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

The week's events

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    Apr 15

    What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

    RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or contact Andrew Martinez at or 415-694-7642.

  • Little Learners Playgroup (online)

    Little Learners Playgroup (online)

    Apr 18

    Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!

    For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at or call 415-694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!

    April is National Card & Letter Writing Month 2024 (in-person)

    April is National Card & Letter Writing Month 2024 (in-person)

    Apr 18

    Do you wish you could send and receive more fun mail in our mailboxes? Did you enjoy writing cards and letters and don’t do it anymore because of your changes in vision or reliance on technology? Do you miss connecting with others through the good ol’ fashioned U.S. Postal Mail? Would you like to brighten someone’s day by sending a heartfelt message to a friend or a loved one?

    Come celebrate! April is National Card & Letter Writing Month 2024 is happening at the LightHouse San Francisco offices. Join us for the fun and functional art and living skills groups on Thursday, April 11 and 18, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Pick up some new tips and techniques for letter writing by learning the benefits of using thick line pens, large print writing, thick line paper, writing guides, and Braille, and hone your art and mail art making skills! Enjoy meeting fellow letter writing and mail art lovers, chat about the histories of postal mail and the letter writing event, and the many ways to send postal mail.

    RSVP online for April is National Card & Letter Writing Month 2024, or contact Maia Scott at or 415-694-7608.

  • 30% and Growing (in-person)

    30% and Growing (in-person)

    Apr 19

    Join us back in the city as 30% and Growing stops by Azucar Lounge at 299 9th St. in San Francisco, for Latin food and drinks. Come out and enjoy camaraderie with other blind and low vision people who are in different stages of their career. Azucar Lounge is a few blocks from Lighthouse headquarters, and we will be walking over as a group for anyone who would like to join.

    RSVP to Andrew Martinez at or 415-694-7642.

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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