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.
Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual (online)
Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PST
For dial in information, contact Serena Olsen (contact information below).
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. For more information contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at email@example.com or 415-694-7316.
Optimal Health, Optimal You: Virtual Health Class (online)
Call into our new virtual health class to listen to an episode of our favorite health podcast, Optimal Health Daily. You will have a chance to participate in a group discussion, do a live Q&A with our Health and Wellness guru, Amber, and set weekly health goals to stay fit and fierce!
Calling in is easy, just email or call Amber Sherrard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7353 to RSVP and get call-in information. Stay well!
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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