Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.

The week's events

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May 23
May 24(2 events)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion May Virtual Workshop


May 24

May's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from May 3 through 28.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

12:00 pm: Summer in the City: TMAPs will get you moving!


May 24

Whether your summer plans include a vacation to a favorite destination or a staycation in your town, it’s time to get navigating with tactile maps! Hear from Greg Kehret, Director of Media and Accessible Design Laboratory at San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, as he introduces TMAP, a tool to generate tactile maps. Experts from the APH will share how to use the PixBlaster to print TMAPS and will also explore ways to create and embellish tactile graphics using low-tech products.

Instructors:

Greg Kehret, Director of Media and Accessible Design Laboratory at San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind

Karen Poppe, Product Manager, Educational Product Innovation at APH

William Freeman, Tactile Technology Product Manager at APH

This event is designed for O&M, TVI, Braille transcribers and alt media specialists. ACVREP Credit is available for the live presentation.

RSVP for this event at: https://aph.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1xB5hB_5RteJXXl2F105iw

May 25(5 events)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion May Virtual Workshop


May 25

May's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from May 3 through 28.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

9:45 am: The Language of Listening


May 25

Develop your listening skills for all aspects of life. The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to return to school or work, to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

While this course is focused on introducing listening skills to consumers, blind or low vision consumers of varying skill levels are welcome in this new course.  Persons interested should be comfortable learning in a group setting and committed to actively participate in all six classes.  Additionally, consumers must be able to access the Zoom platform, and able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones. Bobbi Pompey, Independent Living Specialist and Amy Mason, Access Technology will take the lead in facilitating this course.

This class runs May 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27 from 9:45 am to 12:15 pm.

The fee for this 12-hour course is $495 and is limited to ten consumers. Course materials needed for this course are headphones, for those who need headphones, there is a materials fee of $100.  This course may be supported by the Department of Rehabilitation with approval and authorizations (individuals must first contact their counselors). Authorizations may be sent to 1referral@lighthouse-sf.org.  Limited scholarships are available for eligible students. If you are brand new to the LightHouse and interested in this course, contact Debbie Bacon, LightHouse Rehabilitation Counselor at DBacon@lighthouse-sf.org.  For those who have participated in classes at the LightHouse and are interested in registering for this course, contact Briana Kusuma at BKusuma@lighthouse-sf.org.  Briana will ensure you are connected with course instructors.

2:00 pm: Tech Together Online


May 25

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

Registration details to come.

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.

2:00 pm: Tech Together Online: Gadget Grab Bag


May 25

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

We’ll share what gadgets and accessories we’ve been relying on during this work and live from home year. Feel free to come prepared to shout out a favorite gadget of your own.

RSVP for Tech Together Online: Gadget Grab Bag 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.

7:00 pm: Not So Bored Game Night (online)


May 25

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
What: weekly game night and guest mentor spotlight via zoom When: Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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.

If you are interested in signing up for the Not So Bored Game Night, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

May 26(3 events)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion May Virtual Workshop


May 26

May's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from May 3 through 28.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


May 26

Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

2:00 pm: Meet You At The House


May 26

Pull up a comfy chair and join me in the LightHouse virtual living room to talk about all things LightHouse! Have you been experiencing changes in your vision that have been effecting 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.

RSVP to Sheri Albers at SAlbers@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7331.

May 27(2 events)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion May Virtual Workshop


May 27

May's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from May 3 through 28.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

9:45 am: The Language of Listening


May 27

Develop your listening skills for all aspects of life. The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to return to school or work, to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

While this course is focused on introducing listening skills to consumers, blind or low vision consumers of varying skill levels are welcome in this new course.  Persons interested should be comfortable learning in a group setting and committed to actively participate in all six classes.  Additionally, consumers must be able to access the Zoom platform, and able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones. Bobbi Pompey, Independent Living Specialist and Amy Mason, Access Technology will take the lead in facilitating this course.

This class runs May 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27 from 9:45 am to 12:15 pm.

The fee for this 12-hour course is $495 and is limited to ten consumers. Course materials needed for this course are headphones, for those who need headphones, there is a materials fee of $100.  This course may be supported by the Department of Rehabilitation with approval and authorizations (individuals must first contact their counselors). Authorizations may be sent to 1referral@lighthouse-sf.org.  Limited scholarships are available for eligible students. If you are brand new to the LightHouse and interested in this course, contact Debbie Bacon, LightHouse Rehabilitation Counselor at DBacon@lighthouse-sf.org.  For those who have participated in classes at the LightHouse and are interested in registering for this course, contact Briana Kusuma at BKusuma@lighthouse-sf.org.  Briana will ensure you are connected with course instructors.

May 28(2 events)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion May Virtual Workshop


May 28

May's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from May 3 through 28.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

4:00 pm: Una Tarde de Tecnología con Jeffrey Colon - An Evening of Technology with Jeffrey Colon


May 28

Una Tarde de Tecnología con Jeffrey Colon

Cuando: Mayo 28, 2021 de 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Donde: por Zoom. Se pueden unir a Zoom, usando su teléfono, tableta, o computadora.
Tiene preguntas sobre las nuevas tecnologías? Esta interesado en aprender más sobre los diferentes servicios de tecnología que LightHouse ofrece? Entonces acompáñanos este mayo, cuando nuestro propio Jeffrey Colon, especialista de tecnologías de asistencia, va a ser el invitado. Originalmente de Puerto Rico, Jeffrey viene con muchos años de experiencia enseñando estudiantes ciegos y de baja visión a mejorar su entendimiento y confianza con la tecnología. Traigan sus preguntas, amigos, y entusiasmo y pásense una tarde al comienzo de este verano con nosotros y lo que estamos seguros será una conversación excelente!

Si tienen preguntas o para registrarse, por favor contacten a Esmeralda Soto a esoto@lighthouse-sf.org o 415-694-7323.

*Por favor regístrense antes del jueves 27 de mayo.*

An Evening of Technology with Jeffrey Colon

When: Friday May 28, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Where: Via Zoom. You can use your phone, tablet, or computer to join.
Do you have questions about assistive technology? Are you interested in learning more about what types of tech training the LightHouse offers? If so, join us this May when our own assistive technology specialist, Jeffrey Colon, will be our presenter. Originally from Puerto Rico, Jeffrey has been helping blind and visually impaired students improve their technology skills during both English and Spanish classes for many years. Bring your questions, friends, and enthusiasm, and spend a summer evening as part of what will surely be a great conversation!

With questions or to RSVP please contact Esmeralda Soto at esoto@lighthouse-sf.org or
415-694-7323

*Please RSVP by Thursday, May 27*

May 29

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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