Good Works Wednesday: April 7, 2021

Good Works Wednesday

A newsletter celebrating ASB progress, programs and people

At Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we work every day to help individuals build skills and gain access to the information, experiences and resources they need to live the lives they wish to lead. We are an agency for anyone, anywhere on the vision loss continuum and offer education, training, community-based enrichment opportunities and referrals to help them achieve their individual goals.

ASB’s Health Speaker Series: 
Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind

Every week ASB welcomes professionals from health care and other fields to speak with participants about topics such as health and welfare, insurance and finances, legal assistance and much more!

This Friday, participants are invited to learn about Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind, a comprehensive home delivery pharmacy service specializing in the needs of the vision loss community. Details for the session are listed below.

Topic: Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind
Presenter: Andy Burstein, Chief Executive Officer, Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind
Date: April 9, 2021
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Bonus: All attendees will receive a month’s supply of vitamins in the packaging and labeling of their choice (including Braille) for free!

If any of the participants you work with are interested in signing up for this session, please contact our Participant Navigator, Lexi Jones, at

Join AFB’s Conversation with Matthew Whitaker:
The Inclusive Power of Music

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is inviting ASB staff and participants to join its Centennial Conversation with Matthew Whitaker, The Inclusive Power of Music, on April 22, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Participants can register here for free:

Matthew Whitaker is a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist and the first person who is blind to be accepted into Juilliard’s jazz studies program. In this conversation, Whitaker will discuss his passion for music and the technology that makes sharing his talent possible with AFB’s Melody Goodspeed. 

AFB is committed to creating inclusive events. Captions, ASL, audio descriptions and transcripts will be available for all events. If any of the participants you work with require additional accommodations, they can contact the AFB at

AFB Upcoming Centennial Event Lineup

Since 1921, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has been at the forefront of creating a more inclusive world for people who are experiencing vision loss. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, AFB is hosting a series of Centennial Conversations. These curated webinars will focus on the most pressing issues and topics affecting the vision loss community, pairing prominent speakers with younger voices.

A link to the upcoming April conversation is below. We’ll be sure to share links to the others as they become available:

  • The Inclusive Power of Music—April 22, 2 p.m. EST
  • Gratitude, Courage, and Joy—May 27, 2 p.m. EST
  • Inclusion, Intersectionality, and the Future of Work—June 24, 2 p.m. EST
  • Making Money Work: Including Disability in the Financial Equation—July 22, 2 p.m. EST

In case any of the participants you work with missed AFB’s previous centennial events, they can replay the archived conversations below:

For additional information about 100 years of AFB and the ongoing series of Centennial Conversations, participants can visit If any of the participants you work with require additional accommodations, they can contact the AFB at