More than 280,000 Ohioans are blind or have low vision.
Ohio has announced a new partnership with a popular mobile app to help those Ohioans self-administer COVID-19 tests.
At-home rapid COVID-19 tests have become a standard, but those with vision impairment may face challenges when using them.
The Ohio Department of Health and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities partnered with the mobile app “Be My Eyes” in the hopes of solving this issue, according to a release.
Ohioans can call a state-sponsored support line through the Be My Eyes app to get assistance when taking any COVID-19 test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
People will have to down the Be My Eyes app, select “State of Ohio COVID Testing” and will be connected to a customer service representative from Accessible Pharmacy Services.
The representative can help people:
Read print information or instructions included in an at-home COVID-19 test.
Provide step-by-step guidance while taking the test.
Read the results of a completed test.
The service is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.