I’ve been online looking for information to support our low vision and hearing impaired during this corona crisis. Below is some info I found helpful.

1) Great Online Support Groups for Vision Impaired experiencing isolation during this coronavirus closures:

https://www.afb.org/blog/entry/telephone-and-digital-support-groups

2) Support for hearing impaired: HLAA tips for hearing impaired re: coronavirus:

https://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/Documents/000_HJ0420_Patient%20Handout_COVID%2019_R1.pdf

3) Print out for Hearing Impaired Seniors for Medical Visits:

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/hearing_1.pdf

4) FYI – CaptionCall Inc.,(captioned phones) – has waived the required medical/Dr certification and seniors wanting a CaptionCall phone can now self-certify online (see separate email I will forward to you  – or –  use the attached Ad I created for our FB page).

5) Seniors with Alexa or Echo Dot can ask Alexa to read “Talking Information Center Radio” or click  “Listen Now” from their website: https://ticnetwork.org

From Maggie Gundersen

Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
 
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138