Although many California state COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on June 15, LightHouse plans to open for in-person services no sooner than late summer in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and students.
The Language of Listening
Develop your listening skills for all aspects of life. The whistle of a teapot, or bubbles in a pot hint at tasty things to come. The whizz of cars in front of us are warnings, while those traveling beside us are protective. The dial tone that lets us know we are one step closer to speaking to a loved one. In this series of classes we will discuss the many ways we can sharpen our listening skills to make the most of what we hear. Whether your goal is to return to school or work, to get out and travel, prepare a special meal, or write the great American novel, we will help you separate the useful signals from all the noise, and to level up your listening skills.
While this course is focused on introducing listening skills to consumers, blind or low vision consumers of varying skill levels are welcome in this new course. Persons interested should be comfortable learning in a group setting and committed to actively participate in all six classes. Additionally, consumers must be able to access the Zoom platform, and able to hear and understand spoken English and sounds of various pitches/tones. Bobbi Pompey, Independent Living Specialist and Amy Mason, Access Technology will take the lead in facilitating this course.
This class runs May 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27 from 9:45 am to 12:15 pm.
The fee for this 12-hour course is $495 and is limited to ten consumers. Course materials needed for this course are headphones, for those who need headphones, there is a materials fee of $100. This course may be supported by the Department of Rehabilitation with approval and authorizations (individuals must first contact their counselors). Authorizations may be sent to email@example.com. Limited scholarships are available for eligible students. If you are brand new to the LightHouse and interested in this course, contact Debbie Bacon, LightHouse Rehabilitation Counselor at DBacon@lighthouse-sf.org. For those who have participated in classes at the LightHouse and are interested in registering for this course, contact Briana Kusuma at BKusuma@lighthouse-sf.org. Briana will ensure you are connected with course instructors.
Tech Together Online: Accessibility Advocacy for Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.
Did you know this Thursday is Global Accessibility Awareness Day? We’ll talk about how this day is observed, and revisit how to give useful and specific feedback to companies when something doesn’t work well with our access technology.
RSVP for Tech Together Online: Accessibility Advocacy for Global Accessibility Awareness Day or leave a voicemail at 1-415-694-7618. Online registration is preferred.
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.
Not So Bored Game Night (online)
Each week students from the Lighthouse Youth Program gather for our virtual Not So Bored Game Night. A weekly evening of fun and games for Blind and low vision youth from all over. Games start at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings and will include trivia contests, scavenger hunts and other interactive games that will have youth making friends. In addition, the LightHouse staff each week’s games will be led by a guest mentor that will also share insight into their education, career and life as a person who is blind or has low vision.
Who: students under 18 that are blind or have low vision
What: weekly game night and guest mentor spotlight via zoom When: Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
If you are interested in signing up for the Not So Bored Game Night, please contact Jamey Gump by email at firstname.lastname@example.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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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.