Activities and Support at Home

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Activities

Virtual Expanded Core Education Learning (ExCEL) Academy for Students with Visual Impairments

Accessibyte Apps

  • Free access to apps here

E.A.R.S. for Eyes

  • E.A.R.S. for Eyes, a Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation partner, offers a series of free audio lessons on daily living skills. These lessons include how to use the E.A.R.S. program, indoor mobility, kitchen skills, and medication management. Lessons are available on CD’s or as computer downloads.
  • Access audio lessons here

National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled Downloadable Books and Magazines – BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download

Bookshare

Guide Dogs for the Blind – Resources and Support

  • Resources and support here

Blind Alive

  • At home fitness programs here

Eyes Free Fitness

  • Fitness program audio here

Revision Fitness

  • Audio fitness application here

The Hidden Worlds of National Parks

National Women’s History Museum

Audio Game Hub

  • Arcade games that use audio as their primary interface
  • Play here
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iOS Applications and Games

A Blind Legend

  • Play the first-ever mobile action-adventure game without video – where ears replace eyes! Discover the original, innovative sensory experience of binaural 3D sound. Download for iOS here.

Blindfold Words Games

  • Play fully accessible word game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play. Download for iOS here.

Blindfold Bowling

  • Blindfold Bowling is a fully accessible bowling game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play. Download for iOS here.

Support

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The Seeing Eye

  • Help seeing eye dog owners practice social distancing . Tips here

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • Coping with COVID-19 information and resource guide here

Lighthouse Guild in New York City

  • Behavioral healthcare is available through telehealth, phone, mobile phone or computer. To refer a patient to Behavioral Health services, call 212-769-7800. To refer a patient to services in the health center call 212-769-6313
  • For general questions about these services, call 800-284-4422

Hot Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts for Zoom

Fact sheet about the ADA and Face Masks Policies

  • The Southeast ADA Center has put together a fact sheet with answers to questions about the issue of face mask policies, reasons why a person with a disability might not be able to wear a face mask, and the legal rights a person has under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)on the use of face masks by individuals with a disability.
  • More here

Text Campaign to Promote Stress Reduction

  • NDI Launches a text campaign to promote stress reduction and financial resilience for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions. The goal of this campaign is to share new tools to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, isolation and hopelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic for individuals with no internet access.
  • To sign up for this campaign, text the word RESILIENT or STRONG to 833-632-0273
  • Or sign up at this form: https://www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org/resilientpwd/

ASL videos for Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Individuals

  • These videos translate crucial information related to COVID-19 and strategies to build financial resilience during this time for the Deaf and hard-of hearing community. The first three videos posted cover the following topics:
  • Do you qualify for the Stimulus Payment if you receive government benefits?
  • Do you qualify for the Stimulus Payment if you work?
  • Managing your Money: Why does your money disappear?