Spanish-language versions of fan favorites Sesame Street, and Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck will now be available with descriptive audio and captions through a collaboration with Dicapta and funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the Sesame-branded series, will also include expanded accessibility for Plaza Sesamo, Listos a Jugar, Pequenas Aventureras, Monstruos en Red, Elmo and Tango’s Mysterious Mysteries, and The Furchester Hotel, all of which are available on Plaza Sesamo’s YouTube channel.
Additionally, the collaboration with Dicapta includes the creation of descriptive audio and ASL versionings of “The Feelings Garden,” “Me & My Grown-Up,” and “I Notice, I Feel, I Can” featuring the beloved Muppets of Sesame Street. The videos, available on Sesame Workshop’sYouTube channel, are part of the organization’s response to the growing mental health crisis for young children, and introduce emotional well-being content for families. Sesame Workshop will continue to roll out descriptive audio and ASL versions of content covering topics such as school readiness, financial education, and professional development.
“At Sesame Workshop, we are committed to providing engaging content to help all childrengrow smarter, stronger and kinder,” said Whit Higgins, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Enterprises, Sesame Workshop. “We address critical needs through a wide range of activities and resources on multiple platforms to reach our audience wherever they are. We are thrilled to work with Dicapta to increase access for children with disabilities.”
“Dicapta has been providing accessibility services to the Latinx community with disabilities for nearly two decades,” shared Maria-Victoria Diaz, CEO and President of Dicapta. “Our partnership with Sesame Workshop, under our EnhAccess project, helps us advance our mission – to provide accessible content to families in the U.S. It’s an honor to now be providing access to content from such an iconic and engaging brand. We look forward to our ongoing partnership and to continue increasing accessibility through our work.”