App helps deaf, blind to access TV programming, emergency alerts

App helps deaf, blind to access TV programming, emergency alerts

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The DiCapta Foundation, an organization that is part of the Incubator at the University of Central Florida, has developed an app to help the blind deaf community tune into television.


What you need to know

  • App helps people in the deafblind community
  • GoCC4All provides access to TV programming and emergency alerts

  • App is made through the DiCapta Foundation

Maria Diaz, a nonprofit board member, said she helped start the foundation and created GoCC4All to help the deafblind community.

“Hearing impaired is what prompted my curiosity about accessibility service to support my own community,” said Diaz.

Diaz has worked hard to maintain the foundation, receive grants to fund it, and create the app. The app was created through grants from the Helen Keller Foundation and the health department.

The app delivers emergency alerts in accessible formats to people with deafblindness.

There is a feature in the app called SOS that a user can send their location to if caught in an emergency.

Diaz said donations are needed to continue to support the deafblind community.

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