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.
Employment Immersion June Virtual Workshop
June's workshop runs from June 1 to 30, weekdays
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: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.
Tech Together Online; #GetSocial
Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.
If you’re new to social media or want to explore social media platforms that are new to you, you won’t want to miss this session. What’s a friend, a like, a follow, a hashtag? Are blind people using Instagram? Have you heard of Clubhouse? Do your friends keep asking if you’re on Facebook? Join us for what’s sure to be a fun and informative whirlwind tour of the many flavors of social media.
RSVP for Tech Together Online: #GetSocial or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7618. Online registration is preferred.
Upcoming Tech Togethers
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.
Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps
Interested in learning more about how GPS apps can support O&M travel? Orientation and Mobility Specialists from LightHouse for the Blind will introduce participants to multiple GPS apps during the four-session course. Participants will become familiar with features in Soundscape, Apple Maps, and Google Maps and learn how it can be integrated into regular travel.
Classes will be taught via Zoom from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:
Tuesday, June 15
Thursday, June 17
Tuesday, June 22
Thursday, June 24
This course is for DOR students with intermediate to advance iPhone skills who are interested in developing the navigation skills needed to retain or gain employment. Class size is limited to 8 students and is currently full. To find out about future GPS classes, please contact O&M Specialist, Marie Trudelle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orientation & Mobility: Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps
LightHouse Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Marie Trudell and Katt Jones will teach this four-session GPS Navigation course on Zoom introducing iPhone using students to foundational GPS concepts, app features, and problem-solving strategies. Students will learn and explore the function and features of Soundscape, Apple and Google Maps and practice identifying destinations, places of interest, and landmarks. The class will culminate in a GPS App Scavenger Hunt.
Who can benefit from this eight hour course?
- People who travel independently to work, school, and in life and would like to increase existing orientation and navigation skills
- iPhone users with an intermediate to advanced level of technology skills who have a strong use of Zoom or VoiceOver
The fee for this course is $330 and is limited to eight participants. This course may be supported by the Department of Rehabilitation with approval and authorizations (individuals must first contact their counselors). Limited scholarships are available for eligible students.
The class runs June 15, 17, 22 & 24 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
The RSVP deadline is June 1.
If you are brand new to the LightHouse and interested in this course, contact Jeff Carlson, Social Worker at JCarlson@lighthouse-sf.org . For those who have participated in classes at the LightHouse and are interested in registering for this course, contact Katt Jones at KJones@lighthouse-sf.org.
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.