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The week's events

  • 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.

     

    Not So Bored Game Night (online)

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    Not So Bored Game Night (online)


    Apr 20

    Each week students from the Lighthouse Youth Program gather for our virtual Not So Bored Game Night. A weekly evening of fun and games for Blind and low vision youth from all over. Games start at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings and will include trivia contests, scavenger hunts and other interactive games that will have youth making friends. In addition, the LightHouse staff each week’s games will be led by a guest mentor that will also share insight into their education, career and life as a person who is blind or has low vision.

    Who: students under 18 that are blind or have low vision
    What: weekly game night and guest mentor spotlight via zoom When: Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Where: Anywhere you can access a Zoom meeting
    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program
    Parents & Guardians: we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

    If you are interested in signing up for the Not So Bored Game Night, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

  • Home Accessibility Assessment Workshop

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    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.

  • Reel Escape: Audio-Described Movie Club

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    Reel Escape: Audio-Described Movie Club


    Apr 22

    To help you break up the routine and escape for some fun, join your friends for our weekly Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club. This weekly remote social gathering of blind and low vision youth takes place over zoom on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm. Films will be family-friendly and have audio descriptions enabled. Join us each week to help choose future films. Past films have included: Toy Story, Frozen, Inside out, Minions, Lion King and many other classics.

    Who: Students under 18 that are Blind or have Low Vision
    What: Audio Description Movie Club via Zoom
    When: Thursday afternoons @ 4:00 pm Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program

    Parents & Guardians, we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

    If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

  • LightHouse hosts COVID-19 Vaccination at HQ

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    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

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    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.

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!