Calendar

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

Events in July 2022

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Jun 26
Jun 27
Jun 28(1 event)

2:00 pm: Tech Together (Online)


Jun 28

June 7: Gadget Grab Bag
Join the Access Technology team for an informal discussion about our favorite gadgets and accessories. Feel free to come prepared to shout out a favorite gadget of your own!

RSVP to Gadget Grab Bag

June 14: All About iPads
In line with our previous conversation about computer specifications, the Access Technology team will discuss all iPad offerings from the iPad, to the Pro, to the Air, to the Mini. Join Tech Together and let's talk about these fantastic tablets!

RSVP to All About iPads

June 21: Chromebook Accessibility Continued
Chromebooks are a popular mainstream computer option, especially in schools, but did you know that they ship with accessibility features out of the box? Join the Access Technology team, and we'll discuss additional tools and features of these devices that can enhance your productivity in educational environments.

RSVP to Chromebook Accessibility Continued

June 28: ACB and NFB Convention Information
Convention season is upon us once more! Both the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind will be holding their summer conventions in person this year, with virtual participation options. Whether you’ve never attended such a gathering of blind community, or you’re a veteran convention goer, we’ll share all the ways you can participate, connect and explore during these memorable celebrations of blind empowerment!

RSVP to ACB and NFB Convention Information

Jun 29
Jun 30(1 event)

2:00 pm: Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)


Jun 30

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.

Jul 1(1 event)

1:00 pm: 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.

Jul 2
Jul 3
Jul 4
Jul 5
Jul 6
Jul 7(1 event)

2:00 pm: 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.

Jul 8
Jul 9
Jul 10
Jul 11
Jul 12(1 event)

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


Jul 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 pm to 6:30 pm – Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Chapter Meeting

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

Jul 13
Jul 14(1 event)

2:00 pm: 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.

Jul 15
Jul 16
Jul 17
Jul 18
Jul 19(1 event)

2:00 pm: 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!

Jul 20
Jul 21(2 events)

2:00 pm: 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.

6:00 pm: 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.

Jul 22
Jul 23
Jul 24
Jul 25
Jul 26(1 event)

2:00 pm: 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!

Jul 27
Jul 28(1 event)

2:00 pm: 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.

Jul 29
Jul 30
Jul 31
Aug 1
Aug 2(1 event)

2:00 pm: Tech Together (online)


Aug 2

August 2: Tech on Task
Whether you’re headed back to school, back to work, or just want to perform tasks more efficiently, productivity involves more than knowing the right screen reader or magnification commands. We’ll share our approach to managing time and tasks, choosing the right tools and format to get a job done, hearing screen readers and conversations at once, and explaining how we work with access technology to others.

RSVP to Tech on Task

August 9: Take Note
Are you tracking a dozen Zoom meetings a week? How about preparing for an upcoming exam? Are you trying to keep track of the names and numbers of folks you've met through online networking events? Perhaps you are preparing for school, in person, or in the virtual classroom. Maybe you are simply interested in learning different ways to take notes. We will discuss the different aspects to notetaking and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones.

RSVP to Take Note

August 16: Devices Part 1: Unboxing Accessibly
One task our access technology team frequently assists with is device set up. With hands-on demos plus tips and tricks, we’ll show how we configure a PC or iPhone to be accessible as soon as we take it out of the box, and initial settings that can make the set up and learning experience go more smoothly.

RSVP To Devices Part 1

August 23: Devices Part 2: Configure and Customize
Following last week’s session on device setup, we’ll delve deeper into the settings you can change to configure your accessibility experience. From views to verbosity, you have many choices when customizing your device, we’ll highlight some which have made a big difference for ourselves and our students.

RSVP to Devices Part 2

August 30: Devices Part 3: Maintenance and Security
Regular maintenance and good security practices can save you many frustrations. We’ll share tips and best practices for accessible ways to keep your computer running smoothly.

RSVP to Devices Part 3

Aug 3
Aug 4(1 event)

11:00 am: Sound Mind Body (in-person)


Aug 4

Celebrate your body, open your mind and free your spirit in a body-positive dance and movement class dedicated to all that moves us. We will develop a moving meditation practice, affirm our truths through exploratory warm-up processes, generate movement and soundscapes through structured improvisation with props and learn many things from each other's body wisdom and movement sensibilities. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Dress comfortably and be ready to move.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Maia at Mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

Aug 5(1 event)

11:00 am: Red Cross Blood Drive


Aug 5

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask at all LightHouse sites.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at LightHouse
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every blood donation can save up to three lives. Will you join the LightHouse community in giving back by giving blood? To schedule your appointment or for more information visit this link or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276. This event is co-sponsored by LightHouse for the Blind and American Red Cross.

Aug 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!

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