Calendar

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

Events in January 2023

  • 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.

  • Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils (online)

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils (online)


    Jan 6

    We all need an escape at times, and with the Real Escape Audio Description Club you can do just that with your blind and low vision friends. With the success of the first two seasons of Daredevil, we thought it would only be wise to continue the Marvel series with season three. Daredevil is at TV series about a blind attorney by day and vigilante by night. There will be time to watch each week’s episode and connect with your EHC and LightHouse friends.

    Parents Please Note: The Daredevil TV Series has adult content and is rated TV-MA and contains the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), and graphic violence (V). Read a Parental Guide for Daredevil. If any youth under the age of 18 wish to join this program, they must have a parent or guardian contact a LightHouse youth team member with written permission for their child to participate.

    RSVP to Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372.

     

     

  • 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 pm to 6:30 pm – Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Chapter Meeting

    To RSVP, contact President Bobbi Pompey at bobbipompey@gmail.com or 336-988-6375.

  • Tech Together: January 2023 (online)

    Tech Together: January 2023 (online)


    Jan 17

    January 17: Fabulous File Storage

    Whether you need to back up your files, share files with others, or keep more data than your device will hold, cloud-based file storage can be a useful tool in your toolbox. Join the Access Technology team, and we'll discuss options for accessible online storage.

    RSVP online for Fabulous File Storage or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    January 24: Meeting Up and Making Friends

    Join the Access Technology team, and we'll discuss accessible ways to find meetups, make friends, and enjoy events in a reopening world.

    RSVP online for Meeting Up and Making Friends or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    January 31: Take a Ride

    Join the Access Technology team, and we'll take a tour of popular rideshare applications. We'll also discuss strategies for safety and smooth sailing while you're on the road.

    RSVP online for Take a Ride or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

     

  • 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.

  • Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils (online)

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils (online)


    Jan 20

    We all need an escape at times, and with the Real Escape Audio Description Club you can do just that with your blind and low vision friends. With the success of the first two seasons of Daredevil, we thought it would only be wise to continue the Marvel series with season three. Daredevil is at TV series about a blind attorney by day and vigilante by night. There will be time to watch each week’s episode and connect with your EHC and LightHouse friends.

    Parents Please Note: The Daredevil TV Series has adult content and is rated TV-MA and contains the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), and graphic violence (V). Read a Parental Guide for Daredevil. If any youth under the age of 18 wish to join this program, they must have a parent or guardian contact a LightHouse youth team member with written permission for their child to participate.

    RSVP to Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372.

     

     

  • 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.

    Polishing in the Park: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club at LightHouse SF (in-person)

    Polishing in the Park: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club at LightHouse SF (in-person)


    Jan 21

    Polishing in the Park, a wood polishing club for youth, takes place once a month at different parks around the Bay Area. With each gathering, participants will have time dedicated to updating others about their projects and learning a little about that month’s mentor. Most importantly there will be time to polish with your blind and low vision friends. Students who sign up for the program will receive the basic materials and equipment to get started with wood polishing. Those students who remain active in the program and improve their skills will become eligible for additional raw materials that they can turn into art or gifts for loved ones.

    Due to winter weather, January’s event will take place at LightHouse San Francisco at 1115 Market Street.

    Saturday, January 21, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    RSVP to Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372. Light refreshments and polishing supplies will be provided for those students who RSVP by Friday, January 20.

  • Hands-On With Two New Accessible Phones

    Hands-On With Two New Accessible Phones


    Jan 24

    Adaptations is hosting an event in which participants will get 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!

    To RSVP, please contact Raqi Gomez at rgomez@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7339

    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.

    Tech Together: January 2023 (online)

    Tech Together: January 2023 (online)


    Jan 24

    January 17: Fabulous File Storage

    Whether you need to back up your files, share files with others, or keep more data than your device will hold, cloud-based file storage can be a useful tool in your toolbox. Join the Access Technology team, and we'll discuss options for accessible online storage.

    RSVP online for Fabulous File Storage or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    January 24: Meeting Up and Making Friends

    Join the Access Technology team, and we'll discuss accessible ways to find meetups, make friends, and enjoy events in a reopening world.

    RSVP online for Meeting Up and Making Friends or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    January 31: Take a Ride

    Join the Access Technology team, and we'll take a tour of popular rideshare applications. We'll also discuss strategies for safety and smooth sailing while you're on the road.

    RSVP online for Take a Ride or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

     

  • 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.

  • BART Safety Training (in-person)

    BART Safety Training (in-person)


    Jan 31

    Join LightHouse and the BART Accessibility Team at the Oakland 19th Street BART station, upper level, for a BART Safety Training.

    Are you a regular BART commuter, or do you only use it when you absolutely have to? Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were to accidently fall into the tracks on a BART platform? Do you know how to contact the operator for help while on a BART train? What do you do if there are no seats available?

    This event will give you the opportunity to inspect a full-scale model of the track with the elusive “third rail”, along with the cubby area under the platform where one can remain safe if a train were coming. We will have a hands-on experience in a BART car to check out the seating arrangements, the door to transfer to the next car, and the location of all the safety features. The LightHouse Media and Accessible Design Lab staff will also be on hand to show you the tactile BART station maps that are available for you to order.

    RSVP is strongly encouraged to ensure attendees have an opportunity to access all aspects of the presentation. To RSVP or if you have additional questions, contact Sheri Albers at SAlbers@lighthouse-sf.org, or 415-694-7331.

    Tech Together: January 2023 (online)

    Tech Together: January 2023 (online)


    Jan 31

    January 17: Fabulous File Storage

    Whether you need to back up your files, share files with others, or keep more data than your device will hold, cloud-based file storage can be a useful tool in your toolbox. Join the Access Technology team, and we'll discuss options for accessible online storage.

    RSVP online for Fabulous File Storage or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    January 24: Meeting Up and Making Friends

    Join the Access Technology team, and we'll discuss accessible ways to find meetups, make friends, and enjoy events in a reopening world.

    RSVP online for Meeting Up and Making Friends or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    January 31: Take a Ride

    Join the Access Technology team, and we'll take a tour of popular rideshare applications. We'll also discuss strategies for safety and smooth sailing while you're on the road.

    RSVP online for Take a Ride or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

     

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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