Center for Accessibility

Turtle Dance Music

Turtle Dance Music

Turtle Dance Music is bringing its Sensory-Friendly Music and Movement Show to the Martin Luther King Library. The show is designed to be inclusive for all children, including those on the Autism Spectrum. Children engage through songs, movement, stories, projections, and interactive music technology. This 60-minute sensory experience helps kids learn and have a fun at the same time.

Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tech Talk Tuesdays take place 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.
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Friday Lunch and Learn

Friday Lunch and Learn is an hour-long bring-your-own brown-bag lunch and Adaptive Technology discussion held in room 215, Center for Accessibility at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. It is an opportunity for people enrolled in the JAWS classes to share information.
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Saturday Technology Training Session

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware, and systems (like screen readers, speech-to-text, and video-relay-services), but also any procedure for success or approach to achieving a goal that is important to participants.
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Book Club in American Sign Language

Join us for a discussion in American Sign Language of Paula Hawkins' thriller The Girl on the Train, facilitated by Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen. The discussion will be held on the second floor in room 215- The Center for Accessibility.
Social Justice Sneakers exhibit

Social Justice Sneakers: Walk in Someone Else's Shoes

In Celebration of King Week and Black History MSocial Justice Sneakers:   Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes   On display in the  GREAT HALL   Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library  January 19 – February 28, 2016  ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:  

Wikipedia Accessibility Event

If you need accommodation to attend this program, including American Sign Language Interpretation, please contact us as early as possible. Our accommodation statement is: http://dclibrary.org/node/2095 .   Please come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Center for Accessibility, room 215, on Saturday January 23rd from 1pm to 4pm to participate in a discussion on the accessibility of Wikipedia.  
Sign Language Alphabet

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Join us in this beginners-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. Feel free to stay for the Intermediate level which follows right after this one on Monday evenings.  The class is FREE but space is limited to 25 people per class.  Please contact us to reserve your place.  Instructors: Cole Huff and Steven Titlebaum.   

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