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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.

Events in April 2021

  • LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    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.

    LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    Apr 2

    Photo caption: Sealed bottles of vaccines lines up in a row

    LightHouse for the Blind Headquarters open for first vaccines on Fridays April 2-May 7

    You can register by phone to have your vaccination injection at the LightHouse location. It will be open each Friday for six weeks starting on April 2nd, for many of you we know this will be welcome news as you have visited us many times and the space will be familiar to you. For those new to the LightHouse, we aim to make this experience as smooth and seamless as we possibly can.

    To register to attend the LightHouse vaccination clinic at 1155 Market Street, you will first need to make an appointment by calling 628-652-2700

    On that call you will be able to make your first and second appointment for the vaccination at the LightHouse site.

    When you call this number, you will be asked for some basic personal information and will be given an appointment time.

    This line is open and staffed from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

    Voicemail messages can be left for call back outside of these hours.

    This line is available to speakers of both Spanish and English.

    Other language interpreters are available once you leave a voicemail requesting a call back.

    Please note: if you have not registered using this method, you will not be able to get the vaccine at this site.

    Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2021

    Address: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco headquarters, 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco CA 94102

    Getting to Your Appointment

    The LightHouse Headquarters is located on 1155 Market Street between 7th and 8th streets.

    The closest public transit is Civic Center Bart station and the most efficient exit is it the civic center/United Nations Plaza  exit

    The closest bus stops are Jones and 6th and Orpheum Theater. People using Rideshare apps can ask to be dropped on the Eastern corner of 7th and Market.

    LightHouse will have volunteers available to meet people outside of 1155 Market Street. They will then guide you to the lobby where your information will be checked. All volunteers will practice social distancing and will be wearing masks.

    You will then be directed to the elevator where the number for the 10th floor will be pressed for you so touching of elevator controls can be limited to help keep everybody safe.

    Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected (with Safer Choice products made and sold by the LightHouse).

    The number of people who can ride an elevator at the same time will be restricted to a designated number by the site manager.

    Once on the 10th floor, another group of friendly volunteers will show you where to wait for your vaccination.

    After your injection, you will wait for 15 minutes before being shown back to the lobby and out of the building. Volunteers will be available to help locate Ride Shares if required.

    The LightHouse is proud to be able to offer our headquarters as a central, easy, and welcoming location for our extended community to vaccinate.

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    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.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Apr 5

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adult clients of their state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work and school environments. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

    Week 1:

    Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:

    Monday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:

    Monday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Please RSVP by Monday, March 1 to coordinate authorization through your DOR counselor and to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, March 29.  To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org  The class is limited to ten students.

  • Tech Together Online: Accessing Health Data

    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.

    Tech Together Online: Accessing Health Data


    Apr 6

    Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

    Does your doctor’s office have online scheduling, charts or test results? Do you need to access health information like weight or blood pressure? While your doctor is your best source of health advice, your Access Technology team will share what we know about the landscape of accessible health information and connected health devices.

    RSVP for Tech Together Online: Accessing Health Data 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.

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    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.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Apr 7

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adult clients of their state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work and school environments. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

    Week 1:

    Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:

    Monday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:

    Monday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Please RSVP by Monday, March 1 to coordinate authorization through your DOR counselor and to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, March 29.  To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org  The class is limited to ten students.

  • Tactile Diagram Intersection Workshop

    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.

    Tactile Diagram Intersection Workshop


    Apr 8

    If you’re a resident of San Francisco who is blind or has low vision, we invite you to join us for a free Tactile Diagram Workshop. Get an overview of the streets of San Francisco with tactile intersection diagrams designed in-house by LightHouse’s Media and Accessible Design Lab. Learn about San Francisco’s “left turn calming” intersections designed to slow drivers as they make left turns. Plus, our Orientation & Mobility Specialists will go over other types of intersections as well. Participants will receive a free copy of the Tactile Intersection Diagrams booklet before this workshop to help support learning.

    This workshop is possible thanks to a Safety – It’s Your Turn  grant from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). For more information about the Safety – It’s Your Turn campaign visit VisionZeroSF.org/leftturns.

    Thursday, April 8 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    RSVP by April 2 to Briana Kusuma at BKusuma@lighthouse-sf.org. Briana will send one copy of the booklet via Free Matter for the Blind and sign you up for participation in the workshop.

  • LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    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.

    LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    (All day)
    Apr 9

    Photo caption: Sealed bottles of vaccines lines up in a row

    LightHouse for the Blind Headquarters open for first vaccines on Fridays April 2-May 7

    You can register by phone to have your vaccination injection at the LightHouse location. It will be open each Friday for six weeks starting on April 2nd, for many of you we know this will be welcome news as you have visited us many times and the space will be familiar to you. For those new to the LightHouse, we aim to make this experience as smooth and seamless as we possibly can.

    To register to attend the LightHouse vaccination clinic at 1155 Market Street, you will first need to make an appointment by calling 628-652-2700

    On that call you will be able to make your first and second appointment for the vaccination at the LightHouse site.

    When you call this number, you will be asked for some basic personal information and will be given an appointment time.

    This line is open and staffed from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

    Voicemail messages can be left for call back outside of these hours.

    This line is available to speakers of both Spanish and English.

    Other language interpreters are available once you leave a voicemail requesting a call back.

    Please note: if you have not registered using this method, you will not be able to get the vaccine at this site.

    Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2021

    Address: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco headquarters, 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco CA 94102

    Getting to Your Appointment

    The LightHouse Headquarters is located on 1155 Market Street between 7th and 8th streets.

    The closest public transit is Civic Center Bart station and the most efficient exit is it the civic center/United Nations Plaza  exit

    The closest bus stops are Jones and 6th and Orpheum Theater. People using Rideshare apps can ask to be dropped on the Eastern corner of 7th and Market.

    LightHouse will have volunteers available to meet people outside of 1155 Market Street. They will then guide you to the lobby where your information will be checked. All volunteers will practice social distancing and will be wearing masks.

    You will then be directed to the elevator where the number for the 10th floor will be pressed for you so touching of elevator controls can be limited to help keep everybody safe.

    Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected (with Safer Choice products made and sold by the LightHouse).

    The number of people who can ride an elevator at the same time will be restricted to a designated number by the site manager.

    Once on the 10th floor, another group of friendly volunteers will show you where to wait for your vaccination.

    After your injection, you will wait for 15 minutes before being shown back to the lobby and out of the building. Volunteers will be available to help locate Ride Shares if required.

    The LightHouse is proud to be able to offer our headquarters as a central, easy, and welcoming location for our extended community to vaccinate.

  • Meet the 2019 Holman Prize Winners and Virtual Chocolate Tasting

    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.

    Meet the 2019 Holman Prize Winners and Virtual Chocolate Tasting


    Apr 10

    Meet our three 2019 Holman Prize winners from around the world as they talk about their projects and what they have accomplished this year. Then stay for a personal and artisanal organic chocolate tasting with Dr. Hoby Webler, and learn about the nuance a these particular chocolates. It will be delicious!

    To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite. Registration deadline is April 1, 2021. For more information regarding this event contact events@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    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.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Apr 12

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adult clients of their state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work and school environments. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

    Week 1:

    Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:

    Monday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:

    Monday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Please RSVP by Monday, March 1 to coordinate authorization through your DOR counselor and to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, March 29.  To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org  The class is limited to ten students.

  • Tech Together Online: Let's Talk Google Docs

    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.

    Tech Together Online: Let's Talk Google Docs


    Apr 13

    Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

    It’s a word processor, that lives in a web browser. It’s a powerful tool for building documents with other people. We’ll cover the concepts and settings you’ll need to access Google Docs with a screen reader.

    RSVP for Tech Together Online: Let's Talk Google Docs 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)

    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.

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


    Apr 13

    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 Christina Daniels at ms.christina.daniels@gmail.com.

    *Please note, this group is not afflicted with LightHouse.

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

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    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.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Apr 14

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adult clients of their state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work and school environments. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

    Week 1:

    Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:

    Monday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:

    Monday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Please RSVP by Monday, March 1 to coordinate authorization through your DOR counselor and to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, March 29.  To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org  The class is limited to ten students.

  • LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    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.

    LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    (All day)
    Apr 16

    Photo caption: Sealed bottles of vaccines lines up in a row

    LightHouse for the Blind Headquarters open for first vaccines on Fridays April 2-May 7

    You can register by phone to have your vaccination injection at the LightHouse location. It will be open each Friday for six weeks starting on April 2nd, for many of you we know this will be welcome news as you have visited us many times and the space will be familiar to you. For those new to the LightHouse, we aim to make this experience as smooth and seamless as we possibly can.

    To register to attend the LightHouse vaccination clinic at 1155 Market Street, you will first need to make an appointment by calling 628-652-2700

    On that call you will be able to make your first and second appointment for the vaccination at the LightHouse site.

    When you call this number, you will be asked for some basic personal information and will be given an appointment time.

    This line is open and staffed from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

    Voicemail messages can be left for call back outside of these hours.

    This line is available to speakers of both Spanish and English.

    Other language interpreters are available once you leave a voicemail requesting a call back.

    Please note: if you have not registered using this method, you will not be able to get the vaccine at this site.

    Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2021

    Address: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco headquarters, 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco CA 94102

    Getting to Your Appointment

    The LightHouse Headquarters is located on 1155 Market Street between 7th and 8th streets.

    The closest public transit is Civic Center Bart station and the most efficient exit is it the civic center/United Nations Plaza  exit

    The closest bus stops are Jones and 6th and Orpheum Theater. People using Rideshare apps can ask to be dropped on the Eastern corner of 7th and Market.

    LightHouse will have volunteers available to meet people outside of 1155 Market Street. They will then guide you to the lobby where your information will be checked. All volunteers will practice social distancing and will be wearing masks.

    You will then be directed to the elevator where the number for the 10th floor will be pressed for you so touching of elevator controls can be limited to help keep everybody safe.

    Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected (with Safer Choice products made and sold by the LightHouse).

    The number of people who can ride an elevator at the same time will be restricted to a designated number by the site manager.

    Once on the 10th floor, another group of friendly volunteers will show you where to wait for your vaccination.

    After your injection, you will wait for 15 minutes before being shown back to the lobby and out of the building. Volunteers will be available to help locate Ride Shares if required.

    The LightHouse is proud to be able to offer our headquarters as a central, easy, and welcoming location for our extended community to vaccinate.

  • CCB San Francisco Chapter monthly meeting

    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.

    CCB San Francisco Chapter monthly meeting


    Apr 17

    The San Francisco chapter of the California Council of the Blind holds its monthly meetings on Zoom on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. To RSVP, contact Frank Welte by phone at 510-541-1442 or via email at Frank.A.Welte@gmail.com. All are welcome!!

  • Tech Together Online: Braille, On Display

    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.

    Tech Together Online: Braille, On Display


    Apr 20

    Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

    A refreshable Braille display is a big investment. It’s important to consider the size and ergonomics of the display, what smart features it might have, and how it integrates with other devices and services you use. We’ll share what the current Braille display landscape has available on all of these fronts.

    RSVP for Tech Together Online: Braille, On Display 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.

     

  • Home Accessibility Assessment Workshop

    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.

    Home Accessibility Assessment Workshop


    Apr 21

    You’re spending more time at home than ever before, so why not learn how to make your home environment more accessible? LightHouse’s Rehabilitation Department presents a 2-day Home Accessibility Workshop for adults who want to improve the safety and overall accessibility of their home.

    Join Orientation & Mobility Specialists Sarah McIntyre and Jennifer Huey for a 2-part Zoom workshop on home accessibility. Learn how to make a room-by-room assessment of your home, identify possible safety hazards, and brainstorm possible solutions that you can implement to increase the overall safety and accessibility of your home.

    This workshop is open to adult residents of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, West Contra Costa, and East Marin Counties who are non-DOR consumers. If you’re a consumer of DOR and would like to attend, contact Sarah McIntyre for more details. This workshop will use the Zoom platform; participants with access to a telephone are welcome to join by calling in.

    Dates: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. and Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. PST.

    Participants are required to register for both dates. Contact Sarah McIntyre to register: smcintyre@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Registration deadline is Friday, April 16 by 5:00 p.m. PST.

  • LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    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.

    LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    (All day)
    Apr 23

    Photo caption: Sealed bottles of vaccines lines up in a row

    LightHouse for the Blind Headquarters open for first vaccines on Fridays April 2-May 7

    You can register by phone to have your vaccination injection at the LightHouse location. It will be open each Friday for six weeks starting on April 2nd, for many of you we know this will be welcome news as you have visited us many times and the space will be familiar to you. For those new to the LightHouse, we aim to make this experience as smooth and seamless as we possibly can.

    To register to attend the LightHouse vaccination clinic at 1155 Market Street, you will first need to make an appointment by calling 628-652-2700

    On that call you will be able to make your first and second appointment for the vaccination at the LightHouse site.

    When you call this number, you will be asked for some basic personal information and will be given an appointment time.

    This line is open and staffed from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

    Voicemail messages can be left for call back outside of these hours.

    This line is available to speakers of both Spanish and English.

    Other language interpreters are available once you leave a voicemail requesting a call back.

    Please note: if you have not registered using this method, you will not be able to get the vaccine at this site.

    Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2021

    Address: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco headquarters, 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco CA 94102

    Getting to Your Appointment

    The LightHouse Headquarters is located on 1155 Market Street between 7th and 8th streets.

    The closest public transit is Civic Center Bart station and the most efficient exit is it the civic center/United Nations Plaza  exit

    The closest bus stops are Jones and 6th and Orpheum Theater. People using Rideshare apps can ask to be dropped on the Eastern corner of 7th and Market.

    LightHouse will have volunteers available to meet people outside of 1155 Market Street. They will then guide you to the lobby where your information will be checked. All volunteers will practice social distancing and will be wearing masks.

    You will then be directed to the elevator where the number for the 10th floor will be pressed for you so touching of elevator controls can be limited to help keep everybody safe.

    Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected (with Safer Choice products made and sold by the LightHouse).

    The number of people who can ride an elevator at the same time will be restricted to a designated number by the site manager.

    Once on the 10th floor, another group of friendly volunteers will show you where to wait for your vaccination.

    After your injection, you will wait for 15 minutes before being shown back to the lobby and out of the building. Volunteers will be available to help locate Ride Shares if required.

    The LightHouse is proud to be able to offer our headquarters as a central, easy, and welcoming location for our extended community to vaccinate.

    Home Accessibility Assessment Workshop

    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.

    Home Accessibility Assessment Workshop


    Apr 23

    You’re spending more time at home than ever before, so why not learn how to make your home environment more accessible? LightHouse’s Rehabilitation Department presents a 2-day Home Accessibility Workshop for adults who want to improve the safety and overall accessibility of their home.

    Join Orientation & Mobility Specialists Sarah McIntyre and Jennifer Huey for a 2-part Zoom workshop on home accessibility. Learn how to make a room-by-room assessment of your home, identify possible safety hazards, and brainstorm possible solutions that you can implement to increase the overall safety and accessibility of your home.

    This workshop is open to adult residents of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, West Contra Costa, and East Marin Counties who are non-DOR consumers. If you’re a consumer of DOR and would like to attend, contact Sarah McIntyre for more details. This workshop will use the Zoom platform; participants with access to a telephone are welcome to join by calling in.

    Dates: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. and Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. PST.

    Participants are required to register for both dates. Contact Sarah McIntyre to register: smcintyre@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Registration deadline is Friday, April 16 by 5:00 p.m. PST.

    Stanford University presents TMAP with Dr. Joshua Miele

    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.

    Stanford University presents TMAP with Dr. Joshua Miele


    Apr 23

    On the afternoon of the 5th anniversary of the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University, please join us for a talk by special guest Dr. Joshua Miele who will talk about his story as a blind cartographer.

    Joshua will use the creation of TMAP – Tactile Maps Automated Production – to frame the broader landscape of how tactile maps and graphics can be used by blind people to understand many kinds of spatial information. He will discuss the power of touch as a spatial precept, as well as the design constraints on tactile representations that are surprising and challenging to most visual designers. Key topics include historical techniques for creating tactile maps, examples and counterexamples of tactile map use cases, and promising technologies for expanding the availability of accessible maps in the future.

    When: Friday April 23, 2021, 3:00 p.m. PST

    Where: Zoom

    RSVP: Please register using this form

    Real-time captioning will be provided for this event. If you need any other disability-related accommodation, please contact the David Rumsey Map Center by emailing rumseymapcenter@stanford.edu. Requests should be made by April 16.

  • Tech Together Online: Computer Maintenance and Security

    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.

    Tech Together Online: Computer Maintenance and Security


    Apr 27

    Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

    Regular maintenance and good security practices can save you many frustrations. We’ll share tips and best practices for accessible ways to keep your computer running smoothly.

    RSVP for Tech Together: Computer Maintenance and Security 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.

     

  • Meet You At The House

    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.

    Meet You At The House


    Apr 28

    Pull up a comfy chair and join me in the LightHouse virtual living room to talk about all things LightHouse! Have you been experiencing changes in your vision that have been effecting your daily life, but did not know who to talk to? LightHouse of 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, Rocci from the Adaptations Store will be on hand to let us know what is new in the world of low vision and blindness products. RSVP to Sheri Albers at 415-694-7331 or salbers@lighthouse-sf.org

  • LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    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.

    LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

    (All day)
    Apr 30

    Photo caption: Sealed bottles of vaccines lines up in a row

    LightHouse for the Blind Headquarters open for first vaccines on Fridays April 2-May 7

    You can register by phone to have your vaccination injection at the LightHouse location. It will be open each Friday for six weeks starting on April 2nd, for many of you we know this will be welcome news as you have visited us many times and the space will be familiar to you. For those new to the LightHouse, we aim to make this experience as smooth and seamless as we possibly can.

    To register to attend the LightHouse vaccination clinic at 1155 Market Street, you will first need to make an appointment by calling 628-652-2700

    On that call you will be able to make your first and second appointment for the vaccination at the LightHouse site.

    When you call this number, you will be asked for some basic personal information and will be given an appointment time.

    This line is open and staffed from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

    Voicemail messages can be left for call back outside of these hours.

    This line is available to speakers of both Spanish and English.

    Other language interpreters are available once you leave a voicemail requesting a call back.

    Please note: if you have not registered using this method, you will not be able to get the vaccine at this site.

    Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2021

    Address: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco headquarters, 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco CA 94102

    Getting to Your Appointment

    The LightHouse Headquarters is located on 1155 Market Street between 7th and 8th streets.

    The closest public transit is Civic Center Bart station and the most efficient exit is it the civic center/United Nations Plaza  exit

    The closest bus stops are Jones and 6th and Orpheum Theater. People using Rideshare apps can ask to be dropped on the Eastern corner of 7th and Market.

    LightHouse will have volunteers available to meet people outside of 1155 Market Street. They will then guide you to the lobby where your information will be checked. All volunteers will practice social distancing and will be wearing masks.

    You will then be directed to the elevator where the number for the 10th floor will be pressed for you so touching of elevator controls can be limited to help keep everybody safe.

    Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected (with Safer Choice products made and sold by the LightHouse).

    The number of people who can ride an elevator at the same time will be restricted to a designated number by the site manager.

    Once on the 10th floor, another group of friendly volunteers will show you where to wait for your vaccination.

    After your injection, you will wait for 15 minutes before being shown back to the lobby and out of the building. Volunteers will be available to help locate Ride Shares if required.

    The LightHouse is proud to be able to offer our headquarters as a central, easy, and welcoming location for our extended community to vaccinate.

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!