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Free At-home COVID-19 Tests for People Who Are Blind or Have Low
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.
more about the tests here
to get the tests:
Order online or by calling 1-800-232-0233.
will include two rapid-antigen tests that are more accessible
for people who are blind or have low vision. Orders will ship
free, while supplies last.
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.
The trained staff at the Disability Information and Access Line
(DIAL) can provide additional assistance with:
instructions for test administration and test results.
alternative instructions for traditional at-home tests for
people who are unable to access, read, or understand the manufacturer’s
those who cannot use an at-home test, DIAL operators can:
Assist with ordering “swab and send” kits
to collect a sample and mail it back for results.
callers to local organizations for assistance locating
other testing options in their community, including
in-home testing programs or transportation or companion
support to visit a community-based testing site.
888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern) or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org.