Center for Accessibility

ASL Story Hour

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign the story in ASL. After the story, the Children's Division librarians will lead craft activities.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love will be present.Children's Division Programming Room, Room 200.For information, call 202-727-1248.

The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making

In celebration of Deaf History Month (March 13 - April 15), we're hosting an author talk with Melvia M. and Ronald E. Nomeland on their book, The Deaf Community in America: History in the MakingThey will also discuss overcoming medical and pathological models in education and society and the humanization of deafness. ASL and voice interpreted. 

Low Vision Independence Through Arts & Culture

What Art Form Makes You Happy?Participants will share their favorite art form, examples encouraged.  This may be an art form you create, or appreciate of someone else's creations.We will also have a brief visit from Kathy Gosslein, Administrator of NFB Newsline for D.C. Kathy will tell us what Newsline is and a little about how to use it.  Anyone registered with the Library for the Blind is eligible for Newsline, and Kathy's presentation will be valuable for Maryland and Virginia residents, as well as those in D.C.

Talking Book Club

The Talking Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month in the Adaptive Services Division, Room 215.  Brown bag lunches are welcome, and we provide coffee, tea and cold water.  We generally end around 12:30 p.m

The Creative Arts Program at Walter Reed

After showing of Warrior Champions: From Baghdad to Beijing, in Room A5, we will host a presentation and panel discussion, “The Creative Arts Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center." It will be 

'From Baghdad to Beijing' and The Creative Arts Program at Walter Reed

In Room A5, we will be showing a free captioned film:

Intermediate Level American Sign Language

Have fun practicing your American Sign Language skills. FREE. No registration required. Walk in any time. Class continues indefinitely.Instructor: Linda McCrimmon.Second floor, East Lobby.

Second Annual Reelabilities D.C. Metro Disabilities Film Festival

Watch the film Finding Nemo and participate in a disability-related discussion around the film.Ages 5 and older.

The DC Public Library Celebrates Clerc-Gallaudet Week

Program, Great Hall:Welcome to the DC Public LibraryJanice Rosen, Librarian for the Deaf CommunityBrief RemarksDr. T. Alan Hurwitz, President, Gallaudet UniversityBrief remarks honoring the birthdays of Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, followed by his special donation to the DC Public Library of a book collection commemorating deaf history, deaf culture, American Sign Language and the University’s upcoming 150th anniversary.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair for People with and without Disabilities

The Adaptive Services Division of the DC Public Library will host a DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair in the Great Hall. The DIY Fair will be a celebration of creativity for people with and without disabilities.You can register for the DIY Fair through Eventbrite.