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University of Maryland iSchool Project Presentations at DCPL Adaptive Service Division

  • 16 Feb 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room 215, Adaptive Services Division, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Saturday Technology Training Session
1PM to 4PM, Saturday, February 16, 2013
Room 215, Adaptive Services Division
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW
Washington, DC, 20001

University of Maryland iSchool Project Presentations

ASL Interpreted!

Please come to a Saturday Technology Training Session on February 16, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm, to find out about a group of projects that the University of Maryland iSchool (information school) will be working on with the Adaptive Services Division this spring. The Saturday Session will include short presentations on the projects as well as break out groups to discuss the projects.

Project 1 - Maker Spaces, will create a how-to document on bringing the Maker movement into a library setting.

Project 2, Web Accessibility, will create/assemble a plain language 508/WCAG technical assistance manual to facilitate training in the creation of accessible web content.

Project 3, Accessible Gaming, will create policies and procedures for setting up an accessible video gaming arcade in a library setting.

Project 4, Accessible Programming, will develop a how-to document on facilitating programming skill classes for blind teens in a library environment.

Project 5, Video Log for the Deaf Community, will create a how-to document on providing accessible library service to the deaf and hard of hearing community programs online.

Project 6, Accessible Local Wiki, will create a how-to document on building an accessible wiki that is dedicated to job seekers with disabilities and job providers.

The following experts will weigh in on various individual projects:
Michael Smith Welch from Future Makers will talk about maker spaces, gaming and accessible programming
Jessica Hunt from DC Department on Disability Services will talk about Web Accessibility
Greg Bloom from the Broadband Bridge will talk about Accessible Local Wikis
Janice Rosen from the DC Public Library will talk about the Video Log for the Deaf Community
Patrick Timony from the DC Public Library will talk about the projects in general

Saturday Technology Training Sessions are an opportunity for members of the Adaptive Technology user community to get together and share information in an open environment. Adaptive Technologies are broadly defined to include assistive software, hardware and systems (like screenreaders, speech-to-text and video-relay-services that help people with disabilities get access to the library's programs and services), but also any procedure for success, like a job search strategy or any methodical approach to achieving a goal that important to participants.

Some examples of demonstrations and presentations from past sessions have included iPhone and iPad accessibility, captioned telephone, Deaf-Blind communications and technology, Job Search strategies, meditation, and laughter yoga.

The meetings take place on the first and third Saturdays of each month with a few exceptions for holidays. They are held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Adaptive Services Division, DC Public Library, Room 215, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. N.W. Washington, DC 20001. We are located between Gallery Place Chinatown and Metro Center on the Red Line. There is no public parking at the MLK Library.

James Patrick Timony
Librarian, Adaptive Technology
DC Public Library

Mailing Address:
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 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
P.O. Box 1653 Washington, DC 20002
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