ALL LightHouse offices, as well as the Adaptations Store, will be closed starting Thursday, July 4 and reopen Monday, July 8 in observance of the long Independence Day Weekend.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.
10:00 am: Let's Go Hiking: Lake Merritt!
Jan 6 –
Join us and Let's Go Hiking: Lake Merritt. We will be doing a lovely 3.25 mile walk around Oakland's Lake Merritt. It will be a perfect way to jump start 2019! We will be meeting at the Lake Merritt BART station and will be on our way from there! We will have volunteers to help guide. Please RSVP to Amber by emailing email@example.com or calling (415) 694 - 7353. All fitness levels welcome!
9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole
Jan 7 –
The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole
Every Monday, 9:30 AM to noon
What does it really mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads a weekly forum to discuss the many day-to-day ins-and-outs of blindness-from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so grab a cup of coffee and a seat at the table-for more information or to RSVP, contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7316. Not able to join us in person? You can now call in to participate live: dial 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID 692 100 581 when prompted.
9:00 am: Free Access Technology Training
Jan 8 –
Bring your own device to our Weekday Access Technology Trainings!
A LightHouse Access Technology Trainer is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. for FREE 1-1.25 hour slots of training and support in VoiceOver (for iOS), speech programs including NVDA and Jaws, Braille Displays, Victor Reader Stream, and assistance with downloading and using apps like KNFBReader and Be My Eyes.
Our trainer can also assist you with downloading books from BARD, setting up a FaceBook profile or downloading music. Make an appointment in advance, as availability is on a first come first serve basis!
To sign up, please contact Shen Kuan at email@example.com or 415-694-7312.
10:00 am: Braille Lab
Jan 8 –
January is National Braille Literacy Awareness Month. We're offering two braille labs for you to learn more about about braille, from its history, to tactile exercises to an introduction to basic braille.
Another lab will be held January 22.
For details or to RSVP, contact Divina Carlson, Braille Instructor, at 415-694-7367 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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10:00 am: Knitting
Jan 10 –
Every week, our knitters gather to share their purls of wisdom and get in the loop on each other’s latest project, and usually end up in stitches spinning yarns. Whether you knit for pleasure, distraction or just practical economics, or you’ve never done it before and want to give it a try, there’s always room for another loom. Learn, refine, or teach a skill that makes your gift-giving budget lighter weight or support a student-led altruistic project like knitting chemo caps, beanies for babies, lap blankets or other creative applications.
For more info, needle Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at email@example.com or 415-694-7316.
4:30 pm: Kurt Schwartzmann Art Opening
Jan 10 –
Join us on Thursday, January 10th for an Art Opening at the LightHouse 4:30 – 6 pm. The exhibition showcases the work of Kurt M. Schwartzmann. Kurt is a LightHouse client who lost all vision in his left eye in 2006 due to complications of AIDS. His first series of 64 drawings, entitled ‘Yellow Line’, is a tribute to the hard working Operators of SF MUNI that put up with SO much drama and still manage to keep the city moving efficiently, rain or shine.
What: Art Opening at the LightHouse for the Blind Gallery featuring the artwork of Kurt M. Schwartzmann
Refreshments will be served * Meet the Artist * Schmooze with the LightHouse Community
Please RSVP to Jennifer Sachs: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7333.
Tell your friends and circle of connections. Hope you can make it!
3:30 pm: Putting Your Best Face Forward: Using Makeup to Enhance Your Professional Appearance
Jan 11 –
Join us Friday January 11, when the LightHouse Rehabilitation Department, in partnership with Employment Immersion, will host a new class, “Putting Your Best Face Forward: Using Makeup to Enhance Your Professional Appearance”. LightHouse Independent Living Skills Specialists, Bobbi Pompey and Dawn Leeflang, along with Kate Williams, Manager of Employment Immersion, and beauty industry professionals from Benefit Cosmetics will guide students through using simple techniques to apply make-up for wearing to work!
What will you learn?
Things to Know:
The class will be held at the LightHouse Headquarters, 1155 Market Street in San Francisco, on the 10th floor. To ensure effective student-to-instructor ratio, attendance is limited and RSVPs are required.
To ensure an effective student-to-instructor ratio, attendance is limited and RSVPs are required.
The cost of the class is $45 which includes instruction and some makeup supplies from Benefit Cosmetics in the shade just right for you! Limited scholarship funding may be available for working students age 55+ in the of San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Contra Costa or Marin. Private pay and third-party payments are accepted.
Please register or send questions to Bobbi Pompey at email@example.com or 415-694-7613.
1:00 pm: Gmail Hands-On Workshop
Jan 12 –
Gmail, it's everywhere you want to be… Connected to the Internet. Welcome to the world of tomorrow, and web apps. Gmail is built to act as an application inside your browser. This means you can access it with just your favorite screen reader and browser, but still use time saving keyboard short cuts to make navigating easier. It also means that it is necessary to learn just a few new tricks. Gmail, and other web apps mix the way that you would navigate on the desk top with how you navigate a website. On Saturday, January 12th join the Access Technology team at the LightHouse to learn about how Gmail works with your screen reader and how to navigate and use it efficiently. We will discuss how Gmail differs from other websites and help you to make the most of its online interface. This course requires that you bring your own device, and be comfortable using your screen reader to browse web pages and in the desktop environment on your computer, and that you have a Gmail account. An RSVP is required for this class, and space is limited. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org This class is free to participants through support from the City of San Francisco’s SF Connected program.
1:00 pm: Try It Workshop: Pole Dancing
Jan 12 –