We have resumed select face-to-face services for students by appointment and virtual classes continue to be offered. If you would like to discuss face-to-face services, please get in touch with your current LightHouse contact. All other inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com or give us a call at 415-431-1481.
LightHouse will be closed Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Apr 27 –
Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.
Regular maintenance and good security practices can save you many frustrations. We’ll share tips and best practices for accessible ways to keep your computer running smoothly.
RSVP for Tech Together: Computer Maintenance and Security 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 27 –
Each week students from the Lighthouse Youth Program gather for our virtual Not So Bored Game Night. A weekly evening of fun and games for Blind and low vision youth from all over. Games start at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings and will include trivia contests, scavenger hunts and other interactive games that will have youth making friends. In addition, the LightHouse staff each week’s games will be led by a guest mentor that will also share insight into their education, career and life as a person who is blind or has low vision.
Who: students under 18 that are blind or have low vision
If you are interested in signing up for the Not So Bored Game Night, please contact Jamey Gump by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.
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Apr 30 (All day)
Photo caption: Sealed bottles of vaccines lines up in a row
LightHouse for the Blind Headquarters open for first vaccines on Fridays April 2-May 7
You can register by phone to have your vaccination injection at the LightHouse location. It will be open each Friday for six weeks starting on April 2nd, for many of you we know this will be welcome news as you have visited us many times and the space will be familiar to you. For those new to the LightHouse, we aim to make this experience as smooth and seamless as we possibly can.
To register to attend the LightHouse vaccination clinic at 1155 Market Street, you will first need to make an appointment by calling 628-652-2700
On that call you will be able to make your first and second appointment for the vaccination at the LightHouse site.
When you call this number, you will be asked for some basic personal information and will be given an appointment time.
This line is open and staffed from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Voicemail messages can be left for call back outside of these hours.
This line is available to speakers of both Spanish and English.
Other language interpreters are available once you leave a voicemail requesting a call back.
Please note: if you have not registered using this method, you will not be able to get the vaccine at this site.
Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2021
Address: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco headquarters, 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco CA 94102
Getting to Your Appointment
The LightHouse Headquarters is located on 1155 Market Street between 7th and 8th streets.
The closest public transit is Civic Center Bart station and the most efficient exit is it the civic center/United Nations Plaza exit
The closest bus stops are Jones and 6th and Orpheum Theater. People using Rideshare apps can ask to be dropped on the Eastern corner of 7th and Market.
LightHouse will have volunteers available to meet people outside of 1155 Market Street. They will then guide you to the lobby where your information will be checked. All volunteers will practice social distancing and will be wearing masks.
You will then be directed to the elevator where the number for the 10th floor will be pressed for you so touching of elevator controls can be limited to help keep everybody safe.
Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected (with Safer Choice products made and sold by the LightHouse).
The number of people who can ride an elevator at the same time will be restricted to a designated number by the site manager.
Once on the 10th floor, another group of friendly volunteers will show you where to wait for your vaccination.
After your injection, you will wait for 15 minutes before being shown back to the lobby and out of the building. Volunteers will be available to help locate Ride Shares if required.
The LightHouse is proud to be able to offer our headquarters as a central, easy, and welcoming location for our extended community to vaccinate.
May 1 –
Grab your wands, cauldrons, and your Harry Potter knowledge and join your Lighthouse friends for our new student driven Harry Potter Club. This monthly gathering of happy Harry Potter enthusiasts will gather during the afternoon of the first Saturday of each month for all sorts of Harry Potter awesomeness.
In January we will start the club off right with a kick-off party! Where we will learn more about our Harry Potter friends by taking part in some house sorting and house competitions. Followed by a presentation from our friends at the Talking Books and Braille Center at the San Francisco Public Library about one way you might be able to access the Harry Potter book series. In February we will start watching the Harry Potter movie series and compare each of the movies and books in order. We will continue in this fashion with another installment of the Harry Potter series each month with a short break for summer. To best prepare for each month’s program we ask that you read the corresponding book before we watch the movie.
Don’t have the book? Don’t worry! There are options. First is the NLS free braille and talking book library service. If you are not signed up with the NLS please start the process at https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-library-service-for-the-blind-and-print-disabled/about-this-service/?cid=loc-ppc_s=google_c=talking-book-library_ag=talking-book_kw=library-of-congress-talking-books.You may also subscribe to Learning Ally, who has audio versions of all the Harry Potter books. To create an account with Learning Ally, please visit - https://learningally.org/About-Us/Join. Join us for the kick-off event in December to learn more and ask questions.
January 2 – Club Kick-off Party!
February 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
March 6 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
April 3 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
May 1 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
June, July & August – Summer Break
September 4th – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
October 2 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
November 6 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
December 4 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Who: Blind and low vision youth from all over that are under 18 or that are still in high school. Families should be aware the Harry Potter Books are for youth that are at least in 5th or 6th grade, however a couple of the Harry Potter movies are rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for all.
What: Harry Potter book and audio description movie club
When: 1:00 pm of the first Saturday of the month (see dates above)
Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: 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.
Anti-Discrimination Statement: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans.
If you are interested in signing up for the Harry Potter Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at JGump@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.