You are in the following section of the site:
Archive for July, 2010
Apply for these out-of-state openings!
The Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind currently has the following vacancies:
Position: Switchboard Operator. Status: Part-time – weekends. Shift 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Worksite: VA Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Position: Switchboard Operator. Status: Full-time. Shift: To Be Determined. Worksite: Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, MD.
1. Be visually impaired/blind
2. Be a US Citizen
3. Be able to successfully pass a background investigation
4. Have excellent communication skills
5. Have excellent computer skills
If interested, please submit your resume to Robbie Figueroa at firstname.lastname@example.org
* * *
The Guild for the Blind in Chicago is looking for a full-time adaptive technology instructor. Go to www.guildfortheblind.org for a complete job description and applicant details.
If you do not receive this listing in your inbox every Friday, join the distribution list by emailing email@example.com.
This listing is compiled by the Information Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have a meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This list will be updated every Thursday. Information for each Thursday’s listing must be submitted by the Tuesday prior to publication.
California Council of the Blind, Golden Gate Chapter. At the LightHouse
Bingo Fundraiser August 7: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Yoga Workshop, Once a month at the LightHouse,
August 21: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
High school and college students, as well as students-of-the-world and avid bookworms in the LightHouse community, know that Bookshare is a great source for reading materials and textbooks. And, if you are new to Bookshare, now is the perfect time to sign up! In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Bookshare is offering a special deal.
Visually impaired readers and readers with other disabilities are invited to register for a free Bookshare membership good for 20 book downloads per month for 3 months. The promotion begins on August 1 and runs for 30 days. This free trial creates an opportunity to try accessible books without an up-front commitment to a yearlong membership.
This is a great opportunity for blind researchers on a budget, back-to-schoolers who need to get ready for the coming semester or visually impaired seniors who have not yet taken advantage of all the digital reading options out there.
Happy ADA, and thanks, Bookshare! http://www.bookshare.org/_/aboutUs/2010/07/ada20Anniversary
The Arthur E. and Helen Copeland Scholarships are awarded annually to one male (Arthur E. Copeland Scholarship) and one female (Helen Copeland Scholarship) United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) current member who is legally blind and enrolling/enrolled at a two-year or four-year or technical institution or university as a full-time student. Applicants must have participated in USABA sports programs. Consideration will be given to students with good academic records, involvement in civic/extracurricular activities, academic goals/objectives and USABA involvement at various levels. Applicants must be United States citizens. Scholarship amount awarded is $500. Please send cover letter and transcripts by August 15 of each academic year to: Mark Lucas United States Association of Blind Athletes 33 N. Institute St .Colorado Springs , CO 80903 email@example.com
For more information, call, (719) 630-0422 or visit: http://www.usaba.org/Pages/sportsinformation/fundingscholarships.html
Beau Bonneau Casting in San Francisco is seeking blind or visually impaired men (with hair) and women 25-40 years old with their guide dog. The models will be featured in a print ad for a Silicon Valley company.
Both male and female models and their dogs must be available for a quick audition this Friday, July 30 in San Francisco. If selected for the shoot, they will work a full day Thursday August 5 and will receive $1,500 and an additional $100 for their dog.
If you fit this type and are available for both the audition and shoot date above please send the following info to firstname.lastname@example.org a.s.a.p.
1. Enter “guide” and first and last name in subject line
2. Two telephone numbers where we can reach you
3. 2 photos of you (1 close up and 1 standing view)
4. 1 photo of your guide dog.
All email submissions will be reviewed. We will call you if you are selected to come in for the audition. Thank you.
Beau Bonneau Casting
Podcast of low vision semianr a thte LightHouse on July 23, 2010, presented by Dr. Robert Greer.
I’m Not Blind, But I Can’t See:
How a Low Vision Examination Can Maximize Your Useable Vision
This seminar is part one of the Be Informed: Making Choices to Move Forward vision education seminars for older adults (ages 55 and over). These seminars are designed for people who are experiencing life changes and challenges because of a significant decrease in vision, and will highlight options for daily living that can assist you in moving forward as you adjust to your changing vision.
What is the difference between a low vision examination and eye health care treatment provided by an ophthalmologist? Why might a low vision examination be right for you right now?
Join Dr. Robert Greer, O.D., Chief of Low Vision at the UC Berkeley Low Vision Clinic as he engages the audience in dialogue about how the supportive and practical benefits of a low vision evaluation can make all the difference in maximizing your useable vision and enhancing your independence.
Rigel Technology is offering an online seminar for the creation of accessible PDFs on July 27. In August, Rigel will offer workshops on IE 8 and on the new NVDA free screen reader.
All Rigel seminars are available as downloads from Rigel website. To peruse past seminars or register for an upcoming seminar, go to www.rigeltechnology.com
Title: Search Agent
Location: Redwood City
ReputationDefender is hiring a Search Agent for the MyReputation service. The search agent assists in providing customers with information about themselves on the web, can find hard to locate information about people, understands how terms of service violation reports can be made on different websites and understands various internet cultures from the professional to the objectionable.
• Maintain strict adherence to internal and customer deadlines
• Confidentiality is a must
• Utilize proprietary interface to organize information and input data
• Construct advanced search strings “on-the-fly” to efficiently isolate relevant content and understanding
• Web savviness is required. Understand website ownership, terms of service and how to contact those sites.
• Maintain open lines of communication with clients and ensure their needs (especially for information) are satisfied
• Demonstrate self-control, poise, patience and professionalism in difficult client situations
• Be available to be contacted by phone or email or reply quickly.
* Customer service.
* Excellent written communication.
* Data entry.
* An understanding of various search engines and websites.
Additional languages are a plus.
Salary: full or part time starting $14/hr + (depending on experience and language skills), work from home or in the office. 10-40+ hours per week.
Adaptations Products Advisory Committee (APAC)
Adaptations, the Lighthouse Store, is looking for members for its Products Advisory Committee.
The purpose of the Products Advisory Committee is to identify and discover innovative and useful high- and low-tech products that can benefit our community.
Prospective members should be able to attend committee meetings every two months.
For more information contact Sam Rodriguez at 415-694-7360 or email@example.com.
Toastmasters is a fun club that centers on public speaking, skill-building and leadership. Be part of a community of individuals who support each other with the common goal of improving communication and leadership skills! Everyone participates at each meeting, taking on a different role each time. Come to the initial meetings on the first three Saturdays in August to learn more about the club. Participants are highly encouraged to attend all three meetings, as a minimum number of people is required to charter a club.
August Toastmasters Meetings
When: Saturdays, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
August 7th, 14th and 21st
Where: The LightHouse, 214 Van Ness Avenue
Cost: $30 for six months and an initial fee for reference materials.
For more info contact Philip from the LightHouse.
Call 415-694-7372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org