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  • Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

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    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 7

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    The Business of Blindness Phone Chat: Make Coffee and Call Mike Cole

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    The Business of Blindness Phone Chat: Make Coffee and Call Mike Cole


    Dec 7

    What does it really mean to be blind or 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 the business of blindness.

    For more information including dial in details, contact Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

     

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

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    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Dec 7

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 7

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

  • Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 8

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 8

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    Tech Together Online: Tech for Staying in Touch

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    Tech Together Online: Tech for Staying in Touch


    Dec 8

    Join the LightHouse 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. 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.

    Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

    December 8: Tech for Staying in Touch

    If you’re going to be physically distant from friends and family this holiday season, make sure you’re up to date with all the voice and video apps you can use to connect with friends near and far.

    Upcoming Topics

    December 15: Tech for Description

    Whether you want to know what is in a photo or get live descriptions of scenes and objects in the world around you, technology brings many options. From crowd sourced descriptions from the community, to AI object recognition.

    December 22: Tech Tales

    During this all-audience participation gathering of Tech Together Online, we invite you to share a brief tale of Access Technology past, present, or future. Whether you share your memories of your first AT, current favorite tools, or a wish for technology of the future, this will be a fun time to come together before the holiday break. 

    Join us for one or all these conversations. RSVP to AT@lighthouse-sf.org or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7343. RSVP by email is preferred.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 8

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

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    National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


    Dec 8

    The National Federation of the Blind is a nationwide community of members that believe blind people can live the lives they want. We meet online via Zoom with the following schedule:

    5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Connections, a semi-structured time to get to know chapter members
    6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
    6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Chapter Meeting

    To RSVP, contact Christina Daniels at ms.christina.daniels@gmail.com.

    *Please note, this group is not afflicted with LightHouse.

    Read more: National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

    College Spaces from Different Places Kickoff Launch

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    College Spaces from Different Places Kickoff Launch


    Dec 8

    When: Tuesday, December 8th from 7:00-8:30 PM

    Join us for Lighthouse’s first ever cross-campus student organization! This student org is peer led and driven to form connections and community for all undergraduate college students. College Spaces from Different Places is a group designed by and for low vision and blind students to have fun, build community, and share in our struggles and accomplishments. Many undergrads are currently missing out on forming social connections on their own college campus. Therefore, joining College Spaces from Different Places will give you an opportunity to come together with others from across the state. Leave your books and syllabi behind and join us for some fun!

    If you have any questions or would like to be part of College Spaces from Different Places, contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist at akwong@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone/text at 415-484-8377 by Monday, December 7th.

    NOTE: The Zoom link to join will be distributed the morning of the meetup. All blind/low vision college students are welcome, and you DO NOT need any authorizations from the DOR to join.

    Not So Bored Game Night (online)

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    Not So Bored Game Night (online)


    Dec 8

    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.

  • Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 9

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

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    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


    Dec 9

    Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

    Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

    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 Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    One Step Forward: O&M Drop-In Forum for Adults 55 and Over

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    One Step Forward: O&M Drop-In Forum for Adults 55 and Over


    Dec 9

    One Step Forward is a 6-week drop-in open discussion forum for students new to orientation and mobility (O&M) who have questions or fears about orientation and mobility training or are simply curious and would like to connect, learn, and converse. Each week, students will engage with each other and LightHouse Orientation & Mobility Specialists Jennifer Huey and Sarah McIntyre, developing comfort and confidence through conversation about O&M. Topics will be planned for each conversation, but this discussion group is for you, so if an O&M topic is on your mind, bring it to the group! This is an opportunity to pose your personal thoughts and questions about learning skills for independent travel.

    Who should attend? This 6-week class is for LightHouse students 55 years and older who have not received O&M training, or who have received very little and are not currently participating in O&M training but are curious, “almost ready,” or maybe are ready but are waiting to begin in-person training. This group may also appeal to you if you are looking to connect with other peers who share an interest in O&M and want to discuss the benefits of training. The best thing is, you don’t need any O&M experience to participate!

    What to expect each week: Group conversation will focus on a planned topic, but there will also be time to ask questions that are relevant to you. Because this is a drop-in class, you can commit to just one class, all six, or as many as you want. The decision is yours! Participate if the topic is of interest or if you just want to connect and listen. All we ask is that you are open-minded and are interested in taking one step toward independent travel. This forum will use the Zoom platform, but any student with access to a telephone is welcome to join by calling in. Our goal is to make this program low-tech, user-friendly and approachable. The first meeting will be held December 9, 2020 from 10:00-11:00, and the planned topic is “Exploring Covid-safe strategies for navigating the holidays.”

    Dates for upcoming meetings and planned topics for conversation:
    December 9, 2020: Covid-safe holiday strategies
    January 13, 2021: Defining training goals and priorities: New year, new you!
    January 27, 2020: Training opportunities: Understanding the differences and intersection between LightHouse services
    February 10, 2021: O&M in and around the house: movement and tactile awareness
    February 24, 2021: O&M in and around the house: sound
    March 10, 2021: What’s stopping you? Exploring the white cane and potential barriers

    Class Details:
    When: December 9, 2020 – March 10, 2021. Six Wednesday morning meetings (Dec. 9; Jan. 13 & 27; Feb. 10 & 24; March 10).
    Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
    How to Participate: Zoom, either via phone or the Zoom app
    Cost: It’s free!

    RSVP to Jennifer Huey at JHuey@lighthouse-sf.org or Sarah McIntyre at SMcIntyre@lighthouse-sf.org.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 9

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 9

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

  • Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 10

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 10

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    Reel Escape: Audio-Described Movie Club

    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.

    Reel Escape: Audio-Described Movie Club


    Dec 10

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 10

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

  • Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 11

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual

    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.

    Changing Vision Changing Life Goes Virtual


    Dec 11

    Our immersive Changing Vision Changing Life program is back and it's been adapted for virtual two-week training course on Zoom. If you are new to blindness or having low vision and over the age of  55 you may be interested in our blindness skills training program.

    What: Changing Vision, Changing Life

    Who: Students 55 and over who are new to blindness or have low vision and desire a deep introduction to independent living through orientation & mobility, access technology, and independent living skills.

    When: Weekdays, December 7 through December 18 with the following daily schedule

    • Mondays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Thursdays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Cost: There is no instructional fee for this two-week course for those living in the counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.  There is a material cost of $40 per person as each student will receive a box of equipment to learn with throughout the two weeks which they will then keep.

    The evening sessions will be a time for discussion and deeper connection with peers.

    This course is for you if you wish to make a commitment to learn more about developing skills and choices to move forward as you leap into 2021. Please note, that all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions throughout the two weeks.  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you will need to have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required by Monday, November 16 and limited to 12 students.

    To register:

    Enchanted Hills Camp: Alumni Holiday Concert

    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.

    Enchanted Hills Camp: Alumni Holiday Concert


    Dec 11

    Join us on Facebook LIVE for an evening of music as we celebrate Enchanted Hills Camp Alumni for the annual holiday concert.

    For more information on this event please contact ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

    En Comunidad

    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.

    En Comunidad


    Dec 11

    Cuándo: Diciembre 11, 2020 de 7:00 PM a 8:00 PM

    Dónde: Zoom, plataforma virtual (en cualquier lugar se puede acceder a alguna reunión de Zoom. Puede unirse usando su teléfono, tableta, o computadora. La información de Zoomserá compartida con los que se registren antes del evento.)

    Quen: Familias de estudiantes ciegos o con baja visión de 14 a 22 años de edad

    Que: Todos son bienvenidos! En comunidad es un programa diseñado para traer recursos e información relevante a estudiantes y sus familias, en español. Vengan a aprender, hacer preguntas, A construir comunidades con otras familias de estudiantes ciegos o con baja visión, y A conocer mentors.

    Empieza este invierno con en comunidad este diciembre! Esta sesión compartiremos nuestras favoritas canciones, y Y platicaremos un poco sobre actividades que nos pueden mantener entretenidos durante estos meses más helados. Traigan a sus amigos, sus familias, y sus favoritas canciones, y pásense una tarde formando conexiones y divirtiéndose con sus compañeros.

    Para preguntas o para reservar, por favor de contactar a Daisy Soto a: Dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org, (415)-493-8896.

    * Aceptamos donaciones*

    En Comunidad (In Community)

    When: December 11, 2020, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Where: Via Zoom (Zoom can be accessed almost anywhere. Join us by using your phone, tablet, or computer. Zoom information will be shared prior to the event with those who RSVP.)

    Who: Families of youth ages 14-22 and their blind and low vision child or student.

    What: All are welcome! En Comunidad is a program designed to bring students and their families valuable resources and relevant information, in Spanish. Come to learn, ask questions, build connections with fellow families of blind and low vision students, and meet blind mentors!

    Come and kick off winter with En Comunidad this December! This time we’ll be talking all about favorite songs, and sharing activities we can do to stay busy during these upcoming chilly months. Bring your friends, family, and favorite song to share, and spend an evening of community-building and fun with your peers.

    For any questions and to RSVP, please contact Daisy Soto at: Dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org, (415)-493-8896.

    *Donations Encouraged*

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!