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Feb 2

Employment Immersion February Virtual Workshop

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Employment Immersion February Virtual Workshop


Feb 2

February's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from February 1 through 26, no class Presidents' Day, February 15.

The Employment Services Department offers a comprehensive Workshop Series specifically designed for Blind and Visually Impaired Job Seekers. Although the basic components of a job search are offered such as building powerful resumes, compelling cover letters and interview skills, graduates of the program state the most important skill learned is a sense of confidence and pride in their abilities. Join us through the Department of Rehabilitation and ready yourself for securing employment in the competitive job market!
 

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

Get Moving: Orientation & Mobility for Independent Travel (for DOR Consumers)

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Get Moving: Orientation & Mobility for Independent Travel (for DOR Consumers)


Feb 2

This is a comprehensive 6-week 14-class virtual course on Zoom introducing students to foundational Orientation & Mobility concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe, independent travel and for gaining or retaining employment (this course is specifically for Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Consumers. Students meet twice a week for two-hour classes andparticipate in two hours of pre-class assessment, Zoom procedures and outside class support.

To participate students must have solid internet access and be able to access Zoom via phone and/or video and have computer skills to receive and read articles, watch videos and listen to podcasts. All students should expect weekly homework to be completed prior to class.

The essential O&M lessons cover: the benefits of O&M training for travel and employment; overview of sensory, spatial & environmental awareness; orientation strategies and skills; tactile graphics; 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 runs Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 19, 21, 27 & 28 and February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25 from 10:00 am to noon.

Registration deadline is January 8, 2021. To register for the course and hear about the fees and materials,  please contact Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey at jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org and contact your DOR Counselor.

Tech Together

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Tech Together


Feb 2

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.

Or leave a voicemail at 510-925-2943. Online registration is preferred.

Upcoming Topics

February 2

Tech Together: Just Google It!

If you’ve ever heard this phrase, or if you’ve ever searched online only to find yourself wading through pages of results that are not quite what you’re looking for, join us for a discussion of how to use web searches to find what you need when you need it.

RSVP online for the February 2 Tech Together event.

February 9

Tech Together: Formatting is Fabulous

Did you know that formatting your documents can not only make them easier for sighted readers to enjoy, but also make them easier for blind users to read and navigate? Join us to learn how simple formatting commands can have a big impact on the documents you create.

RSVP online for the February 9 Tech Together event.

February 16

Tech Together: Proofread Like a Pro

If you’ve ever wondered if you’re spelling a word right or wanted to check a document for stray tabs or commas, join us for this discussion of how to proofread your work while using access technology.

RSVP online for the February 16 Tech Together event.

February 23

Tech Together: App Architecture

Just as knowing how to use headings and links can make browsing the web with access technology easier, knowing some common elements to look for when you’re exploring a new app can be a helpful tool. We’ll talk about tabs, menus, pickers and more.

RSVP online for the February 23 Tech Together event.

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!