District of Columbia Public Library - Adaptive Technology ProgramThe Adaptive Technology Program provides adaptive technology workstations for people who need them in order to access the programs and services of the District of Columbia Public Libraries. The workstations include adjustable furniture, large screen computer monitors, video magnifiers and software programs that make information accessible to individuals with disabilities. Patrons can call ahead and reserve two-hour sessions at either the computer workstations or at the CCTVs. Introductory training on adaptive technologies is available through orientation sessions with the Adaptive Technology Coordinator and through regular weekly meetings with Volunteer Trainers. Saturday Technology Training Sessions are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The meetings are a chance for people who use adaptive technologies to get together and share information, learn about adaptive technologies, and hear demonstrations of new adaptive technologies and services. Some examples of demonstrations from past sessions include accessible cell phones, Dancing Dots Music software, PeaPod online grocery ordering service, and Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. Past sessions can be viewed online through the Training Session Archives.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 215, 2nd Floor
901 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001