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LightHouse will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.

Events in July 2022

  • Meet Me in the Kitchen (in-person)

    Meet Me in the Kitchen (in-person)


    Jul 1

    “Meet Me in the Kitchen” is a five week course designed to empower LightHouse students with the non-visual techniques needed to prepare and present delicious meals independently. This course is created and taught by Bobbi Pompey, a Independent Living Skills Specialist with a passion for cooking and teaching. Each week you will learn non-visual kitchen skills, general cooking tips and tricks, and prepare a snack or meal.

    Skills You Will Learn Include

    • Organizing, labeling, and preparing your kitchen and work space
    • Measuring wet and dry ingredients
    • Using knives, kitchen appliances, blindness/low vision gadgets and other “tools of the trade”
    • Understanding how to build flavor profiles, decipher lingo used in recipes, and determine the doneness of food
    • Serving, garnishing, and presenting meals with multiple dishes to friends and families
    • Spots in this fun and educational course are limited, so secure your participation by contacting Briana Kusuma, bkusuma@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7335.

    Course Schedule

    • Session 1-  Welcome and Course Overview- This session will include staff/student introductions, a course overview, a tour of the kitchen, and an introduction to basic techniques for navigating a kitchen. Class will conclude with a lesson on pouring and spreading and the preparation of a snack.
    • Session 2 -  Cracking the Code- By the end of this session, you will understand how to decipher common recipe lingo, develop delicious flavor profiles with spices stock a pantry with basic staples, and shop for groceries independently. Techniques for measuring will be used to create a spice rub and/or basic sauce.
    • Session 3 - Getting the Job Done- Knife skills are the main focus of this session. Students will make a simple one-pot soup and learn to determine when food is done.
    • Session 4 - Learning to Spin All the Plates- This class marks the transition into the more advanced portion of the course. Labeling, organizing, blindness devices, kitchen gadgets, and the use of small appliances will be covered as ways to add efficiency to meal preparation. You will prepare a three part meal during this session.
    • Session 5 - Putting On the Finishing Touches- Taking all the skills of previous classes you will learn to; serve themselves, serve others, set a table, decorate and/or garnish a meal.

    To RSVP, please contact Bobbi Pompey, 415-694-7613, bpompey@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Independence Day Holiday (LightHouse closed)

    Independence Day Holiday (LightHouse closed)

    Jul 4

  • Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)

    Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)


    Jul 7

    This is an 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

    Here is a brief description of our 8-week curriculum and class schedule:

    • 06/09/2022: What Is Access Technology
      In this class, we will discuss what the term "Access Technology" means as well as the varied terminology one may come across in learning more about access technology.
    • 06/16/2022: Access Technology on Computers
      In this class, we will explain the different access technology options on computers by covering Magnification or Zoom options on the Windows and Mac for low vision users. We will also cover the steps to navigate the keyboard and to perform different tasks using Screen Reader on a Windows or Mac.
    • 06/23/2022: Access Technology on Smartphones
      In this class, we will cover access technology options on smartphones and how to activate screen readers such as Voice Over on iOS and Talk Back on Android devices.
    • 06/30/2022: Virtual Assistants and Smart Speakers
      In this class, we will review the various voice assistant options such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant as well as Smart Speakers such as Homepod, Google Nest, and Echo. Additionally, we will cover the strengths and best uses for these voice assistants.
    • 07/07/2022: The Home Screen and Phone Calls:In this class, we will unlock the smartphone and navigate the home screen items and putting our previously learned skills to the test. We will also use virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant to open applications and make phone calls.
    • 07/14/2022: Notetaking with Access TechnologyIn this class, we will discuss the different aspects to notetaking whether it be in an academic, professional, or personal context and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones and computers.
    • 07/21/2022: Text Messages and Email
      In this class, we will explore the basic layout of messaging and email applications and the conversations within the messaging and mail applications. We will also continue to apply our skills and use Siri or Google Assistant to read send, read, and play back text messages and emails.
    • 07/28/2022: System Settings and Downloading Apps
      In this last class, we will learn to adjust system settings, use Siri/Google Assistant to toggle options such as Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb, Dark Mode, etc., and search for apps on the App Store or Play Store. Then we will learn how to download and explore new applications.

    Session 1is full. But you may RSVP for Session 2 which will start in August to jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the class email list and waitlist.

  • Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)

    Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)


    Jul 14

    This is an 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

    Here is a brief description of our 8-week curriculum and class schedule:

    • 06/09/2022: What Is Access Technology
      In this class, we will discuss what the term "Access Technology" means as well as the varied terminology one may come across in learning more about access technology.
    • 06/16/2022: Access Technology on Computers
      In this class, we will explain the different access technology options on computers by covering Magnification or Zoom options on the Windows and Mac for low vision users. We will also cover the steps to navigate the keyboard and to perform different tasks using Screen Reader on a Windows or Mac.
    • 06/23/2022: Access Technology on Smartphones
      In this class, we will cover access technology options on smartphones and how to activate screen readers such as Voice Over on iOS and Talk Back on Android devices.
    • 06/30/2022: Virtual Assistants and Smart Speakers
      In this class, we will review the various voice assistant options such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant as well as Smart Speakers such as Homepod, Google Nest, and Echo. Additionally, we will cover the strengths and best uses for these voice assistants.
    • 07/07/2022: The Home Screen and Phone Calls:In this class, we will unlock the smartphone and navigate the home screen items and putting our previously learned skills to the test. We will also use virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant to open applications and make phone calls.
    • 07/14/2022: Notetaking with Access TechnologyIn this class, we will discuss the different aspects to notetaking whether it be in an academic, professional, or personal context and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones and computers.
    • 07/21/2022: Text Messages and Email
      In this class, we will explore the basic layout of messaging and email applications and the conversations within the messaging and mail applications. We will also continue to apply our skills and use Siri or Google Assistant to read send, read, and play back text messages and emails.
    • 07/28/2022: System Settings and Downloading Apps
      In this last class, we will learn to adjust system settings, use Siri/Google Assistant to toggle options such as Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb, Dark Mode, etc., and search for apps on the App Store or Play Store. Then we will learn how to download and explore new applications.

    Session 1is full. But you may RSVP for Session 2 which will start in August to jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the class email list and waitlist.

  • Tech Together (Online)

    Tech Together (Online)


    Jul 19

    July 19: Tech Together: Wellness and Self-Care Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on enhancing your wellness routines with tech. We'll discuss sleep trackers, meditation and relaxation apps, accessible fitness devices, and all the ways to take care of the most important component of access technology, the person using it!

    RSVP for Tech Together: Wellness and Self-Care

    July 26: Tech Together: Game On! Access Technology is great for work and for play! Join the AT team for a discussion on accessible gaming. We'll discuss everything from low-tech tabletop games, to computer and smartphone games, to accessible playthroughs by and for blind and low vision gaming enthusiasts. Everyone's a winner when you're having fun!

    RSVP for Tech Together: Game On!

  • Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)

    Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)


    Jul 21

    This is an 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

    Here is a brief description of our 8-week curriculum and class schedule:

    • 06/09/2022: What Is Access Technology
      In this class, we will discuss what the term "Access Technology" means as well as the varied terminology one may come across in learning more about access technology.
    • 06/16/2022: Access Technology on Computers
      In this class, we will explain the different access technology options on computers by covering Magnification or Zoom options on the Windows and Mac for low vision users. We will also cover the steps to navigate the keyboard and to perform different tasks using Screen Reader on a Windows or Mac.
    • 06/23/2022: Access Technology on Smartphones
      In this class, we will cover access technology options on smartphones and how to activate screen readers such as Voice Over on iOS and Talk Back on Android devices.
    • 06/30/2022: Virtual Assistants and Smart Speakers
      In this class, we will review the various voice assistant options such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant as well as Smart Speakers such as Homepod, Google Nest, and Echo. Additionally, we will cover the strengths and best uses for these voice assistants.
    • 07/07/2022: The Home Screen and Phone Calls:In this class, we will unlock the smartphone and navigate the home screen items and putting our previously learned skills to the test. We will also use virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant to open applications and make phone calls.
    • 07/14/2022: Notetaking with Access TechnologyIn this class, we will discuss the different aspects to notetaking whether it be in an academic, professional, or personal context and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones and computers.
    • 07/21/2022: Text Messages and Email
      In this class, we will explore the basic layout of messaging and email applications and the conversations within the messaging and mail applications. We will also continue to apply our skills and use Siri or Google Assistant to read send, read, and play back text messages and emails.
    • 07/28/2022: System Settings and Downloading Apps
      In this last class, we will learn to adjust system settings, use Siri/Google Assistant to toggle options such as Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb, Dark Mode, etc., and search for apps on the App Store or Play Store. Then we will learn how to download and explore new applications.

    Session 1is full. But you may RSVP for Session 2 which will start in August to jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the class email list and waitlist.

    30% & Growing (in-person)

    30% & Growing (in-person)


    Jul 21

    Professionally minded LightHouse students are invited to enjoy the outdoor ambiance of SPARK Social Food Truck Park for an evening of diverse, locally made food and drink in a fun and lively atmosphere. We will meet by the double decker bus at the entrance then peruse the available offerings. It's located at 601 Mission Bay Blvd.; a 1.5 mile walk from Powell Station or a hundred yard walk from the 22 bus line toward UCSF Mission Bay from 16th St. BART. Be sure to wear layers. RSVP no later than July 21 at noon to Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

  • Tech Together (Online)

    Tech Together (Online)


    Jul 26

    July 19: Tech Together: Wellness and Self-Care Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on enhancing your wellness routines with tech. We'll discuss sleep trackers, meditation and relaxation apps, accessible fitness devices, and all the ways to take care of the most important component of access technology, the person using it!

    RSVP for Tech Together: Wellness and Self-Care

    July 26: Tech Together: Game On! Access Technology is great for work and for play! Join the AT team for a discussion on accessible gaming. We'll discuss everything from low-tech tabletop games, to computer and smartphone games, to accessible playthroughs by and for blind and low vision gaming enthusiasts. Everyone's a winner when you're having fun!

    RSVP for Tech Together: Game On!

  • Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)

    Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)


    Jul 28

    This is an 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

    Here is a brief description of our 8-week curriculum and class schedule:

    • 06/09/2022: What Is Access Technology
      In this class, we will discuss what the term "Access Technology" means as well as the varied terminology one may come across in learning more about access technology.
    • 06/16/2022: Access Technology on Computers
      In this class, we will explain the different access technology options on computers by covering Magnification or Zoom options on the Windows and Mac for low vision users. We will also cover the steps to navigate the keyboard and to perform different tasks using Screen Reader on a Windows or Mac.
    • 06/23/2022: Access Technology on Smartphones
      In this class, we will cover access technology options on smartphones and how to activate screen readers such as Voice Over on iOS and Talk Back on Android devices.
    • 06/30/2022: Virtual Assistants and Smart Speakers
      In this class, we will review the various voice assistant options such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant as well as Smart Speakers such as Homepod, Google Nest, and Echo. Additionally, we will cover the strengths and best uses for these voice assistants.
    • 07/07/2022: The Home Screen and Phone Calls:In this class, we will unlock the smartphone and navigate the home screen items and putting our previously learned skills to the test. We will also use virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant to open applications and make phone calls.
    • 07/14/2022: Notetaking with Access TechnologyIn this class, we will discuss the different aspects to notetaking whether it be in an academic, professional, or personal context and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones and computers.
    • 07/21/2022: Text Messages and Email
      In this class, we will explore the basic layout of messaging and email applications and the conversations within the messaging and mail applications. We will also continue to apply our skills and use Siri or Google Assistant to read send, read, and play back text messages and emails.
    • 07/28/2022: System Settings and Downloading Apps
      In this last class, we will learn to adjust system settings, use Siri/Google Assistant to toggle options such as Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb, Dark Mode, etc., and search for apps on the App Store or Play Store. Then we will learn how to download and explore new applications.

    Session 1is full. But you may RSVP for Session 2 which will start in August to jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the class email list and waitlist.

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