At-Home Resources and Support

With the temporary closure of ASB’s offices and classrooms, we are pleased to be bringing you this special web page of Stay-At-Home Resources and Support.  In addition to the continuing outreach and training that ASB staff members are conducting (see ASB Resources below), we are curating for you a variety of activities, games, educational resources, and links to important City of Philadelphia resources.  We will keep updating and adding to these pages, so check back often! 

ASB’s Virtual Program Schedule: January – March 2021

We are excited announce our virtual program schedule for the first quarter of 2021. Through our remote programming, you can delve into home management skills, accessible technology, orientation and mobility, and braille reading with our education and training programs. By signing up for our enrichment and support programs, you are connected to others with similar interests to you in Philadelphia’s blind and low-vision community. All of our programs are accessible through a call-in number or through Zoom video chat.

Programming includes:

  • Access Technology Training
  • iPhone, Amazon Alexa and smart phone application training
  • Braille instruction
  • Health speaker series, Diabetes Information & Support in partnership with Jefferson College of Pharmacy
  • Men and women’s peer support groups
  • Storytelling, yoga, gardening club and trivia
  • Keeping Up with the Time current events group, in partnership with the Free Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
  • Orientation without mobility training
  • Home management classes
  • And many more

Please click here to review our full schedule for the upcoming quarter. If you are interested in any programs, please contact Participant Navigator, Lexi Jones at ajones@asb.org.

ASB Resources

  • If you need support, please call 215-821-6151, and you will be directed to the appropriate person.  Also please know that our staff is working daily to provide regular outreach by phone to check in on our ASB family.
  • Weekly “Office Hours” with Lynn Heitz, Director of Education and Enrichment Programs are available.  Call in just to talk,  share concerns, or get connected to other resources in the city.  The open “Office Hours” are available Thursdays 3-4. The dial in number is 605-475-6006 and the access code is 849659.

Additional Resources:

ASB participant making arts and crafts
Explore a variety of activities to try at home like arts and crafts, audio books or fitness classes here.

Webinars and Conference Calls

Activities and Support at Home

ASB’s Video Library

City and Government Resources