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The week's events

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Oct 23(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

1:00 pm: Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)


Oct 23

The Superfest Disability Film Festival features films from around the world celebrating disability culture by featuring work by and about people with disabilities.

Watch the films in person or on-demand virtually.

The first day of films take place at the Freight and Salvage at 2020 Addison St in Berkeley near the Downtown Berkley BART Station. After the first day of films, there will be community social time.

The second day of films take place at the Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco, across from the main library and near the Civic Center BART Station. After the second day of films, stay around for a panel discussion featuring some of the makers of one of the featured films.

All films will have closed audio descriptions via the All4Access app.

Learn more about Superfest, including access information on the Superfest website.

Saturday, October 22 at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, from noon to 2:00 pm

Sunday, October 23 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

You can purchase a Superfest pass that will provide you access to both days of in-person films plus virtual access to the films. Passes range from $0 to $100. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Oct 24(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole (online)


Oct 24

What does it really mean to be a person who is blind or has low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead this call-in 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 make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair, and call in to chat about the business of blindness.

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

Oct 25(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:00 pm: Tech Together: October 2022 (online)


Oct 25

October 4: Unpacking PDFs
PDF, or Portable Document Format files are some of the most commonly used types of documents. If you're an access technology user, they just might be your most common source of techno-stress! We'll discuss strategies and techniques for reading PDF files, from the fully accessible to the completely inaccessible.

RSVP to Tech Together: Unpacking PDFs

October 11: Introduction to Access Technology
What is accessible technology and how do we learn to use it? If you, a friend or family member are a person who is new to blindness or having low vision, or new to using access technology tools, this event is for you. We’ll discuss how you can use mainstream tools like smartphones, voice assistants, and computers, as well as a few specialized gadgets for reading books and recording information at the touch of a button. We’ll talk about what services and resources are available for learning to use these tools, and we’ll give some tips for friends and family members who want to be supportive of the learning process.

RSVP to Introduction to Access Technology

October 18: What's New With iOS 16
With a new iOS version comes new features and changes to the iOS experience, but what does this mean for access technology users? How do you customize your lock screen? Can you really unsend a text message? What are the bugs or fixes you should know about before or after updating your phone? We'll discuss the ups and the downs of iOS 16 and share our tips and tricks.

RSVP to What's New with iOS16

October 25: Meet the Access Tech Team
Following our discussion in which we introduced access technology, lets take a look at the people behind the machines. Each trainer will discuss their favorite device or software that they teach, their favorite productivity tool, and their favorite app for entertainment.

RSVP to Meet the Access Tech Team

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:00 pm: The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)


Oct 25

A representative from The League of Women Voters Oakland will provide state-wide information about propositions and Ranked Choice Voting for the November 8 election in Alameda County.
RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
Oct 26(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

1:00 pm: G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


Oct 26

G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:00 pm: Meet You At The House (online)


Oct 26

Pull up a comfy chair and join Community Outreach Specialist Sheri Albers in the LightHouse virtual living room to talk about all things LightHouse! Have you been experiencing changes in your vision that have been affecting your daily life, but did not know who to talk to? LightHouse in San Francisco may have the solutions you have been looking for. This is a safe place to bring the questions that you have been wanting to ask. As always, Raqi from the Adaptations Store will be on hand to let us know what is new in the world of low vision and blindness products.

To RSVP, contact Sheri Albers at 415-694-7331, or email salbers@lighthouse-sf.org.

Oct 27(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

11:00 am: Create in Community (in-person)


Oct 27

Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:00 pm: Tecnología para Todos (en línea)


Oct 27

oin 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: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org or by calling 415-694-7323.

Oct 28(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: Sirkin Center Grand Opening


Oct 28

The Sirkin Center will open its doors for a grand opening celebration that will include guided tours, departmental displays, guest speakers, a ribbon cutting, and refreshments. Additional details to come!

For questions, please contact development@lighthouse-sf.org.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

5:30 pm: Friday Salon Creatives' Share Space (in-person)


Oct 28

Artists, Makers, Creatives and thinkers; do we have the perfect Friday Night for you. Join together with other artists, writers, musicians, artisans and anyone who enjoys creative process to share works in progress and completed creations in a laid back and friendly vibe. Give and receive feedback about shared work if it's desired and support our community as they press forward to complete projects for festivals, shows or personal growth. Whatever you're making, bring it!

RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lighthosue-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

Oct 29(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

1:00 pm: Family Pumpkin Palooza (in-person)


Oct 29

2022 LightHouse Family Pumpkin Palooza

With Halloween just around the corner and an abundance of everything pumpkin everywhere, it’s time to gather and embrace the season with other LightHouse families. Whether the family member that is blind or low vision is a parent or a child, we would like to invite you and your family to our next Family Pumpkin Palooza. Our Halloween theme festival hosted by the LightHouse Community Services team and Living Skills instructors are scheduled for the afternoon of October 29 at our headquarters in San Francisco.

We will have pumpkins and lots of fun. The fun will begin with pumpkin carving for all with some helping hands from our Living Skills team for those that may need some help developing these carving skills. In addition to practicing your carving skills we will have you all showing off your artistic and culinary skills with our pumpkin cupcake decorating and tasting challenge. All followed by a costume contest including categories for most elaborate costume, most creative costume and possibly a best family themed costume.

  • What to Bring
    Pumpkins: we welcome families to bring their own pumpkins to carve, however LightHouse is happy to help provide them if needed. We ask that if you wish to use one of the pumpkins that we secure that you include this request with your RSVP no later than Friday, October 21st.
  • Cupcake decorations – LightHouse will provide the pumpkin cupcakes for you to decorate but ask that families bring their own favorite toppings or decorations.
  • A bag or other way to carry your pumpkin creations home with you

Who: Families with a blind and low vision family member of any age
What: Family Pumpkin Palooza with; pumpkin carving, cupcake decorating, and a costume contest
When: Saturday, October 29 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: LightHouse Headquarters @ 10th floor of 1155 Market St. San Francisco
Program fee: To help offset program expenses we ask for a $10 donation per participants who wish to carve a pumpkin. Thanks to a grant from DAAS, this fee will be waived for residents of San Francisco. Additional scholarships are available upon request.
RSVP: Please contact Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372 by Friday October 21.

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!