Deaf Culture

Discover the Deaf Culture of Virginia


Learn about American Sign Language


Get help finding a job


Find deaf friendly programming at a library

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Babak Zarin
Access Services Librarian, Central Rappahannock Regional Library and DCDL Project Coordinator
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After a two year review and development process between the Central Rappahannock Regional Library and the Library of Virginia, the Deaf Culture Digital Library was established in 2021. It is dedicated to providing visitors assistance and guidance in:

  • offering resources about deaf culture
  • acquiring and preserving an excellent collection of deaf resources in digital formats
  • furnishing access to information regardless of location
  • providing highly competent assistance to Virginia residents and library staff in local public library systems, academic librarians in colleges and universities, and other libraries in the state of Virginia

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL) is an award-winning, Virginia Library Association Region 5 public library system that serves the city of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland counties in Virginia. It has a longstanding history of providing assistive and access services, including serving as the Fredericksburg Subregional Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (or "Talking Books" library.)

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This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.