We are thrilled with the most recent podcast episode of Reid My Mind featuring Dicapta's President, Maria Victoria Diaz. Reid My Mind is hosted and produced by Tom Reid. Tom, like Maria Victoria, has Hispanic roots, loves music, advocates for accessibility, and is a tech geek. 

Drawing of a television screen during a news broadcast. A man in a dark suit and dark glasses stands next to a giant screen. At the top, a line of white text with red background says "THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This"
 

On August 11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Telecommunications Commission (FCC) will conduct a national test of emergency alerts. If you are deaf, blind, and/or have hearing or visual disabilities, your help will be very important to inform the FCC about accessibility problems in receiving these alerts.