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Would you like to learn or teach JAWS, VoiceOver, TalkBack, or Braille? Students and volunteer trainers are welcome to register at the DC Public Library Center for Accessibility for summer assistive technology (AT) classes. 

The Center for Accessibility at DC Public Library sponsors AT classes both remotely and in-person. The in-person classes are held on the 2nd floor, Room 205 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and include Braille, JAWS for Windows, VoiceOver for iPhone, and a TalkBack for Android drop-in clinic. Remote AT training is held by phone or Zoom. Remote Volunteer Trainers and students are both needed. 

The Summer Session starts with JAWS class on Wednesday, May 31st . The iPhone class will start on Thursday June 8th. The Android and Braille classes will start on Friday and Saturday June 2nd and 3rd. The classes will go through Saturday, Aug 5th.

Please call 202-727-1335 or email james.timony@dc.gov to register.


The schedule for in-person classes is:   

Wednesdays starting May 31

JAWS Keyboarding: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

For those wanting practice with the screenreader software who aren’t yet comfortable using a standard keyboard, or key combinations, without sight.    

JAWS Intro: 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.   

Learn to use word processing software, internet browsers, email, and book downloading with JAWS for Windows.    

JAWS Intermediate: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

More advanced students get as close to one-on-one help as possible with projects.


Thursdays starting June 8th     

iOS VoiceOver Beginning level Drop-In Clinic:  12 to 1 p.m.

This class is for total beginners. We will practice the gestures and other basic skills.

VoiceOver Drop-In Intro: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

A drop-in for people with a little bit of experience with VoiceOver for iPhone.    

VoiceOver Intermediate: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  

More advanced students get as close to one-on-one help as possible with projects. 



Android Talkback drop-in clinic: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This is a drop-in clinic. Bring your Android device and questions and we will try to find an answer. 



Braille Intro: 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. 

Learn the Braille alphabet and practice using slate, stylus, and Perkins Braillers. 

We are located in room 205 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Classes are held in Computer Lab 205-J

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