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

The week's events

  • Sterling Adaptives OrCam Demonstration at LightHouse SF (in-person)

    Sterling Adaptives OrCam Demonstration at LightHouse SF (in-person)

    Nov 1

    Sterling Adaptives, who provide the latest in access technology products for people who are blind, low vision or have other disabilities, is providing a free demonstration of two OrCam products on November 1  in partnership with the LightHouse Access Technology department.

    The products demonstrated will be the OrCam MyEye 2 and the OrCam Read, both of which are access technology devices which access print using text-to-speech and Voice Assistant technology.

    OrCam MyEye 2

    This is a wearable device that attaches to glasses. It’s activated by pointing gestures or by following the wearer’s gaze and reads printed and digital text aloud. It also helps with navigation and object recognition. It includes interactive reading, which allows the wearer to do a voice search for specific text or assist with identification of objects.

    Watch a short video on the OrCam MyEye 2.

    OrCam Read

    This handheld device reads any printed or digital text at the push of a button. User can start reading from any point on a specific page, and also connect to Bluetooth or wired headphones.

    Watch a short video on the OrCam Read.

    Event Details

    What: OrCam Demonstration by Sterling Adaptives

    When: Tuesday, November 1, from 10:a00 am to noon

    Where: LightHouse San Francisco, 1155 Market St. 10th Floor, San Francisco

    RSVP: Register online for the OrCam demonstration. If you have any questions, please email or call 415-694-7618.

    To learn more about OrCam, visit

    Tech Together: November 2022 (online)

    Tech Together: November 2022 (online)

    Nov 1

    Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. Our Access Technology Specialists and Trainers share their expertise, tips, and handy resources on each week’s topic. Afterward, there is time for our students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

    What's Up with Watches

    Smartwatches are becoming a prolific and popular option for health tracking and communication. Join the Access Technology team, and we'll discuss the features and accessibility enhancements available on these wonderful wearables.

    Tuesday, November 1, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    RSVP for Tech Together: What's Up with Watches or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    Keep in Touch with Tech

    Technology allows everyone to stay connected. Join the Access Technology team, and we'll discuss some popular and accessible applications and services we can use to keep in touch with those who touch our lives.

    Tuesday, November 8, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    RSVP for Tech Together: Keep in Touch with Tech or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    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.

    Tuesday, November 15, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    RSVP for Tech Together: Talk Shopping or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

    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.

    Tuesday, November 22, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    RSVP for Tech Together: What’s Cooking! or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618.

  • Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    Nov 2

    Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

    Gratitude Vibes (online)

    Gratitude Vibes (online)

    Nov 2

    Gratitude-VIBES are Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. In this solutions-based support, gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space. 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.

    Previous sessions included demonstrations of poetry, music, drumming, visualization, Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, self-care, and forgiveness. These are followed by individual check-ins.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.


  • Meditative Movement (in-person)

    Meditative Movement (in-person)

    Nov 3

    Join us in the fitness room for a merging of meditative processes, breath work, modified yoga, sounding, mantra and structured improvisation prompts to create a gentle body wisdom practice suitable for every body whether you choose to practice from a chair, on a cushion, mat or standing. Wear something comfortable. Shoes are optional.

    RSVP to Maia Scott at or 415-290-6242.

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.

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