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DCLA Adaptive Services Interest Group (ASIG) Meet-Up

  • 06 Dec 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • George Washington University, Marvin Center, Room 310 (800 21st Street, N.W.)

Registration is closed

The DCLA Adaptive Services Interest Group (ASIG) will host a casual information sharing meeting. Attendees should have a background or interest in Adaptive/Assistive Technology (AT) and work in public schools, universities, colleges and/or public libraries. Attendees should prepare a 5 minute presentation about their AT services and how other specialists can reach out to you.

Please let us know if you are able to attend and present by November 30, 2013.

Location: George Washington University
Room: Marvin Center room 310
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenters: ViewPlus (via webinar), Enablemart (tentative) & AT Loan Program
Accommodations: If you need any accomodation including American Sign Language interpretation, please contact Christina Bailey at dclavicepresident@gmail.com.

ASIG cochairs:
Kamran Rasul, American University
Patrick Timony, DC Public Library Adaptive Services Division

The Adaptive Services Interest Group (ASIG) http://dclibrary.org/node/5217 is a professional networking group of the DC Library Association (DCLA) that meets up to 3 times a year to discuss issues of common interest to Adaptive Services Programs in Libraries and Universities. Librarians and Adaptive Technology (AT) professionals are welcome.

Meetings are held at various locations around the area, including academic libraries and AT centers, and public and state libraries for the blind and physically handicapped.

Some discussion points in the past have included:
•Distributing adaptive service remotely
•Marketing adaptive services to different communities
•Converting materials to alternative formats
•Evaluation of new adaptive technologies
•Universal Design
•Reports from national AT conferences
•Local AT resource providers

Directions:
Marvin Center, GW University
Address: 800 21st Street, N.W.

Metro (Subway)

The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station is located on campus. It offers access to Metro’s Blue and Orange lines. For more information on metro, visit Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Driving Directions

From North:
•Interstate 95 South to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring/Northern Virginia
•Take Exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about 9 miles
•Turn right onto Florida Avenue (just past the Washington Hilton) and then turn left immediately onto 21st Street
•Turn right on I Street
•The visitor entrance to the Academic Center Parking Garage is on the left between 21st and 22nd Streets

From Northwest:
•Interstate 270 to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring
•Take Exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about 9 miles
•Follow directions as shown above in “From North”

From West:
•Interstate 66 and Route 50 both connect with the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
•Cross the bridge and exit left at E Street, then again at Virginia Avenue
•Bear left, following signs for 23rd Street
•Turn right on 23rd Street and continue a few blocks to campus
•Turn right on I Street
•The visitor entrance to the Academic Center Parking Garage is on the right between 21st and 22nd Streets

From South:
•Interstate 95 to Interstate 395, Arlington Memorial Bridge Exit
•Cross the bridge and bear left at the Lincoln Memorial
•Turn left onto 23rd Street, NW, and follow directions as shown above in “From West”

Visitor Parking
Parking on campus is currently a challenge due to ongoing construction, so we strongly encourage the use of public transportation. If you choose to drive to GW, a limited number of visitor parking spaces is available in the Academic Center Parking Garage (801 22nd Street, NW; entrance on I Street, NW, between 21st and 22nd Streets) and in the Marvin Center Parking Garage (800 21st Street, NW; entrance on H Street, NW, between 21st and 22nd Streets). The parking fee is $18 per day or for a portion of the day (subject to change). On-campus street parking is available, but it is also limited and time limits are strictly enforced.
•Academic Center Parking Garage is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
•Marvin Center Parking Garage is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. until midnight daily.

For more information please contact:

Patrick Timony
Librarian, Adaptive Technology
Adaptive Services Division
DC Public Library
patrick.timony@dc.gov<mailto:patrick.timony@dc.gov>
202-727-1335



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