Calendar

LightHouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

Events in August 2022

  • Tech Together (online)

    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 2

    August 2: Tech on Task
    Whether you’re headed back to school, back to work, or just want to perform tasks more efficiently, productivity involves more than knowing the right screen reader or magnification commands. We’ll share our approach to managing time and tasks, choosing the right tools and format to get a job done, hearing screen readers and conversations at once, and explaining how we work with access technology to others.

    RSVP to Tech on Task

    August 9: Take Note
    Are you tracking a dozen Zoom meetings a week? How about preparing for an upcoming exam? Are you trying to keep track of the names and numbers of folks you've met through online networking events? Perhaps you are preparing for school, in person, or in the virtual classroom. Maybe you are simply interested in learning different ways to take notes. We will discuss the different aspects to notetaking and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones.

    RSVP to Take Note

    August 16: Devices Part 1: Unboxing Accessibly
    One task our access technology team frequently assists with is device set up. With hands-on demos plus tips and tricks, we’ll show how we configure a PC or iPhone to be accessible as soon as we take it out of the box, and initial settings that can make the set up and learning experience go more smoothly.

    RSVP To Devices Part 1

    August 23: Devices Part 2: Configure and Customize
    Following last week’s session on device setup, we’ll delve deeper into the settings you can change to configure your accessibility experience. From views to verbosity, you have many choices when customizing your device, we’ll highlight some which have made a big difference for ourselves and our students.

    RSVP to Devices Part 2

    August 30: Devices Part 3: Maintenance and Security
    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 to Devices Part 3

  • Tecnología para Todos (en línea)

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)


    Aug 4

    Join the LightHouse’s 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.

    This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you RSVP by email to: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org or by calling 415-694-7323.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive

    Red Cross Blood Drive


    Aug 5

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask at all LightHouse sites.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive at LightHouse
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Every blood donation can save up to three lives. Will you join the LightHouse community in giving back by giving blood? To schedule your appointment or for more information visit this link or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

    If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276. This event is co-sponsored by LightHouse for the Blind and American Red Cross.

  • Tech Together (online)

    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 9

    August 2: Tech on Task
    Whether you’re headed back to school, back to work, or just want to perform tasks more efficiently, productivity involves more than knowing the right screen reader or magnification commands. We’ll share our approach to managing time and tasks, choosing the right tools and format to get a job done, hearing screen readers and conversations at once, and explaining how we work with access technology to others.

    RSVP to Tech on Task

    August 9: Take Note
    Are you tracking a dozen Zoom meetings a week? How about preparing for an upcoming exam? Are you trying to keep track of the names and numbers of folks you've met through online networking events? Perhaps you are preparing for school, in person, or in the virtual classroom. Maybe you are simply interested in learning different ways to take notes. We will discuss the different aspects to notetaking and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones.

    RSVP to Take Note

    August 16: Devices Part 1: Unboxing Accessibly
    One task our access technology team frequently assists with is device set up. With hands-on demos plus tips and tricks, we’ll show how we configure a PC or iPhone to be accessible as soon as we take it out of the box, and initial settings that can make the set up and learning experience go more smoothly.

    RSVP To Devices Part 1

    August 23: Devices Part 2: Configure and Customize
    Following last week’s session on device setup, we’ll delve deeper into the settings you can change to configure your accessibility experience. From views to verbosity, you have many choices when customizing your device, we’ll highlight some which have made a big difference for ourselves and our students.

    RSVP to Devices Part 2

    August 30: Devices Part 3: Maintenance and Security
    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 to Devices Part 3

  • Tech Together (online)

    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 16

    August 2: Tech on Task
    Whether you’re headed back to school, back to work, or just want to perform tasks more efficiently, productivity involves more than knowing the right screen reader or magnification commands. We’ll share our approach to managing time and tasks, choosing the right tools and format to get a job done, hearing screen readers and conversations at once, and explaining how we work with access technology to others.

    RSVP to Tech on Task

    August 9: Take Note
    Are you tracking a dozen Zoom meetings a week? How about preparing for an upcoming exam? Are you trying to keep track of the names and numbers of folks you've met through online networking events? Perhaps you are preparing for school, in person, or in the virtual classroom. Maybe you are simply interested in learning different ways to take notes. We will discuss the different aspects to notetaking and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones.

    RSVP to Take Note

    August 16: Devices Part 1: Unboxing Accessibly
    One task our access technology team frequently assists with is device set up. With hands-on demos plus tips and tricks, we’ll show how we configure a PC or iPhone to be accessible as soon as we take it out of the box, and initial settings that can make the set up and learning experience go more smoothly.

    RSVP To Devices Part 1

    August 23: Devices Part 2: Configure and Customize
    Following last week’s session on device setup, we’ll delve deeper into the settings you can change to configure your accessibility experience. From views to verbosity, you have many choices when customizing your device, we’ll highlight some which have made a big difference for ourselves and our students.

    RSVP to Devices Part 2

    August 30: Devices Part 3: Maintenance and Security
    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 to Devices Part 3

  • Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)

    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


    Aug 18

    An 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

    Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

  • Tech Together (online)

    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 23

    August 2: Tech on Task
    Whether you’re headed back to school, back to work, or just want to perform tasks more efficiently, productivity involves more than knowing the right screen reader or magnification commands. We’ll share our approach to managing time and tasks, choosing the right tools and format to get a job done, hearing screen readers and conversations at once, and explaining how we work with access technology to others.

    RSVP to Tech on Task

    August 9: Take Note
    Are you tracking a dozen Zoom meetings a week? How about preparing for an upcoming exam? Are you trying to keep track of the names and numbers of folks you've met through online networking events? Perhaps you are preparing for school, in person, or in the virtual classroom. Maybe you are simply interested in learning different ways to take notes. We will discuss the different aspects to notetaking and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones.

    RSVP to Take Note

    August 16: Devices Part 1: Unboxing Accessibly
    One task our access technology team frequently assists with is device set up. With hands-on demos plus tips and tricks, we’ll show how we configure a PC or iPhone to be accessible as soon as we take it out of the box, and initial settings that can make the set up and learning experience go more smoothly.

    RSVP To Devices Part 1

    August 23: Devices Part 2: Configure and Customize
    Following last week’s session on device setup, we’ll delve deeper into the settings you can change to configure your accessibility experience. From views to verbosity, you have many choices when customizing your device, we’ll highlight some which have made a big difference for ourselves and our students.

    RSVP to Devices Part 2

    August 30: Devices Part 3: Maintenance and Security
    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 to Devices Part 3

  • San Francisco Department of Elections Info Session (online)

    San Francisco Department of Elections Info Session (online)


    Aug 25

    Representatives from the SF Department of Elections will discuss accessible services the Department provides and how redistricting might impact voters in the November 8 election.

    This is a virtual event. To register, please contact Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)

    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


    Aug 25

    An 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

    Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

  • Tech Together (online)

    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 30

    August 2: Tech on Task
    Whether you’re headed back to school, back to work, or just want to perform tasks more efficiently, productivity involves more than knowing the right screen reader or magnification commands. We’ll share our approach to managing time and tasks, choosing the right tools and format to get a job done, hearing screen readers and conversations at once, and explaining how we work with access technology to others.

    RSVP to Tech on Task

    August 9: Take Note
    Are you tracking a dozen Zoom meetings a week? How about preparing for an upcoming exam? Are you trying to keep track of the names and numbers of folks you've met through online networking events? Perhaps you are preparing for school, in person, or in the virtual classroom. Maybe you are simply interested in learning different ways to take notes. We will discuss the different aspects to notetaking and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones.

    RSVP to Take Note

    August 16: Devices Part 1: Unboxing Accessibly
    One task our access technology team frequently assists with is device set up. With hands-on demos plus tips and tricks, we’ll show how we configure a PC or iPhone to be accessible as soon as we take it out of the box, and initial settings that can make the set up and learning experience go more smoothly.

    RSVP To Devices Part 1

    August 23: Devices Part 2: Configure and Customize
    Following last week’s session on device setup, we’ll delve deeper into the settings you can change to configure your accessibility experience. From views to verbosity, you have many choices when customizing your device, we’ll highlight some which have made a big difference for ourselves and our students.

    RSVP to Devices Part 2

    August 30: Devices Part 3: Maintenance and Security
    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 to Devices Part 3

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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