Funded by OSEP- Television Access
Grant H327C150009
Captions and Video Description:
Educational Tools for Hispanic Children with Disabilities
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Dicapta Gets Together with Teachers and Members of the Region One Education Service Center in Texas

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Let’s go to the Movies and Describing Workshops at Saint Joseph School for the Blind

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Teacher training

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Parent workshops

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Description and Captions

Angela Roth

President / CEO and founder of American Sign Language Services Enterprises, parent company over multi-unit companies, including American Sign Language Services Inc (HQ Kissimmee, Florida), ASL Services Latino de Puerto Rico...

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Carlos Martinez

For the last 17 years, Carlos has worked with the Blind Children’s Center as a Mentor Parent and for the last 4 years as a Parents Group Coordinator. Among his responsibilities, he provides resources...

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Clara Berg

Clara is the parent of a young man with hearing and vision loss. She is co-founder and active in the Board of the NYPADB, and co-founder and President of NFADB since 2013. She is leader on topics related...

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Dean Lermen

Dean Lermen is a Journalist Social Communicator, has a Master’s in Political Studies and a Diploma in University Teaching. He was a Director of the Instituto Nacional para Ciegos (INCI) in Colombia. Dean...

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Ileana Rivera

A thirty-year veteran of public broadcasting, Ileana works daily with 43 Latino-controlled stations located in Puerto Rico and 14 states. She is the Director of the Latino Public Radio Consortium (LPRC) Latino Desk at...

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Jaclyn Packer

I am a strong advocate for access for people with disabilities, and I've been involved with research on video description for twenty years. Video description is an important tool that has the potential...

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Juanita Rodriguez

Dr. Juanita Rodríguez has degrees on Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling. She holds a Master’s in Deaf Students Education and Rehabilitation from NY University and a PhD on Curriculum and Deaf Education Teaching from...

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Judy Mathews

Judy Mathews is a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) at Lighthouse Central Florida. She has a Bachelor's in Music therapy and a Master's in visual Disabilities. She has been a member...

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Maria Teresa Velasco

María Teresa is the Education and Inter Institutional Relations Manager for Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic. She is responsible for developing and putting in place initiatives and strategies to bring the...

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Maria Victoria Diaz

María is a founding owner of Dicapta and has more than 20 years' experience in the television industry. As a researcher and developer of video description in Spanish, she is the pioneer of this service in Latin America. She is our project’s director and a member of the Board of Directors of the Described and Captioned...

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Myrna Medina

Myrna has served as California Deaf Blind Services (CDBS) Family Specialist since 2000 supporting families who have a child with deaf-blindness. She is the parent of two children, one of whom was...

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Ricardo López

Ricardo works as an Information Media Specialist at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf/Gallaudet University. Born deaf, he is native of Puerto Rico and fluent in English, Spanish, American Sign Language...

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Susan Laventure

Susan is Executive Director of the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). For over 20 years, she has been a leader in the development of nonprofit...

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Jo Ann McCann

Jo Ann McCann has been an Education Program Specialist with the US Department of Education for more than 25 years and has led the development and support of both captioning and video description...

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