Center for Accessibility

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.   
Marsha and the Positrons

Marsha and the Positrons

Through original songs, children learn about health & fitness, science and how the world works.      The audience is encouraged to dance & sing along with guitar player Marsha Goodman-Wood  and D.C. jazz bass player, Wardell Howell.   For ages 5 - 12 This program will take place on the second floor in the Center for Accessibility.
Living the American Indian Experience

Living the American Indian Experience

Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”) is a learning through play experience that educates young kids with culturally appropriate Native American explorations such as pottery creation, jewelry-making and wildlife games.   Papitám is designed and presented by Maryland’s only state recognized Native Nation: the Piscataway.   For ages 8-12

Eyes-Free Yoga

Instructors from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes will lead a yoga class designed for adults 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 to 3 p.m.

Eyes-Free Yoga

Instructors from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes will lead a yoga class designed for adults 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 to 3 p.m.
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 noon to 1 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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