We have resumed select face-to-face services for students by appointment. If you would like to discuss face-to-face services, please get in touch with your current LightHouse contact. All other inquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 415-431-1481.
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Aug 17 –
Who says the fun has to stop just because summer is coming to a close? The College Spaces team is so excited to reconnect with new and old friends at our August meeting! We want to hear about all the great things you did this summer, and all the exciting things you’re looking forward to as the new schoolyear begins. Bring a new friend or two and join us for what is sure to be a fantastic conversation.
College Spaces from Different Places is a peer-led student organization which cultivates connections and community for all undergraduate college students. This group is designed by and for students who are blind or have low vision 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!
RVSP by August 13 or send questions to Daisy Soto at DSoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328. You DO NOT need any authorizations from the DOR to join.
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Aug 25 –
Pull up a comfy chair and join Community Outreach Coordinator, Sheri Albers, in the LightHouse virtual living room to talk about all things LightHouse! Have you been experiencing changes in your vision that have been affecting your daily life, but don’t know what to do? LightHouse of San Francisco is here to help. This is the perfect place to come and ask the questions that you need answers to.
RSVP to Sheri Albers at SAlbers@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7331.
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Sep 2 –
College Spaces Café: Meeting 1
When: Thursday, September 2, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Whether you’re studying for an upcoming test, grabbing a snack, or just venting with new and old friends, time spent at a café is an integral part of the college experience. With this in mind, the College Spaces Team is so excited to debut the College Spaces Café, a virtual hang out spot for blind and low-vision college students, launching Thursday September 2nd, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. This month’s topic will be transitioning into the new semester – whether that means simply starting a new school year, transferring to a new school, or switching between virtual and in-person classes, we’re hear to chat about it all! Bring your favorite snack and café beverage of choice, and join us!
To RSVP, reach out to Daisy at 415-694-7328
*You do not need an authorization from the DOR to join *
Sep 3 –
Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils
We all need an escape at times, and with the Real Escape Audio Description Club you can do just that with your blind and low vision friends. After a summer break and some adjustment to when our club gathers, we are excited announce our fall 2021 program options for the many ages of youth we work with. Starting on Friday, September 3rd, teens, and young adults will gather to watch the Netflix series, Daredevil, a TV series about a blind attorney by day and vigilante by night. Our weekly gathering will start at 8:00 pm Friday evenings, leaving plenty of time to watch that week’s episode and connect with your EHC and LightHouse friends.
***Parents Please Note*** – the Daredevil TV Series has adult content and is rated TV-MA and contains the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), and graphic violence (V). A more detailed parental guide can be found at - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/parentalguide If any youth under the age of 18 wish to join this series, they must have a parent or guardian contact a LightHouse youth team member with written permission for their child to participate.
Who: older teens and young adults that are blind or low vision
If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at email@example.com or by phone at (415) 694-7372.
Sep 4 –
Grab your wands, cauldrons, and your Harry Potter knowledge and join your Lighthouse friends for our new student driven Harry Potter Club. This monthly gathering of happy Harry Potter enthusiasts will gather during the afternoon of the first Saturday of each month for all sorts of Harry Potter awesomeness.
In January we will start the club off right with a kick-off party! Where we will learn more about our Harry Potter friends by taking part in some house sorting and house competitions. Followed by a presentation from our friends at the Talking Books and Braille Center at the San Francisco Public Library about one way you might be able to access the Harry Potter book series. In February we will start watching the Harry Potter movie series and compare each of the movies and books in order. We will continue in this fashion with another installment of the Harry Potter series each month with a short break for summer. To best prepare for each month’s program we ask that you read the corresponding book before we watch the movie.
Don’t have the book? Don’t worry! There are options. First is the NLS free braille and talking book library service. If you are not signed up with the NLS please start the process at https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-library-service-for-the-blind-and-print-disabled/about-this-service/?cid=loc-ppc_s=google_c=talking-book-library_ag=talking-book_kw=library-of-congress-talking-books.You may also subscribe to Learning Ally, who has audio versions of all the Harry Potter books. To create an account with Learning Ally, please visit - https://learningally.org/About-Us/Join. Join us for the kick-off event in December to learn more and ask questions.
January 2 – Club Kick-off Party!
February 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
March 6 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
April 3 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
May 1 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
June, July & August – Summer Break
September 4th – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
October 2 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
November 6 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
December 4 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Who: Blind and low vision youth from all over that are under 18 or that are still in high school. Families should be aware the Harry Potter Books are for youth that are at least in 5th or 6th grade, however a couple of the Harry Potter movies are rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for all.
What: Harry Potter book and audio description movie club
When: 1:00 pm of the first Saturday of the month (see dates above)
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.
Anti-Discrimination Statement: 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.
If you are interested in signing up for the Harry Potter Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
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