compiled by Roberta Rosenberg - Destination Accessible US, Inc.
Note: This list is a result of my research. It is by no means complete. I have visited many of the sites listed. Others were recommended to me. It is my hope that it is helpful to you. I apologize in advance if any of the resources listed are not what I thought them to be.
www.onread.com - access to 1,5000,000 books
www.googlebooks.com - over 30 million books scanned by Google
www.wikihow.com - answers to any "How do I...question."
www.getyourguide.com - tours, classes, travel experiences online
Facebook Live - many different things (ex: cooking classes)
www.ted.com - TED Talks, almost any subject you can think of
www.travelandleisuremagazineonline.com - a wealth of information
www.seniornetli.org - online tech skills taught in interactive sessions
www.kennedy-center.org - Kennedy Center at Home (the arts)
www.metopera.org - The Metropolitan Opera
www.carnegiehall.org - Carnegie Hall
www.metmuseum.org - Metropolitan Museum of Art (Art at Home)
www.mentalfloss.com - 12 world class museums you can visit online
www.timeout.com - section about best things to do at home each week
www.the guardian.com - news, sports, opinion
www.forbes.com - access to some articles at no cost
www.theartnewspaper.com - news of the art world
www.nycgo.com - visit NYC online
www.studyinternational.com - online multiplayer games
www.agameon.com - popular free games for one or two
www.boatloadpuzzles.com - thousands of free crosswords
www.npr.org - lots of fun things that weren't free before Covid
www.pcmag.com - quarantine & learn - 11 fun online courses for you
www.sites.google.com - one player games
www.thisamericanlife.org - different story theme each week
www.experiments.withgoogle.com - 100,000 starts takes you through
an interactive tour of the galaxy
www.smithsonian.org - high-tech stories without "stuffy language"
www.nasa.gov - tons of things are space - virtual, live, interactive, etc.
www.insider.com - 360 degree tours of Disney Parks and others
www.artsandculturegoogle.com - offers virtual tours and
commentaries from over
230 museums in 40 countries.
There are also 11 tours of theater
stages around the world.
Google Street View - allows you to feel like you are walking down a
street or road
You Tube - upload, view and comment on videos
Universal Class - check to see if your library subscribes -
allows you to take courses at your own pace while
interacting with a live instructor
The following is just a partial list of museums offering virtual tours:
British Museum, London
Musee d'Orsay, Paris
MASP, San Paolo
American Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Pergamo Museum, Berlin
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Zoos and Aquariums "live stream" Some of the best rated are:
Monterey Bay Aquarium
San Diego Zoo
Aquarium of the Pacific
Smithsonian National Zoo
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Cincinnati Zoo (Home Safari)
Many colleges offer free, online classes - even Harvard and Yale!
Online games, either solo or with friends (or you can play with others
you do not now) Ex: Words with Friends