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.
Ongoing Fall Programs
As a reminder, we have two ongoing programs this fall, and we are still accepting participants who may be interested in signing up!
We hold Movement with the PA Ballet on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. These remote sessions focus on the physical technique and artistry of ballet. Every week attendees are encouraged to tell their stories through movement, promoting the idea that communication need not be verbal or visual. Participants also learn about the physical health benefits that consistent movement has on the body and mind.
Our Yoga For All sessions are running now through Thanksgiving. These classes welcome participants every Monday morning from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m to get up and get their blood flowing. No previous experience is required, and all levels of experience are welcome.
If any of the participants you work with are interested in these sessions, they can contact our Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up!
OCTOBER 20: 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, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. and will answer all questions individuals have about the program and eligibility. If any participants you work with are interested in signing up for this Q&A, they can register for FREE on ASB’s Eventbrite page.
They can also get more information about the program and determine their eligibility by contacting ASB’s Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at email@example.com or 267-551-0561.
OCTOBER 26: Audio Tour of the Native American Exhibit at Penn Museum
Participants can join ASB on Tuesday, October 26, from 1 – 2 p.m. for an audio tour of the Native American Exhibit at Penn Museum! This virtual tour led by Kevin Schott will share stories, language and music from different Native American tribes.
If any of the participants you work with are interested in this program, contact Linda Gaffney at LGaffney@asb.org or 215-627-0600 x 824.
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.
SEPTA For All: Survey Participants Needed
Our partners at Art-Reach have been selected as a finalist in the SEPTA For All challenge. They are designing a transit app to address some challenges individuals living with disabilities face on public transportation. Before moving on to the development stage, they would love to get feedback on their design from our participants!
They are currently designing a mobile application that will notify passengers of the next stop during transit via audio, visual and sensory notifications. The application also alerts the passenger of any detours, delays or service changes that may impact their route while providing live updates of the arrival time. The design plans to address inconsistent and inaccurate bus stop announcements and inaccessible real-time information during transit. It will also provide passengers living with disabilities more time to disembark.
They are looking for participants to do a 30-45 minute in-person interview at Drexel University or a virtual Zoom interview. Participants who attend the interviews will receive a $20 thank you gift card for their time. If any of the participants you work with are interested, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org.