Center for Accessibility

Teen Read Week ASL Workshop

Teen Read Week: ASL Workshop for Teens

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language!   Join us for a special introductory ASL workshop just for teens! Learn the basics in a positive and fun environment. Workshop will take place in the teen space. Questions? Contact the Center for Accessibility by email at, by phone at 202-727-2142, or videophone at 202-559-5368.    

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tech Talk Tuesdays take place on the first, second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 215, Center for Accessibility, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Please check the DCPL calendar for changes during and immediately after holidays.) This meet-up is an opportunity for assistive technology users to get together and share information on specific topics.

Saturday Technology Training Sessions

If you need accommodation to attend these programs, including American Sign Language Interpretation, please contact us as early as possible. Our accommodation statement is available on our website:
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level. The class is FREE. No need to register. Class meets at the Woodridge Neighborhood Library, 1801 Hamlin Street, NE
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Eyes-Free Yoga

Instructors from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes will lead a yoga class designed for people who are blind or visually impaired. The class maximizes verbal description and hands-on assistance with yoga poses.
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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. Event will be held in room A-10 in the A-Level floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. To request accommodations, call 202-727-2142, email, or videophone 202-559-5368.
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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!
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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!