Calendar

Events in March 2024

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Feb 25(1 event)

1:00 pm: CHICAGO: Audio Described Performance (in-person)


Feb 25

Where: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO.

Purchase tickets for CHICAGO. 

More info about CHICAGO at Broadway San Jose

 

Feb 26
Feb 27(2 events)

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Feb 27

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

2:00 pm: Tech Together: February 2024 (online)


Feb 27

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

February 6: Updates from A.T.I.A.
The annual Access Technology Industry Association, (A.T.I.A.) conference is a gathering for venders, educators, AT professionals and AT users and, this year, LightHouse AT team members! Join us for Tech Together and the team will discuss updates and new horizons in access technology.
RSVP online for Updates from A.T.I.A., or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 13: Explore Apple Wallet
One of the goals for many in the access technology learning space is financial independence. Join the AT team for what will be the first in a series of discussions around accessible finance. This week’s focus will be all aspects of the Apple Wallet app.
RSVP online for Explore Apple Wallet, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 20: Budgeting Basics
Continuing our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion on budgeting basics and accessible ways to manage money.
RSVP online for Budgeting Basics, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

February 27: Peer-to-peer Payments
Concluding our theme of access technology and finance, join us for a discussion of peer-to-peer payment applications. You’ll learn about platforms like PayPal and Venmo, and we’ll discuss the ups and downs of accessibility therein.
RSVP online for Peer-to-peer Payments, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Feb 28(1 event)

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Feb 28

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

Please note - Proof of full vaccination is required and will be checked for new participants.

Feb 29(1 event)

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Feb 29

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

Mar 1(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Mar 1

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Mar 2(2 events)

(All day): Three-Day Ski Event for Adults (in-person)

(All day)
Mar 2 Mar 4

The 2024 Serria Regional Ski for Light (SRSFL) three-day cross-country ski event will be held in Truckee, CA from Saturday, March 2, to Monday March 4. SRSFL provides a cross-country skiing experience for people who are blind and visually impaired. Lodging will be at the Best Western Hotel in Truckee. Skiing will be at Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

Cost: $350.00, including equipment rental and $260 if you bring your own skis or snowshoes. These fees include two nights lodging (double occupancy) in Truckee, breakfasts and dinners, and trail passes for all three days. Note: Please add $200 if you wish to have a private room. You are on your own for lunches in Truckee. Tahoe Donner has a lunch menu, which does include vegetarian items.

For those coming from out of town, Friday, March 1, 2024, lodging will be at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 10745 Gold Center Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Phone: 916-858-8680. The cost is an additional $90.00 and a double $ 180 single (includes continental breakfast). SRSFL will hold an informal meet and greet from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. with a salad and pizza dinner. We will depart at 7:15 am. Saturday, March 2 from the Fairfield Inn for Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

TRIP FEES: Your trip fees are due by the sign-up deadline of February 16. To receive a refund, cancel on or before February 16. There will be NO refunds after this date.

Note:  Because of many generous donations to SRSFL, these fees are heavily subsidized.

For more information and details contact: Cathy Campbell, Skier Coordinator at autumncathy@gmail.com or call or text at 916-705-7913

Mail checks for payment to Jean Snuggs, 609 42nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95819. Contact Jean at snuggsj@gmail.com for information on how to pay online with Zelle.

12:30 pm: Smuin Ballet Audio Described Performance & Haptic tour (in-person)


Mar 2

Where: Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 700 Howard St. near 3rd.

Haptic Access Tour begins at 12:30 pm (Meet in theater lobby at 12:30 pm; tour begins at 12:45 pm)

Performance begins at 2:00 pm and lasts around two hours.

Celebrating Michael Smuin includes two ballets, ZORRO! and FLY ME TO THE MOON.

About ZORRO!

A true swashbuckler, ZORRO! has not been performed since 2006. ZORRO! adapts the legend of the folk hero, setting the story at a movie theater in the 1950s.  Sensory alert: ZORRO! includes strobing lights and loud noises from whips.

About FLY ME TO THE MOON

FLY ME TO THE MOON, revived now for its 20th anniversary, is quintessential Michael. This beloved tribute to Frank Sinatra has both the pointework and pizzazz you expect from Smuin.

For more information, to purchase tickets, to book a spot in a Haptic Access Tour, or to reserve a headset please call the Smuin box office at 415-912-1899 or email boxoffice@smuinballet.org.

Mar 3(1 event)

(All day): Three-Day Ski Event for Adults (in-person)

(All day)
Mar 2 Mar 4

The 2024 Serria Regional Ski for Light (SRSFL) three-day cross-country ski event will be held in Truckee, CA from Saturday, March 2, to Monday March 4. SRSFL provides a cross-country skiing experience for people who are blind and visually impaired. Lodging will be at the Best Western Hotel in Truckee. Skiing will be at Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

Cost: $350.00, including equipment rental and $260 if you bring your own skis or snowshoes. These fees include two nights lodging (double occupancy) in Truckee, breakfasts and dinners, and trail passes for all three days. Note: Please add $200 if you wish to have a private room. You are on your own for lunches in Truckee. Tahoe Donner has a lunch menu, which does include vegetarian items.

For those coming from out of town, Friday, March 1, 2024, lodging will be at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 10745 Gold Center Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Phone: 916-858-8680. The cost is an additional $90.00 and a double $ 180 single (includes continental breakfast). SRSFL will hold an informal meet and greet from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. with a salad and pizza dinner. We will depart at 7:15 am. Saturday, March 2 from the Fairfield Inn for Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

TRIP FEES: Your trip fees are due by the sign-up deadline of February 16. To receive a refund, cancel on or before February 16. There will be NO refunds after this date.

Note:  Because of many generous donations to SRSFL, these fees are heavily subsidized.

For more information and details contact: Cathy Campbell, Skier Coordinator at autumncathy@gmail.com or call or text at 916-705-7913

Mail checks for payment to Jean Snuggs, 609 42nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95819. Contact Jean at snuggsj@gmail.com for information on how to pay online with Zelle.

Mar 4(1 event)

(All day): Three-Day Ski Event for Adults (in-person)

(All day)
Mar 2 Mar 4

The 2024 Serria Regional Ski for Light (SRSFL) three-day cross-country ski event will be held in Truckee, CA from Saturday, March 2, to Monday March 4. SRSFL provides a cross-country skiing experience for people who are blind and visually impaired. Lodging will be at the Best Western Hotel in Truckee. Skiing will be at Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

Cost: $350.00, including equipment rental and $260 if you bring your own skis or snowshoes. These fees include two nights lodging (double occupancy) in Truckee, breakfasts and dinners, and trail passes for all three days. Note: Please add $200 if you wish to have a private room. You are on your own for lunches in Truckee. Tahoe Donner has a lunch menu, which does include vegetarian items.

For those coming from out of town, Friday, March 1, 2024, lodging will be at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 10745 Gold Center Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Phone: 916-858-8680. The cost is an additional $90.00 and a double $ 180 single (includes continental breakfast). SRSFL will hold an informal meet and greet from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. with a salad and pizza dinner. We will depart at 7:15 am. Saturday, March 2 from the Fairfield Inn for Tahoe Donner Cross Country.

TRIP FEES: Your trip fees are due by the sign-up deadline of February 16. To receive a refund, cancel on or before February 16. There will be NO refunds after this date.

Note:  Because of many generous donations to SRSFL, these fees are heavily subsidized.

For more information and details contact: Cathy Campbell, Skier Coordinator at autumncathy@gmail.com or call or text at 916-705-7913

Mail checks for payment to Jean Snuggs, 609 42nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95819. Contact Jean at snuggsj@gmail.com for information on how to pay online with Zelle.

Mar 5(2 events)

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Mar 5

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

2:00 pm: Tech Together: March 2024 (online)


Mar 5

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

March 5: Make the Most of Screen Magnification
Join the Access Technology team and we'll take a look at the magnification features of Windows and Mac computers. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

RSVP online to Make the Most of Screen Magnification, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 12: Magnification on Mobile Devices
Join the Access Technology team and we'll take a look at the magnification features of our smartphones and tablets. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

RSVP online to Magnification on Mobile Devices, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 19: Outstanding Standalone Magnification Devices
Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on standalone magnification solutions. We'll dive into desktop and portable devices, and zoom in on the options that will optimize your visual experience.

RSVP online to Outstanding Standalone Magnification Devices, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 26: Zooming In on the CloverBook Pro Products
The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome Justin Wesson of Irie AT, producers of the CloverBook digital video magnifiers, to discuss the functions and features of these outstanding and versatile devices.

RSVP online to Zooming In on the CloverBook Pro Products, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Mar 6(2 events)

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Mar 6

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

Please note - Proof of full vaccination is required and will be checked for new participants.

7:00 pm: EHC Virtual Campfire (online)


Mar 6

These fun-filled evenings will consist of Enchanted Hills Camp updates, songs, alumni check-ins and LightHouse information and resources. All are welcome to join.

RSVP to Andrew Martinez at AMartinez@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7642.

Mar 7(2 events)

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Mar 7

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

2:00 pm: Tecnologia para Todos (online)


Mar 7

Join the LightHouse’s monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users.

This event 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 by email to Fernando Macias at FMacias@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7670

Mar 8(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Mar 8

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Mar 9
Mar 10
Mar 11(1 event)

9:30 am: Introduction to Access Technology (in-person)


Mar 11

This class runs from March 11-15 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street

Course Description:
The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Fernando Macias and Gabriel Griffith to explore the concepts and tools you will need to use devices confidently and comfortably. We will discuss access technology vocabulary in an approachable, digestible and jargon-free manner. We will provide overviews of low vision enhancements and spoken feedback tools available for computers, smartphones and tablets. There will be workshops on dedicated devices, getting to know your phone, options for notetaking, and access-optimized apps, resources and technical support contacts.

Please note that lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch.

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:

  1. Live in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin or Humboldt county.
  2. Be new to Access Technology, having not received prior one-on-one or group training.
  3. Be curious and open to learning basic, beginner Access Technology specific information.
  4. Be comfortable learning in a group setting. This means:
    1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
    2. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
    3. Please refrain from sharing personal, private, or sensitive information.

How To RSVP:
To RSVP, please send an email to the LightHouse Access Technology department, at@lighthouse-sf.org, and mention that you’d like to enroll in the Introduction To Access Technology course. Space is limited and registrations close on Friday, March 8.

Mar 12(4 events)

9:30 am: Introduction to Access Technology (in-person)


Mar 12

This class runs from March 11-15 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street

Course Description:
The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Fernando Macias and Gabriel Griffith to explore the concepts and tools you will need to use devices confidently and comfortably. We will discuss access technology vocabulary in an approachable, digestible and jargon-free manner. We will provide overviews of low vision enhancements and spoken feedback tools available for computers, smartphones and tablets. There will be workshops on dedicated devices, getting to know your phone, options for notetaking, and access-optimized apps, resources and technical support contacts.

Please note that lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch.

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:

  1. Live in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin or Humboldt county.
  2. Be new to Access Technology, having not received prior one-on-one or group training.
  3. Be curious and open to learning basic, beginner Access Technology specific information.
  4. Be comfortable learning in a group setting. This means:
    1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
    2. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
    3. Please refrain from sharing personal, private, or sensitive information.

How To RSVP:
To RSVP, please send an email to the LightHouse Access Technology department, at@lighthouse-sf.org, and mention that you’d like to enroll in the Introduction To Access Technology course. Space is limited and registrations close on Friday, March 8.

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Mar 12

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

2:00 pm: Tech Together: March 2024 (online)


Mar 12

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

March 5: Make the Most of Screen Magnification
Join the Access Technology team and we'll take a look at the magnification features of Windows and Mac computers. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

RSVP online to Make the Most of Screen Magnification, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 12: Magnification on Mobile Devices
Join the Access Technology team and we'll take a look at the magnification features of our smartphones and tablets. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

RSVP online to Magnification on Mobile Devices, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 19: Outstanding Standalone Magnification Devices
Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on standalone magnification solutions. We'll dive into desktop and portable devices, and zoom in on the options that will optimize your visual experience.

RSVP online to Outstanding Standalone Magnification Devices, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 26: Zooming In on the CloverBook Pro Products
The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome Justin Wesson of Irie AT, producers of the CloverBook digital video magnifiers, to discuss the functions and features of these outstanding and versatile devices.

RSVP online to Zooming In on the CloverBook Pro Products, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

6:00 pm: National Federation of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


Mar 12

The National Federation of the Blind is a nationwide community of members that believe blind people can live the lives they want. We meet online via Zoom with the following schedule:

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Chapter Meeting

To RSVP, contact President Bobbi Pompey at bobbipompey@gmail.com or 336-988-6375.

Mar 13(2 events)

9:30 am: Introduction to Access Technology (in-person)


Mar 13

This class runs from March 11-15 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street

Course Description:
The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Fernando Macias and Gabriel Griffith to explore the concepts and tools you will need to use devices confidently and comfortably. We will discuss access technology vocabulary in an approachable, digestible and jargon-free manner. We will provide overviews of low vision enhancements and spoken feedback tools available for computers, smartphones and tablets. There will be workshops on dedicated devices, getting to know your phone, options for notetaking, and access-optimized apps, resources and technical support contacts.

Please note that lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch.

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:

  1. Live in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin or Humboldt county.
  2. Be new to Access Technology, having not received prior one-on-one or group training.
  3. Be curious and open to learning basic, beginner Access Technology specific information.
  4. Be comfortable learning in a group setting. This means:
    1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
    2. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
    3. Please refrain from sharing personal, private, or sensitive information.

How To RSVP:
To RSVP, please send an email to the LightHouse Access Technology department, at@lighthouse-sf.org, and mention that you’d like to enroll in the Introduction To Access Technology course. Space is limited and registrations close on Friday, March 8.

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Mar 13

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

Please note - Proof of full vaccination is required and will be checked for new participants.

Mar 14(2 events)

9:30 am: Introduction to Access Technology (in-person)


Mar 14

This class runs from March 11-15 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street

Course Description:
The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Fernando Macias and Gabriel Griffith to explore the concepts and tools you will need to use devices confidently and comfortably. We will discuss access technology vocabulary in an approachable, digestible and jargon-free manner. We will provide overviews of low vision enhancements and spoken feedback tools available for computers, smartphones and tablets. There will be workshops on dedicated devices, getting to know your phone, options for notetaking, and access-optimized apps, resources and technical support contacts.

Please note that lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch.

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:

  1. Live in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin or Humboldt county.
  2. Be new to Access Technology, having not received prior one-on-one or group training.
  3. Be curious and open to learning basic, beginner Access Technology specific information.
  4. Be comfortable learning in a group setting. This means:
    1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
    2. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
    3. Please refrain from sharing personal, private, or sensitive information.

How To RSVP:
To RSVP, please send an email to the LightHouse Access Technology department, at@lighthouse-sf.org, and mention that you’d like to enroll in the Introduction To Access Technology course. Space is limited and registrations close on Friday, March 8.

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Mar 14

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

Mar 15(2 events)

9:30 am: Introduction to Access Technology (in-person)


Mar 15

This class runs from March 11-15 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street

Course Description:
The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Fernando Macias and Gabriel Griffith to explore the concepts and tools you will need to use devices confidently and comfortably. We will discuss access technology vocabulary in an approachable, digestible and jargon-free manner. We will provide overviews of low vision enhancements and spoken feedback tools available for computers, smartphones and tablets. There will be workshops on dedicated devices, getting to know your phone, options for notetaking, and access-optimized apps, resources and technical support contacts.

Please note that lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch.

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:

  1. Live in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin or Humboldt county.
  2. Be new to Access Technology, having not received prior one-on-one or group training.
  3. Be curious and open to learning basic, beginner Access Technology specific information.
  4. Be comfortable learning in a group setting. This means:
    1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
    2. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
    3. Please refrain from sharing personal, private, or sensitive information.

How To RSVP:
To RSVP, please send an email to the LightHouse Access Technology department, at@lighthouse-sf.org, and mention that you’d like to enroll in the Introduction To Access Technology course. Space is limited and registrations close on Friday, March 8.

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Mar 15

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Mar 16(1 event)

10:30 am: California Council of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Monthly Meeting (hybrid)


Mar 16

You are invited to the monthly meeting of the CCB San Francisco Chapter. The in-person portion takes place at LightHouse San Francisco at 1155 Market. All are welcome.

RSVP to Vita Zavoli at VZavoli@gmail.com or 510-846-4080.

Mar 17
Mar 18
Mar 19(2 events)

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Mar 19

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

2:00 pm: Tech Together: March 2024 (online)


Mar 19

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

March 5: Make the Most of Screen Magnification
Join the Access Technology team and we'll take a look at the magnification features of Windows and Mac computers. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

RSVP online to Make the Most of Screen Magnification, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 12: Magnification on Mobile Devices
Join the Access Technology team and we'll take a look at the magnification features of our smartphones and tablets. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

RSVP online to Magnification on Mobile Devices, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 19: Outstanding Standalone Magnification Devices
Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on standalone magnification solutions. We'll dive into desktop and portable devices, and zoom in on the options that will optimize your visual experience.

RSVP online to Outstanding Standalone Magnification Devices, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 26: Zooming In on the CloverBook Pro Products
The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome Justin Wesson of Irie AT, producers of the CloverBook digital video magnifiers, to discuss the functions and features of these outstanding and versatile devices.

RSVP online to Zooming In on the CloverBook Pro Products, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Mar 20(1 event)

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Mar 20

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

Please note - Proof of full vaccination is required and will be checked for new participants.

Mar 21(2 events)

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Mar 21

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

2:00 pm: Tecnologia para Todos (online)


Mar 21

Join the LightHouse’s monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users.

This event 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 by email to Fernando Macias at FMacias@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7670

Mar 22(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Mar 22

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Mar 23
Mar 24
Mar 25(1 event)

9:30 am: Victor Reader Stream 3 Immersion (in-person)


Mar 25

This class runs daily from March 25 through 29, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The Access Technology department will be putting on a class explaining and exploring all of the fabulous features of the Victor Reader Stream 3!

The Victor Reader Stream 3 is the latest in the Victor Stream series from HumanWare. This lightweight, user-friendly player can be held in your hand, carried in a pocket, or set on the table for easy listening with the built in speaker, connected headphones, or external Bluetooth device. Perhaps best of all, the Stream is operated by tactile-friendly buttons. Every command is easily performed by pressing only a single button at a time.

You should consider joining us if:
1. You enjoy listening to audiobooks.
2. You love podcasts.
3. You can’t start your day without checking the news while sipping your morning coffee.
4. You are an avid radio -listener, and love tuning in to stations from next door or around the world.
5. You are someone who takes notes by recording them in an audio format.

These are just a few of the things you will learn in this class.
For more information, or to register, please email us at at@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration closes on Friday, March 15th. Space is limited.

Mar 26(3 events)

9:30 am: Victor Reader Stream 3 Immersion (in-person)


Mar 26

This class runs daily from March 25 through 29, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The Access Technology department will be putting on a class explaining and exploring all of the fabulous features of the Victor Reader Stream 3!

The Victor Reader Stream 3 is the latest in the Victor Stream series from HumanWare. This lightweight, user-friendly player can be held in your hand, carried in a pocket, or set on the table for easy listening with the built in speaker, connected headphones, or external Bluetooth device. Perhaps best of all, the Stream is operated by tactile-friendly buttons. Every command is easily performed by pressing only a single button at a time.

You should consider joining us if:
1. You enjoy listening to audiobooks.
2. You love podcasts.
3. You can’t start your day without checking the news while sipping your morning coffee.
4. You are an avid radio -listener, and love tuning in to stations from next door or around the world.
5. You are someone who takes notes by recording them in an audio format.

These are just a few of the things you will learn in this class.
For more information, or to register, please email us at at@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration closes on Friday, March 15th. Space is limited.

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Mar 26

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

2:00 pm: Tech Together: March 2024 (online)


Mar 26

Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

March 5: Make the Most of Screen Magnification
Join the Access Technology team and we'll take a look at the magnification features of Windows and Mac computers. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

RSVP online to Make the Most of Screen Magnification, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 12: Magnification on Mobile Devices
Join the Access Technology team and we'll take a look at the magnification features of our smartphones and tablets. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

RSVP online to Magnification on Mobile Devices, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 19: Outstanding Standalone Magnification Devices
Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on standalone magnification solutions. We'll dive into desktop and portable devices, and zoom in on the options that will optimize your visual experience.

RSVP online to Outstanding Standalone Magnification Devices, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

March 26: Zooming In on the CloverBook Pro Products
The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome Justin Wesson of Irie AT, producers of the CloverBook digital video magnifiers, to discuss the functions and features of these outstanding and versatile devices.

RSVP online to Zooming In on the CloverBook Pro Products, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

Mar 27(2 events)

9:30 am: Victor Reader Stream 3 Immersion (in-person)


Mar 27

This class runs daily from March 25 through 29, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The Access Technology department will be putting on a class explaining and exploring all of the fabulous features of the Victor Reader Stream 3!

The Victor Reader Stream 3 is the latest in the Victor Stream series from HumanWare. This lightweight, user-friendly player can be held in your hand, carried in a pocket, or set on the table for easy listening with the built in speaker, connected headphones, or external Bluetooth device. Perhaps best of all, the Stream is operated by tactile-friendly buttons. Every command is easily performed by pressing only a single button at a time.

You should consider joining us if:
1. You enjoy listening to audiobooks.
2. You love podcasts.
3. You can’t start your day without checking the news while sipping your morning coffee.
4. You are an avid radio -listener, and love tuning in to stations from next door or around the world.
5. You are someone who takes notes by recording them in an audio format.

These are just a few of the things you will learn in this class.
For more information, or to register, please email us at at@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration closes on Friday, March 15th. Space is limited.

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Mar 27

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

Please note - Proof of full vaccination is required and will be checked for new participants.

Mar 28(2 events)

9:30 am: Victor Reader Stream 3 Immersion (in-person)


Mar 28

This class runs daily from March 25 through 29, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The Access Technology department will be putting on a class explaining and exploring all of the fabulous features of the Victor Reader Stream 3!

The Victor Reader Stream 3 is the latest in the Victor Stream series from HumanWare. This lightweight, user-friendly player can be held in your hand, carried in a pocket, or set on the table for easy listening with the built in speaker, connected headphones, or external Bluetooth device. Perhaps best of all, the Stream is operated by tactile-friendly buttons. Every command is easily performed by pressing only a single button at a time.

You should consider joining us if:
1. You enjoy listening to audiobooks.
2. You love podcasts.
3. You can’t start your day without checking the news while sipping your morning coffee.
4. You are an avid radio -listener, and love tuning in to stations from next door or around the world.
5. You are someone who takes notes by recording them in an audio format.

These are just a few of the things you will learn in this class.
For more information, or to register, please email us at at@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration closes on Friday, March 15th. Space is limited.

1:00 pm: The Blind Telephone Network (dial-in)


Mar 28

Announcing the Blind Telephone Network 2024 program

The Blind Telephone network, originally founded by blind veterans, now is pleased to welcome all blind and low vision folks to join in phone calls will be held on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

Tuesdays programs are what we call chit chat and chew the fat. During these sessions, most topics are acceptable; however, we refrain from discussing politics and religion. Prayer requests are acceptable, but will not be done during the call. This is a time for socializing, and sharing our experiences with blindness, in order to help others develop independence and self-confidence.

On Thursdays, we emphasize education, travel, technology, history, entertainment, and innovative role-models, etc.. These sessions will feature presenters on such topics as: Lewis and Clark expedition, Mt. Rushmore, railroad history and the mob museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.We encourage suggestions for topics or locations from our participants.

All sessions last for one (1) hour and start on time.

The call in number is: 605-475-5620, and the access code is: 3789127#. If you plan to save these numbers in your contacts, I recommend inserting two (2) commas between the main number and the access code.

Those wishing to receive an e-mail reminder for upcoming sessions or links provided by the presenter, should:

Send an e-mail to Doc Eudaly at deteacha@sbcglobal.net. Please put your full name, phone number, and email address in the body of your e-mail.

Calls for 2024 will begin on Tuesday, January 9.

For Thursday, January 11, our initial program will be on the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.  We hope to hear you on these free telephone calls, where you can both learn and contribute

On behalf of the founding members,

Douglas “Doc” Eudaly, PH,D

1-559-999-2625

 

Mar 29(2 events)

9:30 am: Victor Reader Stream 3 Immersion (in-person)


Mar 29

This class runs daily from March 25 through 29, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The Access Technology department will be putting on a class explaining and exploring all of the fabulous features of the Victor Reader Stream 3!

The Victor Reader Stream 3 is the latest in the Victor Stream series from HumanWare. This lightweight, user-friendly player can be held in your hand, carried in a pocket, or set on the table for easy listening with the built in speaker, connected headphones, or external Bluetooth device. Perhaps best of all, the Stream is operated by tactile-friendly buttons. Every command is easily performed by pressing only a single button at a time.

You should consider joining us if:
1. You enjoy listening to audiobooks.
2. You love podcasts.
3. You can’t start your day without checking the news while sipping your morning coffee.
4. You are an avid radio -listener, and love tuning in to stations from next door or around the world.
5. You are someone who takes notes by recording them in an audio format.

These are just a few of the things you will learn in this class.
For more information, or to register, please email us at at@lighthouse-sf.org. Registration closes on Friday, March 15th. Space is limited.

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)


Mar 29

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.

Prerequisites:

  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Mar 30
Mar 31
Apr 1
Apr 2
Apr 3(2 events)

6:30 pm: Goalball with BORP (in-person)


Apr 3

Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

For more details, please contact Brandon Young brandon@borp.org

Please note - Proof of full vaccination is required and will be checked for new participants.

7:00 pm: EHC Virtual Campfire (online)


Apr 3

These fun-filled evenings will consist of Enchanted Hills Camp updates, songs, alumni check-ins and LightHouse information and resources. All are welcome to join.

RSVP to Andrew Martinez at AMartinez@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7642.

Apr 4
Apr 5
Apr 6

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!

SDS safety dataClick here for our cleaning product safety data sheets (SDS) and ingredient information.

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