Montgomery Launches Enhanced Deaf Culture Digital Library Website

Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library (Maryland DCDL) recently launched a newly enhanced website that will provide a more comprehensive digital content “related to American Sign Language, Deaf culture, Deaf history, Deaf literature, news in American Sign Language, lists of organizations, and more.”

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has hosted, developed, and managed Maryland DCDL since 2015 on behalf of the Maryland State Library. In 2019, MCPL secured a contract with Eyeth Studios in order to develop and design an ADA compliant and Deaf-centric website.

From the press release:

“We’re so pleased to be part of this vital project,” said Director of Montgomery County Public Libraries Anita Vassallo. “We look forward to seeing that it is well used by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.”

Maryland DCDL Coordinator and MCPL Librarian Susan Cohen said, “This project was a statewide community effort. We are grateful for the input we received from library customers and staff, the Maryland DCDL Advisory Board, and the Maryland Governor’s Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to help inform our priorities for the website. We are happy that we now have a resource to serve our community.”

See full press release.