Since June, blind and low-vision users have been able to order Ellume COVID home tests, which were found by blind users to be more accessible than the other at-home tests currently available, at no cost through COVIDtests.gov. More than 800,000 of these tests have been distributed to date.
Online ordering was briefly suspended to ensure that these tests were being directed to people who are blind or have low vision, but online ordering has resumed.
Note: Although the program that has provided free standard COVID-19 tests will be suspended on Sept. 2, this does NOT apply to the tests for people who are blind or have low vision. Orders will be accepted while supplies last.
However, supplies of these tests are becoming limited, so people are again asked to order these tests only if they do not have a way to use the other types of tests, such as assistive technology or a trusted family member or friend who can assist (in person or via video call).
How to order:
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This Update was sent by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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