#eSightTogether | COVID-19 resources


Low Vision friendly entertainment  and learning resources

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COVID-19 and the essential need to social distance for many, quarantine, is stressful. To help manage, #eSightTogether has compiled low-vision friendly entertainment and learning resources to make the most of this challenging time.

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Entertainment

Books in a library. Not needed with Bookshare.org offering free eBooks. Low Vision Friendly Entertainment and Learning

Accessible eBooks

Bookshare.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to making eBooks accessible to people with reading barriers. It’s free for students in the US. It charges a nominal annual membership fee ranging from $24-$50 for non-students and international residents.

Old style microphone and computer | Part of eSight's Low Vision Friendly Entertainment and Learning

Laugh along these comedy podcasts 

Browse this list from Vulture featuring the best 14 comedy podcasts to binge on during the coronavirus quarantine.

Women in wheelchairs playing in a bar

Stay current on disabilities

The Disability Download is brought to you by pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire. The podcast covers current topics, story-telling and open conversations about disabilities.

Movie tickets old style | Low Vision Friendly Entertainment and Learning

Plan a virtual movie night with friends

Netflix Party is a free extension for your Chrome browser that lets people plan a movie night with friends without actually getting together.

Mountain with a carved buddha | Low Vision Friendly Entertainment and Learning

Health and Wellbeing

Embrace the stress-relieving powers of meditation
Popular app Headspace is temporarily offering access to a free collection of meditations called “Weathering the Storm.” It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises that you can listen to anytime.

Exercise with leading mobile fitness apps
Get started choosing from thousands of audio-based workouts on Aaptiv with a free 30-day trial. Or, start with the always free apps. This article rates the top 31 free apps.

Learning and Working From Home

Use this time to advance your skills with these low-vision friendly online learnings.

Lessons in math, science and more free at Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit that offers free online courses in an extensive array of subjects, topics and languages to everyone, everywhere. They strive to ensure accessibility and offer a setting to filter sight-dependent content out a learner’s view.

Are you or your colleagues new to remote working?

Who better than Zoom to teach you how. Here, you’ll find resources on effective remove working, educating over Zoom, hosting virtual events, and even insights on how doctors, specialists, and other healthcare professionals are using Zoom to diagnose and treat patients remotely.

Help others by sharing your tips and experiences during COVID-19. It’s easy:

    • Direct to eSight: Use this online form or call us at 1.855.837.4448.
    • Social Media: Share your post with your friends as usual while tagging @eSight and using the #eSightTogether hashtag so we see your story and can share it more broadly.

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