LightHouse offices are closed for in-person services through July 1, 2021. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
Employment Immersion May Virtual Workshop
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.
The Language of Listening
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 email@example.com. 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.
Tech Together Online: Searching Your Stuff
Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.
Have you ever misplaced a file on your PC? How about knowing a handy app is somewhere on your phone but not being able to open it in a hurry because you can’t remember its name? We’ll share tips and tricks for searching and finding items within your own digital domain.
RSVP for Tech Together Online: Searching Your Stuff 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.
National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)
The National Federation of the Blind is a nationwide community of members that believe blind people can live the lives they want. We meet online via Zoom with the following schedule:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Connections, a semi-structured time to get to know chapter members
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Chapter Meeting
To RSVP, contact Christina Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note, this group is not afflicted with LightHouse.
College Spaces From Different Places: Let's Talk Living Skills
College Spaces From Different Places
Meeting 6: Let’s Talk Living Skills
When: Tuesday, May 11, from 7:00-8:30 PM
Continue to join us for the next installment of College Spaces from Different Places! We will discuss all things living skills; from cooking tips to cleaning strategies, and everything in between.
College Spaces from Different Places is a peer led student organization which cultivates connections and community for all undergraduate college students. College Spaces from Different Places is a group designed by and for low vision and blind students to have fun, build community, and share in our struggles and accomplishments. Many undergrads are currently missing out on forming social connections on their own college campus. Therefore, joining College Spaces from Different Places will give you an opportunity to come together with others from across the state. Leave your books and syllabi behind and join us!
If you have any questions or would like to be part of future College Spaces from Different Places gatherings, contact Daisy Soto: email@example.com
Or call 415-694-7328To learn more. Please RSVP by May 7, 2021 to receive the Zoom link.
NOTE: The Zoom link to join will be distributed the morning of the meetup. All blind/low vision college students are welcome, and you DO NOT need any authorizations from the DOR to join.
Not So Bored Game Night (online)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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.