Calendar

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The week's events

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

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


    Aug 15

    What does it really mean to be a person who is blind or has low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead this call-in forum to discuss the many day-to-day ins and outs of blindness, from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair, and call in to chat about the business of blindness.

    RSVP to Andrew Martinez at AMartinez@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7642.

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)

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    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)


    Aug 15

    Do you want a voice in our programming? Join us as we plan and discuss Adult Programs’ upcoming events.

    New to this group? Please send your RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607 for the Zoom link.

  • Tech Together (online)

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    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 16

    August 2: Tech on Task
    Whether you’re headed back to school, back to work, or just want to perform tasks more efficiently, productivity involves more than knowing the right screen reader or magnification commands. We’ll share our approach to managing time and tasks, choosing the right tools and format to get a job done, hearing screen readers and conversations at once, and explaining how we work with access technology to others.

    RSVP to Tech on Task

    August 9: Take Note
    Are you tracking a dozen Zoom meetings a week? How about preparing for an upcoming exam? Are you trying to keep track of the names and numbers of folks you've met through online networking events? Perhaps you are preparing for school, in person, or in the virtual classroom. Maybe you are simply interested in learning different ways to take notes. We will discuss the different aspects to notetaking and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones.

    RSVP to Take Note

    August 16: Devices Part 1: Unboxing Accessibly
    One task our access technology team frequently assists with is device set up. With hands-on demos plus tips and tricks, we’ll show how we configure a PC or iPhone to be accessible as soon as we take it out of the box, and initial settings that can make the set up and learning experience go more smoothly.

    RSVP To Devices Part 1

    August 23: Devices Part 2: Configure and Customize
    Following last week’s session on device setup, we’ll delve deeper into the settings you can change to configure your accessibility experience. From views to verbosity, you have many choices when customizing your device, we’ll highlight some which have made a big difference for ourselves and our students.

    RSVP to Devices Part 2

    August 30: Devices Part 3: Maintenance and Security
    Regular maintenance and good security practices can save you many frustrations. We’ll share tips and best practices for accessible ways to keep your computer running smoothly.

    RSVP to Devices Part 3

  • G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)

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    G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Aug 17

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and 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.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • Create in Community (in-person)

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    Create in Community (in-person)


    Aug 18

    Get your creative juices flowing every Thursday afternoon as the Craft Room reopens in person for us to explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current projects or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    THIS MONTH: We will delve into the wonders of paper sculpture, focusing on creating dimensional paintings and vessels out of paper mulch and other paper sculpting tools and techniques. .

    If you have any questions, please contact Maia at Mscott@gighthouse-sf.org.

    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)

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    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


    Aug 18

    An 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

    Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Haptic Tour

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    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Haptic Tour


    Aug 18

    Is it time to go back to school, return in-person to the Lighthouse or head off to Hogwarts? Well, this August, Lighthouse participants of all ages get the chance to do it all! Just around the time that most are going back to school and as the Lighthouse Community Services team gears up for in person fall programs our program team invites you to join us for an audio described live performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. "Have you ever imagined what Harry Potter might be doing when he grew up?" This is your chance to find out.

    Who: LightHouse participants and staff of all ages and one guest  Please note - our ticket numbers are limited and students of the LightHouse will be given priority

    What: Haptic tour and audio described theatrical performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    When: Thursday, August 18th from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm - including Haptic Tour, social time with snacks, and the play itself (the runtime for the play is 3.5 hours with an 18-minute intermission)

    Where: The Curran Theater located @ 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cost: $76 per person (including: ticket and charcuterie snack box)

    RSVP: Sign-ups will be taken on a first come first serve basis starting 9:00 am Monday June 27 and will wrap up on Friday July 29. Please email us at CommunityServices@lighthouse-sf.org to secure your ticket.

    For more information about the play please visit - https://sf.harrypottertheplay.com/about-the-show/

    To access the audio description for this play we will be using the Gala Pro application. If you have not used this app before, we would encourage you to download the app to your smart phone prior to arriving. The theater will have a very limited number of devices they can check out to those that do not have a smart device available. For more information about audio description through Gala Pro please visit - https://www.galapro.com/what-we-do

    Sensory Alert: This show includes flashing lights, loud sounds, and fire effects. LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans.

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!