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

The week's events

  • Tech Together: December 2022 (online)

    Tech Together: December 2022 (online)

    Dec 6

    Join the 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. Our Access Technology Specialists and Trainers share their expertise, tips, and handy resources on each week’s topic. Afterward, there is time for our students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

    December 6: Open Forum

    Do you have a favorite tech tip or trick to share? Do you have questions about your tech setup? Do you have ideas about future Tech Together events? Join the Access Technology team for a fun and freeform discussion where we can all nerd out and learn about tech, together.

    RSVP online for Open Forum or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    December 13: Tech Wish Lists

    What's on your access technology wish list this year? Join the AT team and we'll all discuss the devices, gadgets and accessories we'd like to get our hands on for the holidays.

    RSVP online for Tech Wish Lists or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

  • Introduction To Accessible Wayfinding (online)

    Introduction To Accessible Wayfinding (online)

    Dec 8

    Take your travel to the next level with Introduction To Accessible Wayfinding. Join Kacie Cappello and Fernando Macias from the Access Technology department, and O&M Specialist extraordinaire, Katt Jones, to explore the tools and techniques for navigating safely and confidently through our opening, changing world. We’ll discuss how native iPhone functionality like Siri and the Compass app can help you orient to your surroundings. You will learn route-planning strategies using Apple Maps and Google Maps, and how to get public transportation information from apps like Moovit and LiveBart. You will hear accessible apps like Microsoft Soundscape in action, and try features out for yourself. Whether you’re rediscovering your favorite coffeeshop, or preparing for your next great adventure, you’ll be ready to boldly go where you’ve always wanted to go!


    Thursday, 11/10/2022, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
    Thursday, 11/17/2022, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
    Thursday, 12/01/2022, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
    Thursday, 12/08/2022, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
    Thursday, 12/15/2022, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.


    This is a virtual class to be attended via the Zoom platform. Please, if possible, attend the Zoom meeting on a separate device than your iPhone, so the phone can be used for in-class activities.

    Course Prerequisites

    To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:

    1. Live in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin or Humboldt county.
    2. Have an iPhone with up-to-date software and the ability to download apps.
    3. Be comfortable independently exploring new iPhone apps.
    4. Be comfortable using your phone and its accessibility features, (VoiceOver, Zoom, etc), to access information on the screen.
    5. Be comfortable using your phone in different environments and in all lighting conditions.
    6. Be comfortable listening to and processing multiple sources of audio feedback.
    7. Be comfortable using the phone outdoors to obtain information about your environment while traveling.

    Note: After RSVP-ing, one of the class instructors will be in touch with a brief pre-course screener call. This step is required prior to enrollment.

    RSVP: please email Julie Koh at or call Julie on 415-694-7684. Space is limited and registrations close on November 7.

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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