Lighthouse offices are closed for in-person services through Labor Day. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
Employment Immersion Virtual Workshop
Why Choose LightHouse?
The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco is in its ninth year of providing Employment Services to blind and visually impaired people within the Bay Area. In that time, we have served over 240 Department of Rehabilitation Consumers abd we have consistently placed over 40% of our graduates in the competitive job market. Our expanded and growing staff means more frequent workshops. We are passionately dedicated to the job of securing gainful employment for all low vision and people people.
How does the Employment Immersion Program work at LightHouse?
We offer an innovative and groundbreaking way of including students both within the Bay Area and those living in other parts of California the same immersive experience.
For the first 5 days of the program, all students attend virtually through the Zoom computer platform. Then, the next week, students travel in to LightHouse Headquarters in San Francisco to attend classes at our state-of-the-art facility. They overnight in fully equipped dormitories on-site. This program takes place the first two weeks of every month in 2020, except July. Classes take place Monday through Friday, during those two weeks, with no class on the weekend.
What Students Will Learn:
The curriculum content adheres to Certified DOR guidelines. Students receive a comprehensive workbook to augment classroom workshop in addition to a companion textbook comprised of worksheets and assignments.
Expectations of students:
- attend all sessions
- complete assignments in a timely manner
- submit “Job Search activity” spreadsheets to Employment Specialist when participating in Job Development Phase
What will students do during the course?
Some of the activities students will do to enhance learning include:
- Job Preparation Bootcamp! (25 workshop hours)
- Job Preparation – The Power in Uniting (25 workshop hours)
- Learn how to structure job seeking activities
- Students will migrate to Jobs Group (both during virtual and local class sessions)
Job Preparation $770.
Job Development $770 (only if student is placed)
Residence – 5 nights @ $175 per night (room and meals)
Employment Immersion Workshop Dates: The first two weeks of every month
For additional information please contact:
Kate Williams - Director, Employment Services
Wanda Pearson - Employment Immersion Coordinator
Tech Together: Topic-Accessible Games (online)
Tech Together Online
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.
June 2: Accessible Games
We'll share how we turn our phones and computers in to sources of entertainment by gaming solo or with friends.
June 9: Smart home Possibilities
Come chat about what can happen when you combine smart speakers with accessories, gadgets or appliances. Just how smart and accessible can our homes become?
Join us for one or all of these conversations, which will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7343 Please note that we need your email address to invite you to the Zoom meeting, so RSVP via email is preferred.
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.