LightHouse will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Giving Tuesday: Supporting LightHouse Little Learners
Every year, nonprofits and other charitable organizations across the globe participate in Giving Tuesday–a day to give to the people and places that do impactful and inspiring work which gives back to our communities and environment and contribute to making our world better. This year, Giving Tuesday is on November 28.
LightHouse has participated in Giving Tuesday for several years now and are always grateful and humbled by the donations given to us by our community. Last year, for the first time ever, we chose our Little Learners program to be the recipient of all Giving Tuesday donations. The outpour of love and support we received for our brand-new program was tremendous, receiving just over $77,000 in donations! The impact of last year’s Giving Tuesday has been reflected in the expansion of resources we have been able to provide to families of blind, low vision and Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) babies and toddlers all across the state.
“My son, Maximiliano, has been seeing LightHouse Little Learner Specialist Kristi since he was 12 months old, and it has been such a blessing,” says Little Learners mom, Natali.
“He was diagnosed with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome (a rare neurological disorder) at 22 months, which consists of global developmental delays along with various medical complexities. Kristi would work with Max once a week at our home. She even attended an appointment with his pediatric ophthalmologist and advocated for his CVI diagnosis as he was getting ready to transition to the school district. Kristi also educated me and provided various resources to adequately choose the perfect glasses for Max, which has helped tremendously with him keeping them on. Max’s absolute favorite day of the month was playgroup that was put together by LightHouse Little Learners at a local library, which consisted of sensory, color pop, music and inclusiveness at its finest. I will forever be grateful for Kristi—her knowledge, her sweetness, her empowerment to advocate and her presence.”
This year, we are asking our community to help us exceed last year’s success and reach our goal of $80,000 for LightHouse Little Learners. Every gift received goes towards the education and empowerment of our Littles and their families, and our ability to expand our reach and serve more families in Northern and Central California. Stay tuned for more information about Giving Tuesday and how you can support our Little Learners on November 28!
Tech Together: November 2023 (online)
Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.
November 7: What's New With iOS 17
With a new iOS version and a new iPhone lineup comes new features and changes to the iOS experience, but what does this mean for access technology users? How do you make updates to Siri's speech settings? What is an action button, and how do you use it? What is the one true meaning of "Rah-paw-sed?" You'll find out when we discuss the ups and downs of iOS 17.
November 14: V.I.E.W: Visual Independence Enhancement Wearables
Smart glasses are an emerging technology that can increase access to information. Can they increase one’s independence as well? Join the Access Technology team and we’ll discuss the features and capabilities of wearable devices such as Envision glasses, Seleste glasses, and Orcam products.
November 21: Talk Shopping
Join the Access Technology team and we’ll discuss the apps and services you can use to buy all your favorite things. Whether you're checking off items on a grocery list, shopping for a special occasion, or just indulging in a little retail therapy, we’ll highlight accessible ways to shop with confidence.
November 28: Smarten Up Your Home
From lights, to locks, to speakers, to appliances, join the Access Technology team and we’ll discuss the virtual assistants and devices you can use to make your home more connected and more accessible.
RSVP online for Tech Together November 2023 (this link works for all four classes) or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.
Netflix's ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE Miniseries LightHouse Screening (online)
LightHouse invites our students and community members to join us virtually Tuesdays in November to watch the Netflix limited series ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE tells the story of two teenagers during World War II, one a blind girl in Nazi-occupied France, the other a German orphan boy pressed into service by the Nazi army. With this story not only being about a blind teenager, but also played by a blind actress, the LightHouse Community Services team would like to invite our friends and community to join us for our latest intergenerational series of our Reel Escape Audio Description Club.
The Reel Escape Audio Description Club is open for all ages.
What: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE audio-described four-part series
When: November 7, 14, 28 & December 5 at 7:00 pm (There is no screening on November 21, which is during the week of Thanksgiving.)
RSVP: By 5:00 pm the day before each showing to Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372
For more information about ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE’s TV-MA rating, please visit the parental guide.
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.
The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities!