Looking for something to do with your summer? Read below for some awesome virtual audio-described tours, many of which are taking place today! All tours listed below are featured in the NFB or ACB convention program.
B&O Railroad Museum Tour: Maryland on the Rails – Tuesday, July 6, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Zoom meeting ID: 957 8137 1847
This virtual tour will examine how before 1827 Maryland became an ideal location for the B&O Railroad, and as a result, how the B&O Railroad has continued to contribute to the robust history of this state.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Tour – Tuesday July 6, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Zoom meeting ID: 989 1183 7672
On this virtual tour, you will learn about the nation’s first space flight center that now also has the largest combined organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to increasing knowledge of Earth, the solar system, and the universe via observations from space.
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Tour – Tuesday July 6, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Zoom meeting ID: 961 2567 1553
Virtually experience Harriet Tubman’s world through exhibits that chronicle the life of this resourceful woman and the many others that helped her run the Underground Railroad. Most people underestimated her tenacity and strength.
NFB Jernigan Institute Tour – Wednesday July 7, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Zoom meeting ID: 951 0732 8515
This unique tour will be conducted by Mary Ellen Jernigan and Dr. Marc Maurer, who were involved before there was a Jernigan Institute. They worked with Dr. Jernigan and will share stories about the vision, development, and growth of the NFB National Center for the Blind.
Mammoth Cave Tour – Friday July 16, 4:00 – 5:15 PM
Participate through streaming ACB radio
Explore the wonders and history of this incredible underground world. An audio experience prepared by Mammoth Cave Park. They will be on hand to answer your questions. A virtual journey you won’t soon forget.
Follow the Bridges Helpdesk Facebook page for more transition tips, and please contact the Free Helpdesk for Maryland Blind/Low Vision Transition Students, Families, and Educators anytime using:
- Our Accessible web form
- Email: Helpdesk@imagemd.org
- Text: Send to: (410) 305-9199
- Bridges Helpdesk Facebook page or Facebook Messenger
- Voice mail: Call (443) 320-4003, leave a voice mail message, and we will return your call
This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.