Dicapta specializes in producing Spanish-language captioning and description for a wide array of the most prominent Latino and Spanish-language media networks.
Dicapta will assist and advise the VDRDC in the area of Spanish-language video description, given that Spanish-speaking students are the largest and most rapidly growing group of English-language learners in schools today.
Maria Diaz will be the Dicapta liaison to the VDRDC and the Description Leadership Network. She will provide consultation on software design in order to ensure its appropriateness for Spanish-language speakers. She will also assist the center to connect with mainstream producers of web-based Spanish-language educational video content. Ms. Diaz is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Close Caption Latina the foremost provider of Spanish language captioning in the United States. She is the Principal Investigator for the U.S. Department of Education’s “Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities” Television Access.