Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

The week's events

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Apr 4
Apr 5(1 event)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


Apr 5

The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

Adult clients of their state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work and school environments. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week 1:

Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2:

Monday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3:

Monday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Please RSVP by Monday, March 1 to coordinate authorization through your DOR counselor and to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, March 29.  To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org  The class is limited to ten students.

Apr 6(1 event)

2:00 pm: Tech Together Online: Accessing Health Data


Apr 6

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

Does your doctor’s office have online scheduling, charts or test results? Do you need to access health information like weight or blood pressure? While your doctor is your best source of health advice, your Access Technology team will share what we know about the landscape of accessible health information and connected health devices.

RSVP for Tech Together Online: Accessing Health Data or leave a voicemail at 1-415-694-7618. Online registration is preferred.

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.

Apr 7(1 event)

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


Apr 7

The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

Adult clients of their state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work and school environments. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week 1:

Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2:

Monday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3:

Monday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Please RSVP by Monday, March 1 to coordinate authorization through your DOR counselor and to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, March 29.  To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org  The class is limited to ten students.

Apr 8(1 event)

3:00 pm: Tactile Diagram Intersection Workshop


Apr 8

If you’re a resident of San Francisco who is blind or has low vision, we invite you to join us for a free Tactile Diagram Workshop. Get an overview of the streets of San Francisco with tactile intersection diagrams designed in-house by LightHouse’s Media and Accessible Design Lab. Learn about San Francisco’s “left turn calming” intersections designed to slow drivers as they make left turns. Plus, our Orientation & Mobility Specialists will go over other types of intersections as well. Participants will receive a free copy of the Tactile Intersection Diagrams booklet before this workshop to help support learning.

This workshop is possible thanks to a Safety – It’s Your Turn  grant from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). For more information about the Safety – It’s Your Turn campaign visit VisionZeroSF.org/leftturns.

Thursday, April 8 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

RSVP by April 2 to Briana Kusuma at BKusuma@lighthouse-sf.org. Briana will send one copy of the booklet via Free Matter for the Blind and sign you up for participation in the workshop.

Apr 9
Apr 10

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!

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