September 17, 2020

County Public Libraries Launch Enhanced Deaf Culture Digital Library Website

The Deaf Culture Digital Library (Maryland DCDL), a program of the Maryland State Library Agency, has launched its newly enhanced website. The website provides more comprehensive digital content related to American Sign Language, deaf culture, deaf history, deaf literature, news in American Sign Language and lists of organizations.

Since the latter part of 2015, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has hosted, developed and managed Maryland DCDL on behalf of the Maryland State Library. MCPL has managed DCDL due to MCPL’s long history of providing library services to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. These services include communication access, deaf resources, collections of materials for, by and about people who are deaf and hard of hearing and programs featuring deaf authors and speakers on topics related to deaf culture and coping with hearing level changes due to aging. These services are nationally and State renowned.