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The week's events

  • Tech Together Online: Braille, On Display

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    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.

    East Bay Regional Park Tour: Wildlife in the Bay Area, Three Birds

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    East Bay Regional Park Tour: Wildlife in the Bay Area, Three Birds


    Apr 21

    Wildlife in the Bay Area: Three Birds: The fifth program in the wildlife series will focus on three special birds who are uniquely adapted for Bay Area life (and many other parts of California). Learn about the Western Bluebird, Least Tern, and Cooper’s Hawk.

    For access to Zoom details and information, please send your RSVP emails to Jaclyne at jatoigue@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Please note that this program is in partnership with the The East Bay Regional Park District and presented by naturalist Michael Charnofsky of Crab Cove in Alameda, CA.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Una Tarde con Jorge Ellington - an evening with Jorge Ellington

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    Una Tarde con Jorge Ellington - an evening with Jorge Ellington


    Apr 23

    Una Tarde con Jorge Ellington (An Evenig with Jorge Ellington)

    Cuándo: Abril 23 2021, de 4-00 – 5-30 PM

    Dónde: por Zoom. Pueden usar su teléfono, computadora, o tableta para unirse.

    Acompañennos para una tarde de motivación y Música con Jorge Ellington! Jorge, originalmente de Panamá, ha sido estudiante y voluntario a de LightHouse desde el 2016, pero su carrera como músico empezó mucho antes. Jorge ha sido cantante y Procusionista de su banda, Esencia Latin Jazz Ensemble desde el 1978. Vengan a conversar y escuchar su historia, y tal vez también unas canciones. Si quieren escuchar un poco de su banda:

    https://youtu.be/fjOebNEXeEY

    Con preguntas o para registrarse, contacten ah

    Esmerlanda Soto a esoto@lighthouse-sf.org o 415-694-7323

    *Por favor de registrarse antes de las 12 de la tarde el jueves 22 de abril.*

    When: April 23 2021, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM

    Where: Via Zoom. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone to join.

    Join us for an evening of music and motivation with Jorge Ellington! Originally from Panama, Jorge has been both a LightHouse student and volunteer since 2016, but his career as a musician began much earlier. Jorge has been the lead singer and hand percussionist for his band, Esencia: Latin Jazz Ensemble since 1978. Come listen to his story, and maybe even some songs! You can check out one of Jorge’s performances on Youtube here:

    https://youtu.be/fjOebNEXeEY

    To ask questions or RSVP, please contact Esmeralda Soto at esoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415: 694-7323

    *Please RSVP by 12:00 noon Thursday the 22nd.*

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!