Center for Accessibility

Sewing lace

What is Sewing? (Online)

Monday, June 21, 2021, 3:00 pm

One of the technologies offered by the Labs at MLK is sewing machines. Are you curious about how machine sewing works? If so, join us for a virtual program discussing the basics of how it works, what materials are used, and what kinds of machines are at the Labs. 
The Night Watchman

ASL Book Club

Monday, July 12, 2021, 2:00 pm

Do you love to read and talk about books? Are you interested in participating in a book discussion using American Sign Language (ASL)? If so, this book club is for YOU! We meet the second Monday of every other month, from 2 - 3 p.m., via Zoom. The book club is facilitated in ASL by Janice Rosen, Librarian, Center for Accessibility. ASL/voice interpreters will be present. Let us know if you need other reasonable accommodations.
ASL Story Time Blocks

Virtual ASL Story Time!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 2:00 pm

Join us on Facebook Live for American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time with Librarians Ms. Janice and Ms. Jenny! Janice will sign in ASL and Jenny will read aloud from a fun book, then teach some signs from our story, and how to sign the song “The More We Get Together.”  Even though the program is designed for ages 2-5, all are welcome. Automatic captioning will be available.
Photo of a woman with dark curly hair and glasses wearing a floral print dress. She is facing the camera with a slight smile and sits in a powered wheelchair.Book cover with a blue background and illustrations depicting people of various physical abilities, some using mobility devices. Text reads: "Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally, Emily Ladau"

Demystifying Disability with Emily Ladau

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 6:30 pm

Join the Center for Accessibility in conversation with writer and activist Emily Ladau, author of the new book Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally. Register on Zoom to attend: https://dc-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tqsSjeiKT8iRSdwpGbM5dg
Sewing lace

What is Sewing? (Online)

Monday, July 19, 2021, 3:00 pm

One of the technologies offered by the Labs at MLK is sewing machines. Are you curious about how machine sewing works? If so, join us for a virtual program discussing the basics of how it works, what materials are used, and what kinds of machines are at the Labs. 
ASL Story Time Blocks

Virtual ASL Story Time!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 2:00 pm

Join us on Facebook Live for American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time with Librarians Ms. Janice and Ms. Jenny! Janice will sign in ASL and Jenny will read aloud from a fun book, then teach some signs from our story, and how to sign the song “The More We Get Together.”  Even though the program is designed for ages 2-5, all are welcome. Automatic captioning will be available.
Sewing lace

What is Sewing? (Online)

Monday, August 16, 2021, 3:00 pm

One of the technologies offered by the Labs at MLK is sewing machines. Are you curious about how machine sewing works? If so, join us for a virtual program discussing the basics of how it works, what materials are used, and what kinds of machines are at the Labs. 
Transcendebt Kingdom

ASL Book Club

Monday, September 13, 2021, 2:00 pm

Do you love to read and talk about books? Are you interested in participating in a book discussion using American Sign Language(ASL)? If so, this book club is for you! The ASL Book Club meets once every other month, the second Monday of the month, from 2 - 3 p.m., via Zoom. The book club is facilitated in ASL by Janice Rosen, Librarian, Center for Accessibility. ASL/voice interpreters will be present. Let us know if you need other reasonable accommodations. The book for Sept. 13 is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
ASL Story Time Blocks

Virtual ASL Story Time!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 2:00 pm

Join us on Facebook Live for American Sign Language (ASL) Story Time with Librarians Ms. Janice and Ms. Jenny! Janice will sign in ASL and Jenny will read aloud from a fun book, then teach some signs from our story, and how to sign the song “The More We Get Together.”  Even though the program is designed for ages 2-5, all are welcome. Automatic captioning will be available.
Book Club

Talking Book Club

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00 am

Join the Center of Accessibility for Talking Book Club. This book club is targeted toward participants who are blind or low vision, but we are open to any book-lover joining! We will meet on the second Wednesday of every other month. Our next virtual book club meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. - noon. Paisley, a Library Associate for the Center for Accessibility, will host and moderate the Talking Book Club.

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