Center for Accessibility

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ReelAbilities Film Festival

Films by and about people with disabilities

DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival.  Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography. Bipolarized Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Clerc-Gallaudet Week

Clerc-Gallaudet Week

Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts

In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, Dec. 3 - 10, the Center for Accessibility presents "Celebrating the Diversity of the Deaf Community with the Arts" with: Art                                         Tracey Salaway, Professor of Art and Interim Program Director, Art and Media Design, Gallaudet University

Turning the Tide book cover

Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren

Meet the Authors Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle

 Meet the authors! Gina A. Oliva and Linda R. Lytle discuss and sign copies of their book,Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. in Room A-5. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM in Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr, Memorial Library  

Talking Book Club, Sept. 18

'Kinsey and Me,' by Sue Grafton

For this month's Talking

'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Adaptive Services Banned Books Week Screening

In honor of the 2014 Banned Books Week celebration, The Adaptive Services Division will present an audio described screening of

Adaptive Services Braille Literacy Class

Adaptive Services Division is accepting applications for their Braille literacy class on Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting August 9, 2014 – September 27, 2014.This class is for beginning braille users (All ages).

Baltimore's Deaf Heritage

  Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage  with  Kathleen (Kat) Brockway Deaf rights advocate and author of  Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage (Arcadian Publishing, June 2014)  Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6 –  8:30 p.m.  Room A-10 

The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children: The First Teacher of the Deaf in the Philippines

The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children Delia Delight Rice was the first teacher of the deaf in the Philippines and her story is told by one of her adopted children, who is an author, a photographer, and a deaf community leader Ronald M. Hirano Monday, July 14, 2014 6 – 8 p.m. Room 215 (Adaptive Services Division) 

Talking Book Club June 19

'A Long, Fatal Love Chase' by Louisa May Alcott

This romantic cliffhanger about a woman pursued by her ex-lover, a relentless stalker, seems sprung from today's headlines. Yet Alcott (1832-1888) wrote it more than a century and a quarter ago, in 1866 (two years before the appearance of Little Women), only to see it rejected it as ``too sensational'' by the magazine that had requested it. The novel has remained unpublished until now.

'Building Bridges, Crossing Borders'

One Young Deaf Woman's Education

On Sunday, June 8 at 2 p.m., in Room A-5 (Lower Level), author and teacher Ann D.