Center for Accessibility

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!

Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world?  Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month.
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6th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Forum

This two day event will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 and Saturday, October 25, 2014.
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6th Annual Moving Forward Together Secondary Transition Community Fair

All D.C. schools - DCPS, Charter, & Non-publics - serving D.C. students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and disabilities are invited to bring their students to this two-day event to prepare for the future and prepare for a successful transition into employment, post-secondary education, and independence. Activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday include: Performing arts session with music and dance Explore artistic and creative ways to express your unique strengths, needs and goals Interactive scavenger hunt with exhibitors
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Design-athon Lightning Talks Kickoff

Design-athon Lightning Talks Kickoff, Wednesday, Nov. 5 2014 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, MLK library.   If you need accommodation including American Sign Language interpretation, please contact us as soon as possible.  Our accomodation statement is here:  

2014 Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Exposition

The DC Commission on Persons with Disabilities and community partners present the 2014 Mayor's Annual Disability Awareness Exposition. This free event, held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is for: all D.C. residents with a disability advocates caregivers providers To: share information and valuable resources build new relationships participate in fun, relaxing, and empowering activities. This event will feature more than 30 public and private programs and service providers.

Adaptive Services Banned Books Week Screening of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

In honor of the 2014 Banned Books Week celebration, The Adaptive Services Department 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).

Author Visit: Cece Bell

Author and illustrator Cece Bell has produced several books in the past and has even garnered a Geisel Honor for one of her books,

Lets Communicate in American Sign Language

Beginning Level. 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar.  Any level is welcome to join the class, review, learn new signs. FREE and open to the public.No need to register. Instructor: Cheryl Lewis.Room A-10 (Lower Level)Questions?  Call 202-559-5368 or email

Author Visit: Cece Bell

Award-winning author and illustrator Cece Bell will talk about her latest book, El Deafo, a graphic novel that describes her experiences growing up deaf in the 1970s. As a child, Cece felt like she was a superhero with the special powers from her hearing aid. So she called herself, "El Deafo."