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DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair for People with and without Disabilitiies
Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM (EST)
DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair for People with and without Disabilities
Saturday, Nov 17th, 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Sunday, Nov 18th from 1:30PM to 4:30PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW
Washington DC, 20001
The Adaptive Services Division of the DC Public LIbrary will host a DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, at 901 G Street NW Washington DC, on Saturday, Nov 17th from 10:00AM to 3:00PM and on Sunday, Nov 18th from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. The Library is between the Gallery Place and Metro Center subway stops.
The DIY Fair will be a celebration of creativity for people with and without disabilities.
This event is inspired by Maker Faires which are defined here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maker_Faire . Typical exhibits from Maker Faires in other cities include: robotics, 3D printing, open source computers, gaming, crafts, and performances.
Some of the exhibits that will be on display at this DIY Fair include the first-ever permanent Ablegamers.org Accessibility Arcade @ DC Public Library gaming station which just opened up in the Adaptive Services Division, an adapted Snap Circuits project with Braille tagging, 3D printing, robotics, and an open source technology computer display.
Because of the location, electrical outlets will be very hard to come by, so if you have any electronics to display please try to make sure they are battery-powered. Exhibitors will get a table and two chairs in the Great Hall.
Some of the participating organizations who are already involved include:
HAC DC http://www.hacdc.org/
United Cerebral Palsy LifeLabs http://lifelabs.ucp.org/
BroadBand Bridge https://twitter.com/BroadbandBridge
Kids and Technology www.meetup.com/Kids-and-Technology/
Robots in DC http://robotsindc.com/
Fab Lab DC http://www.fablabdc.org
This event is also inspired by the annual AccessibilityCamp unconference which has been held at the library since 2009. More about unConferences here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference . Unconferences are participant-driven meetings that try to avoid the high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization of conventional conferences by being mostly self-organized. You can learn more about AccessibilityCamp at http://www.accessibilitycamp.org/
If you have questions about physical access, need handouts in alternate format, or require American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or other reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 202-727-2142
The DC Public Library Accommodation Statement is on the following linked webapge:http://www.dclibrary.org/node/2095
A list of the participants and exhibitors who were registered as of 11/2/12 when we changed the name of this event and had to create a new eventbrite registration site is as follows:
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Adaptive Services Division, DC Public LIbrary
The DC Public Library, through its Adaptive Services Division, provides library service and promotes independence, access and innovation in the deaf community, visually impaired, older adults, veterans and injured service people.