Free At-home COVID-19 Tests for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
Dear Community Members,
From our colleagues in Oakland ADA Programs:
Now Available: Free At-home COVID-19 Tests for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision
The Biden-Harris Administration has launched a new initiative to expand the availability of at-home tests that are more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. The tests work with a compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and a free app to provide users with audible instructions and audible test results. Read more about the tests. How to get the tests: Order online or by calling 1-800-232-0233.
Because supplies are limited, please order the more accessible tests only if you do not have options for using the standard tests. If you have someone you trust who can help you administer the test and interpret results (in person, or through a video platform like FaceTime or Zoom), or can use assistive technology (such as AIRA or Be My Eyes), please order the standard tests. This initiative complements the Administration’s efforts to expand production of more accessible tests and work with private sector partners on the development of new accessible tests.
Need more assistance?The trained staff at the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) can provide additional assistance with: