Good Works Wednesday: July 28, 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.

NEXT WEDNESDAY: 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, August 4 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.

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, July 30 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. for a session on Cholesterol: Keeping it Under Control by Health Partners.
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.

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.

Audio Description at Opera Philadelphia

Opera Philadelphia is officially an Art-Reach ACCESS Partner and is inviting ASB participants to An Evening of Vocal Fireworks: Amici e Rivali featuring tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyresat the Mann Center on Thursday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. with an audio description provided by Nicole Sardella. Here is a link to Opera Philadelphia’s website with information about purchasing tickets in advance using the ACCESS Card.

Art-Reach is a non-profit organization devoted to increasing cultural participation among traditionally underrepresented audiences by partnering with over 400 organizations to develop more than 212,000 opportunities for engagement a year. Art-Reach is now offering Philly ACCESS Cards that allow cardholders to get discounted tickets for $2 admission to this event as well as over 50 museums, gardens, theaters, and cultural sites throughout Greater Philadelphia. More information about the Art-Reach ACCESS cards can be found here.