Winter Springs Based Dicapta’s CEO Appointed to the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee

Winter Springs, Fla. — Maria V. Diaz, CEO of Dicapta, an award-winning U.S. provider of digital media aids for people with visual or hearing limitations, was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) for a two-year term.

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau announced their anticipation to renew the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee for a second term in September 2016 and began soliciting applications for membership.  After careful consideration of dozens of applications and nominations only 37 individuals and organizations were selected for the DAC’s second term.

The FCC released a Public Notice Jan. 5 announcing the second term committee members, including Diaz.  The membership consists of a diverse and balanced mix of organizations representing individuals with disabilities, the communications and video programming industries, public safety, trade associations, academics, researchers and other stakeholders.

The Public Notice also set March 21 as a tentative date for the first meeting of the new term committee at FCC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The DAC was established to provide advice and recommendations on a wide array of disability issues within the FCC’s jurisdiction.

Dicapta, a client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, provides services that support access to films, television, news programs and educational media for people with disabilities and for Spanish speakers. Services include electronic subtitles, audio description, dubbing, live dubbing and CART (subtitles broadcast in real time) utilizing cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art processes.    Dicapta serves a wide range of corporate, educational and government agency clients in the U.S., the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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For more information contact  

Maria Diaz, CEO, Dicapta, 407-389-0712,

Rafael Caamano, Associate Director, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-278-4881,;

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142

About Dicapta

Since 2001, Dicapta has focused on providing people with hearing or visual disabilities an opportunity to have equal access to information.  Dicapta is a full service media access company that specializes in the design and implementation of innovative technological solutions for accessible media.     As part of their commitment to accessibility, Dicapta also offers multilingual services to overcome language barriers.  Nationally certified as a Woman-Owned Business with the designation of WBENC, and registered with Orange County and City of Orlando as a Minority Business.

About the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program: 

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1 invested in the program. For more information, visit