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Learn the Best Ways to Navigate Accessibly, with LightHouse Wayfinding Class

Take your travel to the next level with LightHouse’s Introduction to Accessible Wayfinding. Join Kacie Cappello and Fernando Macias from the Access Technology department, and Orientation & Mobility Specialists Jennifer Huey and Jenna Whitelaw, to explore the tools and techniques for navigating safely and confidently through our opening, changing world.
We’ll discuss how native iPhone functionality like Siri and the Compass app can help you orient to your surroundings. You will learn route-planning strategies using Apple Maps and Google Maps, and how to get public transportation information from apps like Moovit and LiveBart. You will hear accessible apps like BlindSquare in action and try features out for yourself. Whether you’re rediscovering your favorite coffee shop, or preparing for your next great adventure, you’ll be ready to boldly go where you’ve always wanted to go!
Access Technology Instructor Kacie explains more about the class:
“Access Technology and Orientation & Mobility are areas that can often intimidate learners. This class blends concepts from both areas in a thorough, yet approachable way. You’ll learn about many apps in detail, and we’ll practice and discuss scenarios in which you will use the skills out in the community. This course will be virtual, so there is no need to actively navigate during the sessions. After the course, you will have the skills and strategies you will need to travel with confidence, comfort, and new curiosity.”
What: Introduction To Accessible Wayfinding (online)
When: Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 & 26 and November 2 & 9, from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Online
RSVP: By October 2 to AT@lighthouse-sf.org
or 415-431-1481

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