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Jun 17

Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps

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Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps


Jun 17

Interested in learning more about how GPS apps can support O&M travel? Orientation and Mobility Specialists from LightHouse for the Blind will introduce participants to multiple GPS apps during the four-session course. Participants will become familiar with features in Soundscape, Apple Maps, and Google Maps and learn how it can be integrated into regular travel.

Classes will be taught via Zoom from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:
Tuesday, June 15
Thursday, June 17
Tuesday, June 22
Thursday, June 24

This course is for DOR students with intermediate to advance iPhone skills who are interested in developing the navigation skills needed to retain or gain employment. Class size is limited to 8 students and is currently full. To find out about future GPS classes, please contact O&M Specialist, Marie Trudelle, at mtrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org.

Orientation & Mobility: Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

Orientation & Mobility: Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps


Jun 17

LightHouse Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Marie Trudell and Katt Jones will teach this four-session GPS Navigation course on Zoom introducing iPhone using students to foundational GPS concepts, app features, and problem-solving strategies. Students will learn and explore the function and features of Soundscape, Apple and Google Maps and practice identifying destinations, places of interest, and landmarks. The class will culminate in a GPS App Scavenger Hunt.

Who can benefit from this eight hour course?

  • People who travel independently to work, school, and in life and would like to increase existing orientation and navigation skills
  • iPhone users with an intermediate to advanced level of technology skills who have a strong use of Zoom or VoiceOver

The fee for this course is $330 and is limited to eight participants. This course may be supported by the Department of Rehabilitation with approval and authorizations (individuals must first contact their counselors). Limited scholarships are available for eligible students.

The class runs June 15, 17, 22 & 24 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

The RSVP deadline is June 1. 

If you are brand new to the LightHouse and interested in this course, contact Jeff Carlson, Social Worker at JCarlson@lighthouse-sf.org . For those who have participated in classes at the LightHouse and are interested in registering for this course, contact Katt Jones at KJones@lighthouse-sf.org.

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