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The week's events

  • The Language of Listening

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    The Language of Listening


    Nov 9

    Course Description: The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, return to school or work, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

    Student Criteria: Students interested in this course can be of any skill level and fall anywhere on the spectrum of blindness. They should be comfortable learning in a group setting, willing to actively participate in classes, able to commit to attend all six (6) sessions in there entirety, be able to access the Zoom platform, and be able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones.

    Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday, November 2 - 18, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time

    To RSVP: Please contact Briana Kusuma at bkusuma@lighthouse-sf.org

     

    Tech Together Online

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    Tech Together Online


    Nov 9

    Nov 2: What's New With iOS 15
    With a new iOS version comes new features and changes to the iOS experience, but what does this mean for access technology users? What is a focus mode? What are VoiceOver quick settings? 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 15 and share are tips and tricks.

    RSVP to What's New With iOS 15

    Nov 9: 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 Uploading PDFs

    Nov 16: Talk Shopping
    We’ll be discussing the apps and services you can use to buy all your favorite things. Whether you're checking off items on a grocery list, shopping for a special occasion, or just indulging in a little retail therapy, we’ll highlight accessible ways to shop with confidence.

    RSVP to Talk Shopping

    Nov 23: What's Cooking!
    'Tis the season for delicious dishes and festive feasts! Join the access technology team for a tasty Tech Together. We'll discuss tips and strategies for accessible recipe-finding and meal planning, as well as some accessible kitchen tools that can help you spice up your holidays.

    RSVP to What's Cooking

    Nov 30: No Tech Together

  • Midweek Meditation and Movement

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    Midweek Meditation and Movement


    Nov 10

    Between class obligations, the additional hours of homework, and many other responsibilities students have in their lives it becomes clear that a stretch break might be a good addition to the week. To help students structure a break this into their busy week the LightHouse Youth Program is starting a Midweek Meditation and Movement series. Each week our class leader, Ellie Kneer will lead us in activities that will help us feel a little more grounded through activities such as yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness exercises. Activities will be geared for all experience levels and will soon be your mid-week escape with your blind and low vision friends.

    Who: All students 24 years of age and younger
    What: Weekly virtual gathering of blind and low vision students to participate in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness activities
    When: Wednesday afternoons from 5:00 to 6:00 pm (November 3rd, 10th, and 17th)
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: If you are interested in signing up for the Midweek Meditation and Movement, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372. Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program.

  • The Language of Listening

    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.

    The Language of Listening


    Nov 11

    Course Description: The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, return to school or work, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.

    Student Criteria: Students interested in this course can be of any skill level and fall anywhere on the spectrum of blindness. They should be comfortable learning in a group setting, willing to actively participate in classes, able to commit to attend all six (6) sessions in there entirety, be able to access the Zoom platform, and be able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones.

    Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday, November 2 - 18, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time

    To RSVP: Please contact Briana Kusuma at bkusuma@lighthouse-sf.org

     

    So You Think You Want a Guide Dog November 2021 ONLINE

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    So You Think You Want a Guide Dog November 2021 ONLINE


    Nov 11

    Are you curious to learn more about guide dogs but don't know where to start? This workshop will cover how to decide if a guide dog is right for you, what skills you need before applying schools, common misconceptions about guide dogs, how to pick a guide dog school, what to expect during the application process, and how to best prepare for school once you are accepted.

    Please RSVP to Briana Kusuma at ‪bkusuma@lighthouse-sf.org by November 5.

  • Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils

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    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils


    Nov 12

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils
    Friday evenings @ 8:00 pm

    We all need an escape at times, and with the Real Escape Audio Description Club you can do just that with your blind and low vision friends. After a summer break and some adjustment to when our club gathers, we are excited announce our fall 2021 program options for the many ages of youth we work with. Starting on Friday, September 3rd, teens, and young adults will gather to watch the Netflix series, Daredevil, a TV series about a blind attorney by day and vigilante by night. Our weekly gathering will start at 8:00 pm Friday evenings, leaving plenty of time to watch that week’s episode and connect with your EHC and LightHouse friends.

    ***Parents Please Note*** – the Daredevil TV Series has adult content and is rated TV-MA and contains the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), and graphic violence (V). A more detailed parental guide can be found at - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/parentalguide If any youth under the age of 18 wish to join this series, they must have a parent or guardian contact a LightHouse youth team member with written permission for their child to participate.

    Who: older teens and young adults that are blind or low vision
    What: audio description media club via Zoom
    When: Friday evenings @ 8:00 pm (Daredevil series for teens and young adults)
    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

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

  • Cooking Creates Community

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    Cooking Creates Community


    Nov 13

    Cooking Creates Community
    Second Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm

    Starting in the fall of 2021, the LightHouse Youth Program will be hosting a new series called Cooking Creates Community. This monthly virtual cooking lesson and conversation will be led by LightHouse staff and a rotating guest mentor that is blind or low vision and who has a passion for cooking, baking or anything food related. This class will be a chance for blind and low vision students to learn some basic independent cooking skills at home from cool mentors that may have invaluable wisdom to share about questions students might have, all wile connecting with peers and deepening the connections to their blind and low vision communities both near and far.

    Our Cooking Creates Community series will run between an hour and an hour and a half starting at 1:00 pm on the second Saturday of the month. Those that sign-up for the program will be sent via email the list of equipment, supplies, recipes, and the zoom link they will be using for the program. If students can sign up by the 4th of each month LightHouse will mail the ingredients for that month’s recipe to their home.

    Who: Middle and High School students that are blind or have low vision
    What: virtual cooking lesson and conversation led by blind and low vision mentors about how we get creative in the kitchen
    When: second Saturday of the month @ 1:00pm (October 9th, November 13th, and December 11th)
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: for students those that RSVP at least one week prior to the program gathering will receive in the mail cooking supplies for that month’s recipes

    If you are interested in signing up for the Cooking Creates Community, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

    Polishing to Perfection: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club

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    Polishing to Perfection: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club


    Nov 13

    Polishing to Perfection: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club
    Second Saturday of the month @ 7:00 pm

    During the last few years of teen session at EHC, our youth have been lucky to have a group of wood workers inspire our campers to take up the hobby. In order to encourage youth to further their excitement around this craft, the LightHouse Youth Program will be hosting a monthly virtual wood polishing club. In addition to making space for EHC and LightHouse friends to connect while polishing wood into art, we will invite a woodworker who is blind or has low vision to join us and share their story and share wisdom with the next generation of artiest.

    Students that sign up for the program will receive the basic materials and equipment to get started with wood polishing. Those students that remain active in the program and improve their skill will become eligible for additional raw materials that they can turn into art or gifts for loved ones. The polishing party takes place on the second Saturday of the month at 7:00pm. Each gathering will have time dedicated to update others about their projects, learn a little about that month’s mentor, and most importantly have as much time as the evening will allow to hangout and polish with your blind and low vision friends.

    Who: teens and young adults that are blind or low vision
    What: virtual gathering space for young wood workers to connect with their EHC friends and other blind and low vision woodworkers from all over
    When: second Saturday of the month @ 7:00pm
    Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
    RSVP: Contact Jamey at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org

    If you are interested in signing up for the Polishing to Perfection: LightHouse Student Woodworkers Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

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!