Calendar

Events in February 2024

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Jan 28
Jan 29
Jan 30(1 event)

2:00 pm: Tech Together: January 2024 (Online)


Jan 30

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

January 16: Open Forum
Do you have a favorite tech tip or trick to share? Do you have questions about your tech setup? Do you have ideas about future Tech Together events? Join the Access Technology team for a fun and freeform discussion where we can all nerd out and learn about tech, together.
RSVP online for Open Forum, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

January 23: Smarten Up Your Home, Part 2
From lights, to locks, to speakers, to appliances, join the Access Technology team and we’ll continue our discussion on the virtual assistants and devices you can use to make your home more connected and more accessible.
RSVP online for Smarten Up Your Home, Part 2or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

January 30: Let's Talk About Speech Recognition, Featuring Ian Ramos
Ian Ramos of Access Ingenuity will be joining us to discuss speech recognition tools for access technology users.
RSVP online for Let's Talk About Speech Recognition, Featuring Ian Ramos or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Jan 31
Feb 1(2 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Feb 1

Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!

For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at littlelearners@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!

2:00 pm: Tecnologia para Todos (online)


Feb 1

Join the LightHouse’s monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users.

This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you rsvp by email to Fernando Macias at FMacias@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7670

Feb 2(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training at Earle Baum Center for Seniors 65+ (in-person)


Feb 2

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Feb 3(1 event)

9:00 am: 28th Annual Lowenfeld-Akeson Early Years Symposium, Connection is the Key (in-person)


Feb 3

28th Annual Lowenfeld-Akeson Early Years Symposium, Connection is the Key: Building rapport, relationships, and realistic expectations

The purpose of the Lowenfeld-Akeson Early Years Symposium is to educate service providers, families and students about new developments in the fields of pediatric ophthalmology, neurology and early childhood education of children who are blind or have low vision. The 28th Annual Symposium will be held in-person on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the California School for the Blind at  500 Walnut Street, Fremont, California. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This year's symposium is co-hosted by the California School for the Blind, LightHouse Little Learners, the California Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments and California Deafblind Services.

  • Keynote speaker Maurice Belote, MA, Deafblind Educational Consultant and former Project Coordinator of California Deafblind Services
  • Doctor panel featuring perspectives on the best ways to build rapport and develop reasonable expectations
  • Speaker May Nguyen, MS, Licensed Educational Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist, California School for the Blind
  • 2024 Dr. William and Ruth Silverman Excellence in Community Partnerships Award
  • Judith Lesner Family Forum
  • Tour of the California School for the Blind campus (optional)
  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided

Tickets to the Symposium are $50 for professionals and $20 for families and students. Families are encouraged to request a scholarship from the Silverman Scholarship Fund to attend the Symposium by emailing us at LowenfeldAkeson@gmail.com.

Please arrive early to sign-in and enjoy a little breakfast. Our program will commence promptly at 9:00 am.

Register for the Lowenfeld-Akeson Early Years Symposium. Registrations close on February 1, 2024.
Accommodations must be requested by January 19, 2024.

Feb 4
Feb 5(1 event)

(All day): EHC Summer Camp 2024 Registration Opens (online)

(All day)
Feb 5

Mark your calendars – here’s the  Enchanted Hills Camp Summer 2024 Schedule! Registration opens on February 5, 2024. More details to come soon. Here are the sessions.

  • DeafBlind Session: June 9 through June 13
  • Little Learners Family Camp: June 14 through June 16
  • Staff Training: June 17 through June 22
  • Adult Session: June 24 through June 29
  • Family Camp I: July 3 through July 6
  • Adults with Developmental Disabilities: July 8 through July 13
  • Youth Session: July 15 through July 20
  • Teen Session: July 15 through July 27
  • Family Camp II: July 31 through August 3
  • Music Camp: August 5 through August 11

View the EHC 2024 Summer Sessions page.

Feb 6(1 event)

2:00 pm: Tech Together: February 2024 (online)


Feb 6

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

February 6: Updates from A.T.I.A.
The annual Access Technology Industry Association, (A.T.I.A.) conference is a gathering for venders, educators, AT professionals and AT users and, this year, LightHouse AT team members! Join us for Tech Together and the team will discuss updates and new horizons in access technology.
RSVP online for Updates from A.T.I.A., or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 13: Explore Apple Wallet
One of the goals for many in the access technology learning space is financial independence. Join the AT team for what will be the first in a series of discussions around accessible finance. This week’s focus will be all aspects of the Apple Wallet app.
RSVP online for Explore Apple Wallet, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 20: Budgeting Basics
Continuing our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion on budgeting basics and accessible ways to manage money.
RSVP online for Budgeting Basics, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 27: Peer-to-peer Payments
Concluding our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion of peer-to-peer payment applications. You’ll learn about platforms like PayPal and Venmo, and we’ll discuss the ups and downs of accessibility therein.
RSVP online for Peer-to-peer Payments, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Feb 7(1 event)

7:00 pm: EHC Virtual Campfire (online)


Feb 7

These fun-filled evenings will consist of Enchanted Hills Camp updates, songs, alumni check-ins and LightHouse information and resources. All are welcome to join.

RSVP to Andrew Martinez at AMartinez@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7642.

Feb 8(1 event)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Feb 8

Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!

For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at littlelearners@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!

Feb 9(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training at Earle Baum Center for Seniors 65+ (in-person)


Feb 9

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Feb 10
Feb 11
Feb 12
Feb 13(1 event)

2:00 pm: Tech Together: February 2024 (online)


Feb 13

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

February 6: Updates from A.T.I.A.
The annual Access Technology Industry Association, (A.T.I.A.) conference is a gathering for venders, educators, AT professionals and AT users and, this year, LightHouse AT team members! Join us for Tech Together and the team will discuss updates and new horizons in access technology.
RSVP online for Updates from A.T.I.A., or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 13: Explore Apple Wallet
One of the goals for many in the access technology learning space is financial independence. Join the AT team for what will be the first in a series of discussions around accessible finance. This week’s focus will be all aspects of the Apple Wallet app.
RSVP online for Explore Apple Wallet, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 20: Budgeting Basics
Continuing our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion on budgeting basics and accessible ways to manage money.
RSVP online for Budgeting Basics, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 27: Peer-to-peer Payments
Concluding our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion of peer-to-peer payment applications. You’ll learn about platforms like PayPal and Venmo, and we’ll discuss the ups and downs of accessibility therein.
RSVP online for Peer-to-peer Payments, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Feb 14
Feb 15(2 events)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Feb 15

Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!

For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at littlelearners@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!

2:00 pm: Tecnologia para Todos (online)


Feb 15

Join the LightHouse’s monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users.

This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you rsvp by email to Fernando Macias at FMacias@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7670

Feb 16(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training at Earle Baum Center for Seniors 65+ (in-person)


Feb 16

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Feb 17
Feb 18
Feb 19
Feb 20(1 event)

2:00 pm: Tech Together: February 2024 (online)


Feb 20

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

February 6: Updates from A.T.I.A.
The annual Access Technology Industry Association, (A.T.I.A.) conference is a gathering for venders, educators, AT professionals and AT users and, this year, LightHouse AT team members! Join us for Tech Together and the team will discuss updates and new horizons in access technology.
RSVP online for Updates from A.T.I.A., or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 13: Explore Apple Wallet
One of the goals for many in the access technology learning space is financial independence. Join the AT team for what will be the first in a series of discussions around accessible finance. This week’s focus will be all aspects of the Apple Wallet app.
RSVP online for Explore Apple Wallet, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 20: Budgeting Basics
Continuing our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion on budgeting basics and accessible ways to manage money.
RSVP online for Budgeting Basics, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 27: Peer-to-peer Payments
Concluding our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion of peer-to-peer payment applications. You’ll learn about platforms like PayPal and Venmo, and we’ll discuss the ups and downs of accessibility therein.
RSVP online for Peer-to-peer Payments, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Feb 21
Feb 22(1 event)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Feb 22

Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!

For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at littlelearners@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!

Feb 23(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training at Earle Baum Center for Seniors 65+ (in-person)


Feb 23

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Feb 24
Feb 25
Feb 26
Feb 27(1 event)

2:00 pm: Tech Together: February 2024 (online)


Feb 27

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

February 6: Updates from A.T.I.A.
The annual Access Technology Industry Association, (A.T.I.A.) conference is a gathering for venders, educators, AT professionals and AT users and, this year, LightHouse AT team members! Join us for Tech Together and the team will discuss updates and new horizons in access technology.
RSVP online for Updates from A.T.I.A., or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 13: Explore Apple Wallet
One of the goals for many in the access technology learning space is financial independence. Join the AT team for what will be the first in a series of discussions around accessible finance. This week’s focus will be all aspects of the Apple Wallet app.
RSVP online for Explore Apple Wallet, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 20: Budgeting Basics
Continuing our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion on budgeting basics and accessible ways to manage money.
RSVP online for Budgeting Basics, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 27: Peer-to-peer Payments
Concluding our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion of peer-to-peer payment applications. You’ll learn about platforms like PayPal and Venmo, and we’ll discuss the ups and downs of accessibility therein.
RSVP online for Peer-to-peer Payments, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Feb 28
Feb 29(1 event)

9:30 am: Little Learners Playgroup (online)


Feb 29

Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!

For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at littlelearners@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!

Mar 1
Mar 2

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