Good Works Wednesday: August 25, 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.

FRIDAY: ASB’s Speaker Series

Every week ASB welcomes professionals to speak with participants about topics such as health and welfare, insurance and finances, legal assistance and much more! This week, participants can join us on Friday, August 27 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. for a session with Andrea Lemoins, Outreach Coordinator, Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians. 
If any of the participants you work with are interested in signing up for this session, please contact our Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at or at 267-551-0561.

iPhone App Workshop 

Sign-ups for ASB’s iPhone App Workshops are open to participants! These eight remote-learning workshops will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for one hour per week for five weeks from August 31 to October 7, 2021.

(Please Note: There will be no iPhone App Workshops on September 21, 22 and 23. All iPhone App Workshop classes will resume the following week. This break in the schedule is only for the iPhone App Workshops. All other ASB activities will continue as scheduled.)

From the advanced iPhone user to no iPhone experience, all ASB participants are welcome to attend. Explore the workshop schedule below.

Lyft: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. from August 31 to October 5Learn how to schedule a ride anytime, anywhere and for any reason you desire! 

Newsline: Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. from August 31 to October 5Learn how to read magazines and newspapers from all over the world! 

BARD: Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. from August 31 to October 5Learn how to search for, download and listen to books and magazines! 

Instacart: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from September 1 to October 6Learn how to shop online and have groceries delivered right to your front door! 

Participant’s choice! App Q&A Workshop: Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. September 1 to October 6Want to learn about different apps? Looking for a quick app overview? Have iPhone app questions? This workshop is for you. Call to let us know your app overview request in advance. 

Seeing AI and TapTapSee: Thursdays at 9 a.m. from September 2 to October 7Learn how to independently read mail, printed documents, product barcodes, use facial recognition, identify money and more! 

Amazon: Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. from September 2 to October 7Learn how to shop online and have anything you desire delivered right to your front door! 

Facebook: Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. from September 2 to October 7Learn how to keep in touch with family and friends and buy and sell on the marketplace using the Facebook app.

If the participants you work with are interested in enrolling in any of the iPhone App Workshops, they can call ASB’s Access Technology Instructor, Andrew Godwin, at 215-627-0600 Ext. 816.

To participate, participants can use the Zoom Meeting info below to join any of the App Workshops on their scheduled time and day. Upon request, participants can receive a phone call from the instructor to join the workshops.

Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 562 889 2906
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+16468769923,,5628892906# US (New York)
+13017158592,,5628892906# US (Germantown)

SEPTEMBER 8: Comcast Internet Essentials Partnership Program Q&A Session

ASB is hosting a Q&A session on its Comcast Internet Essentials Partnership Program, which offers free internet access for individuals who are living with vision loss. This Q&A session will be held on Wednesday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. and will answer all questions individuals have about the program and eligibility. If you know any participants or individuals living with vision loss who would be interested in signing up for this session, they can register for FREE on ASB’s Eventbrite page.

Participants can get more information about the program and determine their eligibility by contacting ASB’s Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at or by calling 267-551-0561.

ASB is sharing the events below as a courtesy to ASB participants. These are non-ASB events. Please be mindful of any requirements, including COVID-19 requirements, that may apply.

4to24 App is Now Available!

The 4to24 app, created by The National Research & Training Center (NTRC) on Blindness & Low Vision, is now available to the public on all formats, including iPhoneAndroid and on the web!

This free app is designed for parents of children and youth who are blind or low vision from ages 4 to 24 and youth living with vision loss from ages 16 to 24. Focusing on building skills for future success and employment, the 4to24 app provides age-appropriate information and resources for parents and youth to help build independence over time, setting students up for future career success.

If any of the participants you work with are interested in more information, they can visit the NTRC website.