Calendar

Events in January 2023

  • Winter Holiday Break (LightHouse closed)

    Winter Holiday Break (LightHouse closed)

    (All day)
    Jan 1

  • Winter Holiday Break (LightHouse closed)

    Winter Holiday Break (LightHouse closed)

    (All day)
    Jan 2

  • Tecnologia para Todos (en línea)/Technology for All (online)

    Tecnologia para Todos (en línea)/Technology for All (online)


    Jan 5

    Tecnología para Todos, es un espacio en donde los usuarios comparten sus conocimientos y experiencias. Cada mes conversamos sobre distintos servicios, aplicaciones y dispositivos disponibles para personas ciegas y con baja visión. ¡Te esperamos!

    Para registrarse, contacten a Jeffrey Colon JColon@lighthouse-sf.or o 415-694-7323.

    Join our monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users.

    RSVP to Jeffrey Colon at JColon@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7323.

  • National Federation of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

    National Federation of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


    Jan 10

    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:

    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 President Bobbi Pompey at bobbipompey@gmail.com or 336-988-6375.

  • MLK Day Holiday

    MLK Day Holiday

    (All day)
    Jan 16

  • Tecnologia para Todos (en línea)/Technology for All (online)

    Tecnologia para Todos (en línea)/Technology for All (online)


    Jan 19

    Tecnología para Todos, es un espacio en donde los usuarios comparten sus conocimientos y experiencias. Cada mes conversamos sobre distintos servicios, aplicaciones y dispositivos disponibles para personas ciegas y con baja visión. ¡Te esperamos!

    Para registrarse, contacten a Jeffrey Colon JColon@lighthouse-sf.or o 415-694-7323.

    Join our monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users.

    RSVP to Jeffrey Colon at JColon@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7323.

  • California Council of the Blind Chapter Meeting San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

    California Council of the Blind Chapter Meeting San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


    Jan 21

    The San Francisco Chapter of the California Council of the Blind meets on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. All are invited to attend.

    For more info, contact Vita Zavoli by at VZavoli@gmail.com or 510-846-4080.

  • Hands-On With Two New accessible Phones in 2023 (in-person)

    Hands-On With Two New accessible Phones in 2023 (in-person)


    Jan 24

    This is an in-depth look at the RealSam Pocket and the BlindShell Classic 2, two uniquely different mobile phone offerings designed for those who are blind or have low vision. Bari Azmann and his team from BlindShell USA, and Anat Nulman of realthing.ai will present their devices, answer questions, and offer those interested, a chance to try both devices first hand to see if they might be an appropriate fit. Packed with apps and gaining new features all the time, BlindShell Classic 2 is a phone containing buttons with spoken feedback.RealSAM Pocket, on the other hand, is a phone operated exclusively by voice. It really is as easy as touch and talk. Join us as we dive in and learn about what’s new with these devices in 2023.

    RSVP to Raquel Gomez at RGomez@lighthouse-sf.org call 415-694-7339.

  • Meet You At The House (online)

    Meet You At The House (online)


    Jan 25

    Pull up a comfy chair and join Community Outreach Specialist Sheri Albers in the LightHouse virtual living room to talk about all things LightHouse! Have you been experiencing changes in your vision that have been affecting 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.

    To RSVP, contact Sheri Albers at 415-694-7331, or email salbers@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • LightHouse CEO Welcome Reception (in-person)

    LightHouse CEO Welcome Reception (in-person)


    Jan 27

    On behalf of the Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired Board of Directors, I cordially invite you to celebrate and welcome our new CEO, Sharon Giovinazzo, at a Welcome Reception on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 4-6PM at Lighthouse Headquarters, 1155 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. I hope to see you on the 27.

    Warm Regards,

    Sharon Sacks, Lighthouse Board Chair

    Please RSVP by January 24 to Carin Elman at CElam@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7681.

    Surpassing Sight Private Film Screening (in person)

    Surpassing Sight Private Film Screening (in person)


    Jan 27

    On January 27, shortly after the Welcome Reception with new LightHouse CEO Sharon Giovinazzo, LightHouse will be hosting a free private movie screening of the documentary Surpassing Sight which follows two blind men, Jack Chen and Dan Berlin, who completed the Race Across America, a road cycling race across the United States. There will be a Q&A with Jack and film writer and producer Lukas Behnken.

    What: Surpassing Sight Private Film Screening with Audio Description and Q&A
    When: Friday, January 27 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    Where: LightHouse San Francisco, 1155 Market St. 10th Floor
    RSVP: Get free tickets for Surpassing Sight at LightHouse San Francisco.

    Directions to LightHouse San Francisco

    Watch a trailer of Surpassing Sight with audio description.

    Visit the Surpassing Sight website.

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.

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