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

Events in October 2022

  • Tech Together: October 2022 (online)

    Tech Together: October 2022 (online)


    Oct 4

    October 4: Unpacking PDFs
    PDF, or Portable Document Format files are some of the most commonly used types of documents. If you're an access technology user, they just might be your most common source of techno-stress! We'll discuss strategies and techniques for reading PDF files, from the fully accessible to the completely inaccessible.

    RSVP to Tech Together: Unpacking PDFs

    October 11: Introduction to Access Technology
    What is accessible technology and how do we learn to use it? If you, a friend or family member are a person who is new to blindness or having low vision, or new to using access technology tools, this event is for you. We’ll discuss how you can use mainstream tools like smartphones, voice assistants, and computers, as well as a few specialized gadgets for reading books and recording information at the touch of a button. We’ll talk about what services and resources are available for learning to use these tools, and we’ll give some tips for friends and family members who want to be supportive of the learning process.

    RSVP to Introduction to Access Technology

    October 18: What's New With iOS 16
    With a new iOS version comes new features and changes to the iOS experience, but what does this mean for access technology users? How do you customize your lock screen? Can you really unsend a text message? What are the bugs or fixes you should know about before or after updating your phone? We'll discuss the ups and the downs of iOS 16 and share our tips and tricks.

    RSVP to What's New with iOS16

    October 25: Meet the Access Tech Team
    Following our discussion in which we introduced access technology, lets take a look at the people behind the machines. Each trainer will discuss their favorite device or software that they teach, their favorite productivity tool, and their favorite app for entertainment.

    RSVP to Meet the Access Tech Team

  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 5

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 6

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • Tech Together: October 2022 (online)

    Tech Together: October 2022 (online)


    Oct 11

    October 4: Unpacking PDFs
    PDF, or Portable Document Format files are some of the most commonly used types of documents. If you're an access technology user, they just might be your most common source of techno-stress! We'll discuss strategies and techniques for reading PDF files, from the fully accessible to the completely inaccessible.

    RSVP to Tech Together: Unpacking PDFs

    October 11: Introduction to Access Technology
    What is accessible technology and how do we learn to use it? If you, a friend or family member are a person who is new to blindness or having low vision, or new to using access technology tools, this event is for you. We’ll discuss how you can use mainstream tools like smartphones, voice assistants, and computers, as well as a few specialized gadgets for reading books and recording information at the touch of a button. We’ll talk about what services and resources are available for learning to use these tools, and we’ll give some tips for friends and family members who want to be supportive of the learning process.

    RSVP to Introduction to Access Technology

    October 18: What's New With iOS 16
    With a new iOS version comes new features and changes to the iOS experience, but what does this mean for access technology users? How do you customize your lock screen? Can you really unsend a text message? What are the bugs or fixes you should know about before or after updating your phone? We'll discuss the ups and the downs of iOS 16 and share our tips and tricks.

    RSVP to What's New with iOS16

    October 25: Meet the Access Tech Team
    Following our discussion in which we introduced access technology, lets take a look at the people behind the machines. Each trainer will discuss their favorite device or software that they teach, their favorite productivity tool, and their favorite app for entertainment.

    RSVP to Meet the Access Tech Team

  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 12

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 13

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • Lunch at Trinity Plaza (in-person)

    Lunch at Trinity Plaza (in-person)


    Oct 14

    Get to know our block, heading left when leaving Lighthouse HQ. Let's meet at reception on the 10th floor then head out and explore a couple good spots to know. First, we will scope out Whole Foods and get to know the basic layout. Then, under the leadership of Volunteer Manager and Museums Maven, Allyson Ferrari, we will duck into Trinity Plaza right next door and take a look at the intriguing selection of sculpture throughout the space, much of which is tactile. There's outdoor seating where we can enjoy our lunch.
    RSVP to Maia Scott at mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.
  • Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Ray (online)

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Ray (online)


    Oct 15

    Calling all blind and low vision movie lovers of all ages to join us for our next “Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club” gathering. This time around we gather on white cane day in October to watch the 2004 film, Ray, with audio description. A story about the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

    The program will be held Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 pm, with the movie starting shortly after all that join us for the event get a chance to say hello. Since the movie is 2 hours and 32 minutes, we will be sure to make space for and intermission and time after the film to share your thoughts about the movie. Since it is White Cane Day we will also make time to speak about our white canes and share any of our own favorite stories we have had with them.
    View the Trailer for Ray (2014)

    ***Parents and guardians***– The movie Ray (2014) has a parental guidance rating of PG-13 for, depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements. Parents of students that are under 13 years old must provide their permission via email before the start of the movie. Learn more about why this movie is rated PG-13. 

    What is white cane day? – White Cane Safety Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or have low vision and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane. To learn more click here.

    Who: Blind and low vision individuals of all ages who are registered with the LightHouse
    What: Audio description movie club via Zoom
    When: Saturday, October 15 @ 6:00 pm
    Where: Anywhere you can access a Zoom meeting
    RSVP: Please contact Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org. Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program.

  • The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)


    Oct 17

    Representatives from the San Francisco Department of Elections and The League of Women Voters will provide election-specific information, accessible voting options, and San Francisco and state-wide Ballot Briefs. These briefs will include information about propositions for the November 8 election.
    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
  • Museum of Craft and Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)

    Museum of Craft and Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)


    Oct 18

    The Museum of Craft & Design is letting us in while they are closed, so we may experience an audio-described tour of their current woodwork exhibit, in addition to a haptic exploration of a few prototypes. The museum is located at 2569 3rd Street (the 48 bus drops at 20th St. & Minnesota). Tickets are $10.

    RSVP by October 14 to Maia Scott at mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    Tech Together: October 2022 (online)

    Tech Together: October 2022 (online)


    Oct 18

    October 4: Unpacking PDFs
    PDF, or Portable Document Format files are some of the most commonly used types of documents. If you're an access technology user, they just might be your most common source of techno-stress! We'll discuss strategies and techniques for reading PDF files, from the fully accessible to the completely inaccessible.

    RSVP to Tech Together: Unpacking PDFs

    October 11: Introduction to Access Technology
    What is accessible technology and how do we learn to use it? If you, a friend or family member are a person who is new to blindness or having low vision, or new to using access technology tools, this event is for you. We’ll discuss how you can use mainstream tools like smartphones, voice assistants, and computers, as well as a few specialized gadgets for reading books and recording information at the touch of a button. We’ll talk about what services and resources are available for learning to use these tools, and we’ll give some tips for friends and family members who want to be supportive of the learning process.

    RSVP to Introduction to Access Technology

    October 18: What's New With iOS 16
    With a new iOS version comes new features and changes to the iOS experience, but what does this mean for access technology users? How do you customize your lock screen? Can you really unsend a text message? What are the bugs or fixes you should know about before or after updating your phone? We'll discuss the ups and the downs of iOS 16 and share our tips and tricks.

    RSVP to What's New with iOS16

    October 25: Meet the Access Tech Team
    Following our discussion in which we introduced access technology, lets take a look at the people behind the machines. Each trainer will discuss their favorite device or software that they teach, their favorite productivity tool, and their favorite app for entertainment.

    RSVP to Meet the Access Tech Team

    College Spaces from Different Places: Ask a College Student (online)

    College Spaces from Different Places: Ask a College Student (online)


    Oct 18

    With the start of a new semester, comes many new experiences and unexpected questions. Join us this month to hear about other blind students’ college journeys and bring any questions you might have. We’re here to problem-solve, learn from one another, and find community in our shared experiences. Tell a friend, and we hope to see you there!

    RSVP by October 14 to Daisy Soto at DSoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328.

  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 19

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 20

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    30% & Growing: Job-tober Fest (in-person)

    30% & Growing: Job-tober Fest (in-person)


    Oct 20

    It's after work and beer o'clock when we will gather at Lighthouse HQ for some bratwurst, beer and good conversation about getting a head (wait, that's beer) ahead in the workplace. The evening's fare is in the House and on the house. You provide the good questions and great vibes. Cheers.

    LightHouse headquarters is located at 1155 Market St. 10th Floor in San Francisco. Get directions to the LightHouse.

    RSVP by October 13 at noon to Maia Scott at Mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • The More You Know: November Election Day Information

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information


    Oct 21

    A representative from The League of Women Voters San Francisco will provide state-wide information about propositions and Ranked Choice Voting for the November 8 election.
    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
  • Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)

    Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)


    Oct 22

    The Superfest Disability Film Festival features films from around the world celebrating disability culture by featuring work by and about people with disabilities.

    Watch the films in person or on-demand virtually.

    The first day of films take place at the Freight and Salvage at 2020 Addison St in Berkeley near the Downtown Berkley BART Station. After the first day of films, there will be community social time.

    The second day of films take place at the Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco, across from the main library and near the Civic Center BART Station. After the second day of films, stay around for a panel discussion featuring some of the makers of one of the featured films.

    All films will have closed audio descriptions via the All4Access app.

    Learn more about Superfest, including access information on the Superfest website.

    Saturday, October 22 at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, from noon to 2:00 pm

    Sunday, October 23 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    You can purchase a Superfest pass that will provide you access to both days of in-person films plus virtual access to the films. Passes range from $0 to $100. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

  • Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)

    Superfest Film Festival (hybrid)


    Oct 23

    The Superfest Disability Film Festival features films from around the world celebrating disability culture by featuring work by and about people with disabilities.

    Watch the films in person or on-demand virtually.

    The first day of films take place at the Freight and Salvage at 2020 Addison St in Berkeley near the Downtown Berkley BART Station. After the first day of films, there will be community social time.

    The second day of films take place at the Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco, across from the main library and near the Civic Center BART Station. After the second day of films, stay around for a panel discussion featuring some of the makers of one of the featured films.

    All films will have closed audio descriptions via the All4Access app.

    Learn more about Superfest, including access information on the Superfest website.

    Saturday, October 22 at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, from noon to 2:00 pm

    Sunday, October 23 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    You can purchase a Superfest pass that will provide you access to both days of in-person films plus virtual access to the films. Passes range from $0 to $100. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

  • Tech Together: October 2022 (online)

    Tech Together: October 2022 (online)


    Oct 25

    October 4: Unpacking PDFs
    PDF, or Portable Document Format files are some of the most commonly used types of documents. If you're an access technology user, they just might be your most common source of techno-stress! We'll discuss strategies and techniques for reading PDF files, from the fully accessible to the completely inaccessible.

    RSVP to Tech Together: Unpacking PDFs

    October 11: Introduction to Access Technology
    What is accessible technology and how do we learn to use it? If you, a friend or family member are a person who is new to blindness or having low vision, or new to using access technology tools, this event is for you. We’ll discuss how you can use mainstream tools like smartphones, voice assistants, and computers, as well as a few specialized gadgets for reading books and recording information at the touch of a button. We’ll talk about what services and resources are available for learning to use these tools, and we’ll give some tips for friends and family members who want to be supportive of the learning process.

    RSVP to Introduction to Access Technology

    October 18: What's New With iOS 16
    With a new iOS version comes new features and changes to the iOS experience, but what does this mean for access technology users? How do you customize your lock screen? Can you really unsend a text message? What are the bugs or fixes you should know about before or after updating your phone? We'll discuss the ups and the downs of iOS 16 and share our tips and tricks.

    RSVP to What's New with iOS16

    October 25: Meet the Access Tech Team
    Following our discussion in which we introduced access technology, lets take a look at the people behind the machines. Each trainer will discuss their favorite device or software that they teach, their favorite productivity tool, and their favorite app for entertainment.

    RSVP to Meet the Access Tech Team

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)

    The More You Know: November Election Day Information (online)


    Oct 25

    A representative from The League of Women Voters Oakland will provide state-wide information about propositions and Ranked Choice Voting for the November 8 election in Alameda County.
    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
  • G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)

    G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Oct 26

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

  • Create in Community (in-person)

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Oct 27

    Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse projects, or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    This October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • Sirkin Center Grand Opening

    Sirkin Center Grand Opening


    Oct 28

    The Sirkin Center will open its doors for a grand opening celebration that will include guided tours, departmental displays, guest speakers, a ribbon cutting, and refreshments. Additional details to come!

    For questions, please contact development@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Friday Salon Creatives' Share Space (in-person)

    Friday Salon Creatives' Share Space (in-person)


    Oct 28

    Artists, Makers, Creatives and thinkers; do we have the perfect Friday Night for you. Join together with other artists, writers, musicians, artisans and anyone who enjoys creative process to share works in progress and completed creations in a laid back and friendly vibe. Give and receive feedback about shared work if it's desired and support our community as they press forward to complete projects for festivals, shows or personal growth. Whatever you're making, bring it!

    RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lighthosue-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • Complete Your Midterm Ballot in Advance at LightHouse SF (in-person)

    Complete Your Midterm Ballot in Advance at LightHouse SF (in-person)


    Oct 31

    This event takes places at LightHouse headquarters at 1155 Market, San Francisco

    All California voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot in advance of the election. If you would like to complete your ballot in advance of the election with a LightHouse volunteer, we are offering a few times in the Bay Area to work with a volunteer to complete the ballot.

    If you are eligible to vote in the upcoming General Election and have not already registered, the deadline to register to vote is October 24. You can register to vote at: https://registertovote.ca.gov/

    If you would like to schedule an appointment to have a volunteer support you in voting, please email volunteer@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7320.

    Appointments are preferred but not required.

    The General Election will include:

    • 7 ballot provisions
    • 7 Ballot Propositions
    • Statewide candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Member of State Board of Equalization, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • U.S. Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Assembly Member
    • Supreme Court Justices, as well as other local candidates and local measures.

    For more information about the upcoming November 8 election, please go to the California Secretary of State’s Election page- https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections

    G-VIBES in the evening (online)

    G-VIBES in the evening (online)


    Oct 31

    G-VIBES are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. In these solutions-based peer-support groups, participants share their grounding and energizing tools that lead to gratitude. Previous presentations included poetry, music, drumming, visualization, Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, self-care, and forgiveness. These sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Space is limited.
    Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

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!

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