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 April Virtual Workshop
April's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from April 5 through 30.
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.
Home Accessibility Assessment Workshop
You’re spending more time at home than ever before, so why not learn how to make your home environment more accessible? LightHouse’s Rehabilitation Department presents a 2-day Home Accessibility Workshop for adults who want to improve the safety and overall accessibility of their home.
Join Orientation & Mobility Specialists Sarah McIntyre and Jennifer Huey for a 2-part Zoom workshop on home accessibility. Learn how to make a room-by-room assessment of your home, identify possible safety hazards, and brainstorm possible solutions that you can implement to increase the overall safety and accessibility of your home.
This workshop is open to adult residents of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, West Contra Costa, and East Marin Counties who are non-DOR consumers. If you’re a consumer of DOR and would like to attend, contact Sarah McIntyre for more details. This workshop will use the Zoom platform; participants with access to a telephone are welcome to join by calling in.
Dates: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. and Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. PST.
Participants are required to register for both dates. Contact Sarah McIntyre to register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration deadline is Friday, April 16 by 5:00 p.m. PST.
Stanford University presents TMAP with Dr. Joshua Miele
On the afternoon of the 5th anniversary of the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University, please join us for a talk by special guest Dr. Joshua Miele who will talk about his story as a blind cartographer.
Joshua will use the creation of TMAP – Tactile Maps Automated Production – to frame the broader landscape of how tactile maps and graphics can be used by blind people to understand many kinds of spatial information. He will discuss the power of touch as a spatial precept, as well as the design constraints on tactile representations that are surprising and challenging to most visual designers. Key topics include historical techniques for creating tactile maps, examples and counterexamples of tactile map use cases, and promising technologies for expanding the availability of accessible maps in the future.
When: Friday April 23, 2021, 3:00 p.m. PST
Real-time captioning will be provided for this event. If you need any other disability-related accommodation, please contact the David Rumsey Map Center by emailing email@example.com. Requests should be made by April 16.
Una Tarde con Jorge Ellington - an evening with Jorge Ellington
Una Tarde con Jorge Ellington (An Evenig with Jorge Ellington)
Cuándo: Abril 23 2021, de 4-00 – 5-30 PM
Dónde: por Zoom. Pueden usar su teléfono, computadora, o tableta para unirse.
Acompañennos para una tarde de motivación y Música con Jorge Ellington! Jorge, originalmente de Panamá, ha sido estudiante y voluntario a de LightHouse desde el 2016, pero su carrera como músico empezó mucho antes. Jorge ha sido cantante y Procusionista de su banda, Esencia Latin Jazz Ensemble desde el 1978. Vengan a conversar y escuchar su historia, y tal vez también unas canciones. Si quieren escuchar un poco de su banda:
Con preguntas o para registrarse, contacten ah
Esmerlanda Soto a firstname.lastname@example.org o 415-694-7323
*Por favor de registrarse antes de las 12 de la tarde el jueves 22 de abril.*
When: April 23 2021, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Where: Via Zoom. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone to join.
Join us for an evening of music and motivation with Jorge Ellington! Originally from Panama, Jorge has been both a LightHouse student and volunteer since 2016, but his career as a musician began much earlier. Jorge has been the lead singer and hand percussionist for his band, Esencia: Latin Jazz Ensemble since 1978. Come listen to his story, and maybe even some songs! You can check out one of Jorge’s performances on Youtube here:
To ask questions or RSVP, please contact Esmeralda Soto at email@example.com or 415: 694-7323
*Please RSVP by 12:00 noon Thursday the 22nd.*
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.