Center for Accessibility

Digital Book Club in American Sign Language

Love to read and talk about books? Have an eReader?  Want to learn how to download and enjoy a book using an eReader? If so, please join us for a discussion in American Sign Language of this year's DC Reads selection, Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: the Lion of Anacostia by premier young historian and former Washington Times reporter, John Muller.

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Beginning Level American Sign Language. 100+ ASL vocabulary and rules of grammar.Free and open to the public. No need to register.Instructor: Cheryl LewisRoom A-9.

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language

Beginning Level American Sign Language. 100+ ASL vocabulary and rules of grammar.Free and open to the public. No need to register.Instructor: Andrew StewartRoom A-9.

History and Etymology of American Sign Language

Celebrate Clerc-Gallaudet Week (Dec. 1-7)!Linguist Emily Shaw, Ph.D., will speak on the history of American Sign Language (ASL) and its roots in French Sign Language (LSF).  ASL and voice interpreters will be present.Adaptive Services Division, Room 215More information, call 202-559-5368, voice or videophone.

2013 Mayor’s Annual Disability Awareness Expo

This free event is for all the D.C.

ASL Story Hour

The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri Why is the little squirrel is so busy he doesn’t have time for his friends today?   Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign the story in ASL at the West End Neighborhood Library. After the story, enjoy craft activities related to the story.ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.

Accessibility Camp DC

Fifth annual un-conference on improving web accessibility.

Talking Book Club

We will discuss Shadows of Glory, by Owen Parry.  In 1862, Major Abel Jones from Faded Coat of Blue is sent to upstate New York by President Lincoln to investigate two murders of federal

Talking Book Club

We will discuss the DC Reads selection, Frederick Douglass in Washington, D. C.: The Lion of Anacostia, by John Muller.  Douglass has been chosen to represent the District of Columbia in Statuary Hall in the U.S.

Talking Book Club

Broken Harbor by Tana French is our selection for August.  Dublin murder detective Mick Kennedy and his new partner Richie Curran investigate a case in the neighborhood where Kennedy's childhood took a dark turn. The two puzzle over the deaths of a father and his small children, as doctors work to revive the wounded mother. Bestseller. 2012.

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