Center for Accessibility

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Join us at the Adaptive Services Division for a chance to ignite your creative genius.

ASL Story Hour

Stories, games and fun in American Sign Language with Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen. ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.Questions? email or call voice/video 202-559-5368.

Adaptive Technology Program Discussion

This is a general discussion and information gathering session on adaptive technology and accessibility programming at the library.  

Building Bridges, Crossing Borders: One Young Deaf Woman's Education

Ann D. Getty, teacher and Building Bridges, Crossing Borders: One Young Deaf Woman's Education author, will talk.The lecture is in room A-5 (lower level) and is ASL and voice interpreted. A book signing following the lecture.Questions? 202-559-5368 voice/video or

Film Screening: Preservation of the Sign Language (1913)

George W. Veditz' historic 1913 silent film Preservation of the Sign Language will be shown in the Great Hall.The film is in American Sign Language with no voice or captions. ASL/Voice interpreters will be present. Printed copies in English of the film transcript will be available.Discussion to follow film.

POSTPONED: 'Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren'

POSTPONED until Fall 2014.  Stay tuned for new date.Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle, authors of Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren, will discuss challenges faced by deaf and hard of hearing students in mainstreamed school settings. 

Library Closed March 17

The DC Public Library is closed Monday, March 17 due to the inclement weather.

ASL Story Hour

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign in ASL the story My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language by Emily Arnold McCully.After the story, enjoy craft activities. ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.Questions?

Saturday Technology Training Sessions

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are on the first and third Saturday of each month with a few exceptions for holidays. They are held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.