LightHouse offices are closed for in-person services through Labor Day. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
At Home With APH: TMAP - Building Environmental Literacy at a Distance
This a live webinar that extolls the virtues of Tactile Maps Automated Production (TMAP), a project promoting independent travel and tactile map literacy for blind people, that has timely applications for Orientation & Mobility (O&M) instruction in a time of distance learning.
The presenters are:
- Greg Kehret, Director, Media and Accessible Design Lab, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Jennifer Huey, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Sarah McIntyre, Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Steve Lowry, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairment, Washington State School for the Blind
Participants will gain an understanding of how to use the TMAP app to generate braille and tactile street maps of any address, and how to supplement Orientation & Mobility instruction using TMAP effectively. We'll briefly describe the history and development of TMAP software; teach the steps to create a TMAP street map; identify implications for use of TMAP in O&M instruction, including route preview, environmental literacy, and special awareness; and identify strategies to teach map-reading readiness skills.
Primary Core or ECC Areas are Orientation & Mobility, but we will also touch on Compensatory Skills (i.e., skills necessary for accessing the core curriculum including concept development; communication modes; organization and study skills; access to print materials; and the use of braille, tactile graphics, and tactile symbols).
ACVREP: CEUs are only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect CEUs, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and send these, along with your first and last name, to email@example.com and a certificate will be emailed to you the following week.
Employment Immersion July Virtual Workshop
July's workshop runs weekdays from July 6 to 31.
There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.
Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Youth Session
Enchanted Hills Camp is closed for in-person programs this summer, but that won’t stop us from having a virtual Youth Session.
During the week of July 6 through July 10, EHC would like to invite youth that are blind or have low vision under the age of 13 from all over to join us for our daily camp programs between 9:00 am and 10:00 am Pacific
Our daily Zoom-based activities will be led by staff that are blind or have low vision and will consist of music, art, and interactive games and activities. Youth will gain insight from mentors and make friends with peers who are blind and have low vision.
Parents & Guardians: We’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual camp session, however once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.
RSVP by Friday, July 3 or send questions to Jamey Gump at email@example.com or 415-694-7372.
Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Counselor-in-Training Program
July 6 through July 9, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily & July 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Virtual Enchanted Hills Camp Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT) focuses on developing leaders who are blind or have low vision through job exploration and virtual-based learning experiences. Training takes place through discussion, observation and practice under the supervision of the administrative staff at camp. Most importantly a successful applicant will develop a strong work ethic that they can apply to any leadership experience.
This program is designed for youth ages 14 to 20 who are blind or have low vision and are serious about improving their leadership skills. CITs will learn EHC history, health and safety at camp, and much more. There will be small assignments for you to complete throughout the week. After a week of training, our newest group of CITs will put their newly acquired skills to the test when they lead the Virtual Youth & Family Campfire on Saturday, July 11.
We encourage applicants with a variety of previous camping experiences to apply. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345 for more info.
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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