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Jan 3
Jan 4
Jan 5(2 events)

2:00 pm: Tech Together Online: Tech for Reading Printed Text


Jan 5

Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse Access Technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

January 5: Tech for Reading Print Text

We’ll discuss apps and techniques for reading printed text, such as paper mail, package directions, and image files with written text.

Join us for one or all these conversations.

RSVP online for the January 5 Tech Together.

Or leave a voicemail at 510-925-2943. Online registration is preferred.

Upcoming Topics
January 12: All About File Storage
January 19: Troubleshooting Your Tech
January 26: Podcast and Audio Recording

3:30 pm: Safe and Confident Movement for O&M Travel​


Jan 5

Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a 6 session course geared towards improving safety in movement for indoor and outdoor activities. Exercises performed during class will help students feel more ‘sure footed’ when navigating stairs, walking over uneven sidewalks, and moving around obstacles while using a white cane or dog guide. Exercises designed to ease the transition between sit-to-stand movements will also be incorporated.

In addition to completing simple and dual task activities, participants will learn how to conduct an at home safety assessment, evaluate elements that improve footwear stability, and develop a personalized balance program. After the 6 session course, participants can expect to feel more self-assured in personal movement patterns and less anxious about falling.

The classes will be taught via Zoom or phone at the following dates and times -
• Week 1: Tuesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 7 from 3:30-4:45pm
• Week 2: Tuesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 14 from 3:30-4:45pm
• Week 3: Tuesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 21 from 3:30-4:45pm

There are no costs associated with this course for adults 55 and over living in the following counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is 150.00, plus materials.

To registration is currently closed for this class due to it being full with a waitlist.

To learn about future offerings of this workshop, please email Marie Trudelle at mtrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org

Jan 6
Jan 7(1 event)

3:30 pm: Safe and Confident Movement for O&M Travel​


Jan 7

Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a 6 session course geared towards improving safety in movement for indoor and outdoor activities. Exercises performed during class will help students feel more ‘sure footed’ when navigating stairs, walking over uneven sidewalks, and moving around obstacles while using a white cane or dog guide. Exercises designed to ease the transition between sit-to-stand movements will also be incorporated.

In addition to completing simple and dual task activities, participants will learn how to conduct an at home safety assessment, evaluate elements that improve footwear stability, and develop a personalized balance program. After the 6 session course, participants can expect to feel more self-assured in personal movement patterns and less anxious about falling.

The classes will be taught via Zoom or phone at the following dates and times -
• Week 1: Tuesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 7 from 3:30-4:45pm
• Week 2: Tuesday, January 12 and Thursday, January 14 from 3:30-4:45pm
• Week 3: Tuesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 21 from 3:30-4:45pm

There are no costs associated with this course for adults 55 and over living in the following counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is 150.00, plus materials.

To registration is currently closed for this class due to it being full with a waitlist.

To learn about future offerings of this workshop, please email Marie Trudelle at mtrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org

Jan 8
Jan 9(1 event)

1:00 pm: Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club for Youth


Jan 9

Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club
Saturday, January 9th from 1:00 pm

Do you like making things? Do you have a green thumb with plants? Would you like to have fun with friends creating art that is friendly to our environment? LightHouse might have the perfect virtual gathering for you. Join us for our Eco Arts and crafts club, where we will explore different arts and craft projects with other youth who are blind or have low vision friends from all overr. Our January art project will have those that RSVP making our very own Biodomes. Future projects will range from things we can make out of recycled materials you can find around your house or projects that you can put into nature knowing you will not have a negative impact on our world.

Who: elementary and middle school students that are blind or have low vision
What: monthly arts and crafts lesson over zoom
When: Saturday, January 9th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: a list a program supplies and the zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program
Parents & Guardians: we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually

If you are interested in signing up for the Eco-friendly Arts and Crafts Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

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!

SDS safety dataClick here for our cleaning product safety data sheets (SDS) and ingredient information.

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