Center for Accessibility

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Saturday Technology Training Sessions

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1:00 pm

Saturday Technology Training Sessions (STTS) meet every other Saturday, with some exceptions, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library in the upstairs conference room. Specific topics of discussion related to adaptive technology and the DC Public Library are announced over the STTS listserv. Please call 202-727-1335 to get on the listserv. March 28 - May 9 will be a speaker series on the topic of Entrepreneurship, Employment and Accessibility. March 28 -- Finding an Idea April 11 -- Finding Customers April 25 -- Finding the Money
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Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:00 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level   Tuesdays 12 - 1 p.m.   Feb. 4 - April 28, 2020    Bring your lunch and join us at Noon for weekly ASL classes in the Library Express Training Room.    This Beginning Level class will cover 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.   Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  
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Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:00 pm

Learn to use your cell phone with accessibility. Tech Talk Tuesday is run with an iOS curriculum from 5 to 6 p.m. and a drop-in clinic with as close to one-on-one help as possible from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You can meet with staff or volunteer trainers for help with iPhone or Android devices and accessibility. Tuesday nights at Library Express, 1990 K Street NW (Entrance on 20th St).
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Wednesday JAWS classes

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:00 am

JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is a screen reading software, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse, that allows users to navigate the Internet, write a document, read email and download books using Microsoft Windows 10.
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VoiceOver for Mac

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 11:00 am

VoiceOver for Mac is a screen reading software that comes installed on Mac laptops and desktops. VoiceOver will allow users who are blind or low vision to listen to a synthesized voice read information that is otherwise displayed visually on the computer screen. VoiceOver for Mac classes are offered at Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library at 7420 Georgia Ave NW. The curriculum goes for 8 classes, each Thursday beginning Feb. 6 through March 27. Classes start at 11 a.m. and are over by 1 p.m.  
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People and Stories / Gente y Cuentos

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2:00 pm

DC Public Library, in partnership with People and Stories/Gente y Cuentos: Reading Deeply in Community, invites you to participate in a program of reading and discussing short stories together for eight weeks.  
Sign Language ABC

Let's Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 12:00 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level   Tuesdays 12 - 1 p.m.   Feb. 4 - April 28, 2020    Bring your lunch and join us at Noon for weekly ASL classes in the Library Express Training Room.    This Beginning Level class will cover 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.   Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.  
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Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:00 pm

Learn to use your cell phone with accessibility. Tech Talk Tuesday is run with an iOS curriculum from 5 to 6 p.m. and a drop-in clinic with as close to one-on-one help as possible from 6 to 7:30 p.m. You can meet with staff or volunteer trainers for help with iPhone or Android devices and accessibility. Tuesday nights at Library Express, 1990 K Street NW (Entrance on 20th St).
This is an image of the JAWS logo, a picture of a computer screen with a shark talking. infront of the computer screen is a box with a shark fin on it.

Wednesday JAWS classes

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 10:00 am

JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is a screen reading software, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse, that allows users to navigate the Internet, write a document, read email and download books using Microsoft Windows 10.
This is a picture of the Apple accessibility logo, a person icon with arms out to the side inside of a circle

VoiceOver for Mac

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 11:00 am

VoiceOver for Mac is a screen reading software that comes installed on Mac laptops and desktops. VoiceOver will allow users who are blind or low vision to listen to a synthesized voice read information that is otherwise displayed visually on the computer screen. VoiceOver for Mac classes are offered at Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library at 7420 Georgia Ave NW. The curriculum goes for 8 classes, each Thursday beginning Feb. 6 through March 27. Classes start at 11 a.m. and are over by 1 p.m.  

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