Center for Accessibility

2012 Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Expo

This FREE event is for all the DC residents and consumers with and without a disability to share information and valuable resources; build new relationships; participate in activities that are fun, relaxing and empowering!

Secondary Transition Fair

Please join us for the 4th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Fair and Forum at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. The DC Community is coming together to support youth and young adults with disabilities transitioning into employment, education, and independence.Register here: Transition FairFriday, Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Accessibility Camp DC 2012

Accessibility Camp DC 2012Saturday, October 13, 20129:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Martin Luther King (MLK) Library901 G Street, N.W.Washington DC 20001-4531

Talking Book Club

The Talking Book Club reads a book from the collection of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped each month. Brown bag lunches are welcome at our discussions, with coffee, tea and cold water provided. We normally meet the second Thursday of each month until 12:30 p.m. in room 215 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. For more information, contact the Adaptive Services Division at 202-727-2142 or see the following linked page for details of the book for each month.

Tech Talk Tuesday

Tech Talk Tuesday takes place every first Tuesday in room 215, Adaptive Services, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.This meet-up is an opportunity for adaptive technology users to receive training in specific technologies. Past guest hosts have included Richard Krafsig of TCS Associates offering free training in GW Micro products like the BrailleSense note taker and Window Eyes screen reader.Currently, we are featuring an iPad accessibility training using the Voiceover screen reader, Zoom magnification and accessible apps.

National Forum on Disability Issues Webcast

The 2012 National Forum on Disability Issues will be shown as a webcast in room A5 in the basement of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.Follow the buzz online:On Twitter: Use #NFDI2012 to Tweet.On Facebook: Post comments and photos on the event.The webcast will be open captioned.A PDF version of the Forum Program will be available the day of the Forum. You can download a copy by following this link on the NFDI website.

American Sign Language Story Hour

We will read The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, which will be signed in ASL.Gallaudet University students will sign stories in ASL.

Assistive Technology Expo

Tech "EE" Talk10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.A citywide Assistive Technology Expo for Intellectual DisabilitiesFree and Open to All AgesLEARN! ● EMPOWER! ● SUCCEED!Hands on demonstrationsDroid…PC…iPAD…Apps…GamingSensory Story Times and Crafts for KidsExpert Assistive Technology ExhibitorsAdaptive Services Division, 2nd FloorRegister as a participant at:

Poetry Reading in American Sign Language

Pia Taavila, English Professor at Gallaudet University and CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), reads and discusses her poetry, inspired by growing up in a deaf world of visual imagery. She is the author of Moon on the Meadow (Gallaudet U. Press, 2008), Two Winters (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and Night Watch (forthcoming). ASL and voice interpreters will be present. Adaptive Services Division Room 215.Biographical Information

Adaptive Technology Training Sessions

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