COVID-19 Resource Guide

Below are accessible resources that have been compiled to help our communities through social distancing and isolation.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

VOTE!

  • National Federation of the Blind’s Accessible Voting Guide for voters who are blind or visually impaired learn more
  • Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Accessible Voting Options learn more
  • Equip for Equality Election Day Helpline
    On November 3, Equip for Equality will have advocates available by telephone to answer questions about any voting problems experienced by voters with disabilities. The helpline will be open from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST and can be reached by the following:
    Voice Telephone: 1 (800) 537-2632
    TTY: 1 (800) 610-2279
    Text (for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech impairments): (312) 826-0049

Get your FLU SHOT

  • Community Flu Clinics offering free flu shots for Chicago residents learn more

COVID-19 ACCURATE AND UPDATED INFORMATION

If you are searching for accurate and accessible information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), one option is to use Apple’s new COVID-19 website and app. These were created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The app and website contain the same information.


CONNECT WITH OTHERS


GET THINGS DONE

  • Call APH Connect hotline to find vision impairment resources 1-800-232-5463
  • Download Aira App
    Use the camera on your smart phone to make a video call to a professional representative that can assist you with any visual task through video for up to 5 minutes for free. They also have up to 30 minute calls free for businesses, remote learning, and job seeking. They have physical locations they have unlimited free calls that include Target, Walgreens, Bank of America.
  • Review product directions on directionsforme.org
  • Download Be My Eyes App
    Use the camera on your smart phone to make a video call to a volunteer that can assist with you with visual tasks for free through the camera.
  • Sign up for GoGoGrandparent to order an Uber or a Lyft by phone call.
    a. GoGoGrocery to order grocery delivery by phone
    b. GoGoGourmet to order restaurant food delivery by phone
  • Have prescription medications delivered for free through CVS
  • Have prepacked dosed prescription medications delivered by mail through Pill Pack. Call (866) 332-1668 to sign up or go to pillpack.com
  • Sign up for ScripTalk an audio prescription reader device by calling 1-800-890-1180 or go online
  • Get free assistance filing your taxes
  • Read anything quickly and seamlessly with the OrCam Read

GUIDE DOGS, PETS AND THE CORONAVIRUS


KEEP BUSY


KEEP YOUR KIDS BUSY


KEEPING HEALTHY AND FED


STAYING FIT

  • American Foundation for the Blind created a page for staying active with accessible fitness tools

WORK FROM HOME


WORSHIP IN YOUR HOME:
Check your local place of workshop, many are offering live streaming as well as recorded services on demand.

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