Center for Accessibility

Second Annual Reelabilities D.C. Metro Disabilities Film Festival

Watch the film Finding Nemo and participate in a disability-related discussion around the film.Ages 5 and older.

The DC Public Library Celebrates Clerc-Gallaudet Week

Program, Great Hall:Welcome to the DC Public LibraryJanice Rosen, Librarian for the Deaf CommunityBrief RemarksDr. T. Alan Hurwitz, President, Gallaudet UniversityBrief remarks honoring the birthdays of Laurent Clerc and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, followed by his special donation to the DC Public Library of a book collection commemorating deaf history, deaf culture, American Sign Language and the University’s upcoming 150th anniversary.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair for People with and without Disabilities

The Adaptive Services Division of the DC Public Library will host a DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair in the Great Hall. The DIY Fair will be a celebration of creativity for people with and without disabilities.You can register for the DIY Fair through Eventbrite.

Transition Community Forum

Transition Community ForumSaturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.DC youth and young adults with disabilities, parents/caregivers, educators, employers, community organizations, government representatives, and community members are invited.Workshops for youth and young adults, parents, educators, employers, community providers.Local resources in employment, education, independent living and more.Interactive youth program (led by LeDerick Horne).Success stories and community building.

Accessibility Hackathon 2

Accessibility Hackathon 2 will bring together young adults with disabilities, and companies that develop accessibility solutions, to provide mentorship and create new adaptive technology solutions.You can register for Accessibility Hackathon 2 through Eventbrite.

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.