Center for Accessibility

Uncensored: Taboo Trivia

UNCENSORED: Taboo Trivia

Calling all trivia buffs and fans of freedom! Come play a game of trivia with questions about the books, films, and art that broke the rules. Bring your friends and make new ones, win prizes, and have fun! This program is designed with adults of all abilities in mind. Location of the event will be announced soon.
People and Stories

People and Stories: Reading Deeply In Community

You don't have to love reading to enjoy a great story. People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos adult literature program comes to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This unique reading and discussion group brings community together for a deep exploration of short stories.  The stories cover a broad range of topics. We invite you to bring your own perspective to this four-session program. Your opinions, insights, and life experiences are valued and encouraged!
Art of Being Deaf book cover

Book Club in American Sign Language

Book discussion in American Sign Language, facilitated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen, in room 221.   We will discuss The Art of Being Deaf  by Donna McDonald. Let us know if you will need voice interpreting or other accommodation.

JAWS Software Classes

Designed for computer users with vision loss, JAWS is a software program that reads the information on a computer screen using a synthesized voice. Free JAWS classes are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am, 11:30am and 2:00pm at the DCPL Center for Accessibility in room 215 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Participants take one class a week and the class series runs from September 21st to December 1.

Eyes-Free Family Yoga

Instructors from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes will help us kick-off the Summer Reading Program with some healthy yoga for people who are blind or visually impaired, and their families and friends!

Eyes-Free Yoga

Instructors from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes will lead a yoga class for people who are blind or visually impaired. The class will maximize verbal description and hands-on assistance with yoga poses. Participants can bring their own mats, but other yoga accessories that will help participants achieve and hold the poses comfortably will be provided. Class will be held on the lower level in room A10, from 1:30 p.m.
Picture of pair of headphones, with rainbow colored books between the earpads

Listen Up: Talking Book Club Wants Audiobook Fans!

If you love listening to audiobooks, meet up with The Talking Book Club. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, in the Center for Accessibility (Room 215), to discuss audiobooks that spark good conversation! To get more information and know what we are reading next, call 202-727-2142.
Storyteller Baba C

Storyteller Baba C

The Honorable Baba-C, GMS entertains with his unique blend of interactive storytelling, narrative and song, chants and games celebrating the oral traditions of the African Diaspora. For ages 5-8 The program will take place on the second floor in the Center for Accessibility - Room 215.
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 6 - August 15, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.     
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Any skill level is welcome to join the class to review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. The class is FREE. No need to register. However since space is limited, participation is limited to those who show up early enough to get a seat in the class. The class runs weekly from June 11 - August 13, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. in the Center for Accessibility Learning Lab, room 215.   

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