Good Works Wednesday: October 20, 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.

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 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.

OCTOBER 26 – NOVEMBER 7: Wilma Theater offering Audio Description of “Minor Character”

From October 25 to November 7, the Wilma Theater will offer audio-described digital presentations of their recent production, “Minor Character.” 

“Minor Character” tells the story of Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya, but uses six different English translations – including Google Translate’s ridiculous one – to bring it into 2021. The story centers around a few residents and workers in a Russian estate in the early 20th century. Like most Chekhov plays, the characters foolishly (and recognizably) love all of the wrong people. Plus, tensions are high because the estate is running out of money! This is a link to the WilmaBill for more information about the play. 

Participants can purchase tickets to experience the digital format here. After their purchase is complete, Wilma Theater will send a link to stream the production anytime from October 25 – November 7.

If any of the participants you work with have questions, they can reach out to the box office at 215-546-7824 or message Wilma Theater here.