Calendar

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

Events in June 2024

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May 26(1 event)

(All day): LightHouse at KublaCon (in-person)

(All day)
May 24 May 27

Where: Hyatt Regency SFO Main Hotel @ 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

What: KublaCon is dedicated to bringing people together from all walks of life to congregate in a magical place where games of every imaginable kind can be played as a joyous community.

Why: Because tabletop games bring are a blast, and KublaCon has proudly partnered with LightHouse to bring light to the world of accessible games!

More details to come!

Register for your badge at kublacon.com.

May 27(1 event)

(All day): LightHouse at KublaCon (in-person)

(All day)
May 24 May 27

Where: Hyatt Regency SFO Main Hotel @ 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

What: KublaCon is dedicated to bringing people together from all walks of life to congregate in a magical place where games of every imaginable kind can be played as a joyous community.

Why: Because tabletop games bring are a blast, and KublaCon has proudly partnered with LightHouse to bring light to the world of accessible games!

More details to come!

Register for your badge at kublacon.com.

May 28
May 29
May 30(1 event)

11:00 am: Create In Community (in-person)


May 30

Enter a place of curiosity and discovery with likeminded people.  Learn how to make both functional and fanciful things while acquiring new hacks to measure and manage materials with little or no sight. Experimentation, problem solving and good conversation pair nicely with found objects, clay, fun papers and other materials to create one of a kind, DIY items for fun and function.

This month, May, let’s break out he air-dry clay and explore hand building techniques to create sculptures and vessels.

No RSVPs needed. For questions, contact Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

May 31(1 event)

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


May 31

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.

Jun 1
Jun 2
Jun 3(2 events)

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Jun 3

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

11:00 am: Technology Club at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jun 3

This is a blended meeting which means you may attend in person on campus or by phone.
Overview of adaptive technology, learning about devices and apps with staff Cathy, and Jacques. To join the Technology email mail list call EBC main office: 707-523-3222.

Jun 4(1 event)

7:30 pm: LightHouse Youth Listen and Lounge (online)


Jun 4

Are you a teen or young adult who is blind, visually impaired, or low vision? Are you searching for an enjoyable and meaningful way to connect with peers who share your experiences? Look no further! Join The LightHouse Youth Program for our monthly social gathering over Zoom, where blind and low vision youth come together for an unforgettable evening of connection and camaraderie.

Each month, we curate an exciting lineup of virtual activities, including games, trivia challenges, karaoke sessions, and more! But our gatherings are about more than just having fun; they're about fostering genuine connections within the blind and low vision community. Additionally, our events may feature special guest mentors or presenters who offer valuable insights and experiences, enriching our discussions and supporting personal growth.

Most importantly, it's an opportunity for youth to connect with other blind and low vision individuals who understand their journey. Whether you are a trivia aficionado, a karaoke enthusiast, or simply eager to meet new friends, our monthly gatherings offer something for everyone.

Mark your calendars for the First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, and RSVP with the LightHouse Youth team by emailing Youth@lighthouse-sf.org. Join us as we come together to laugh, learn, and forge lasting connections. Your seat at the virtual table awaits – we can't wait to meet you!

Who: Blind and Low Vision Teens and Young Adults
What: Monthly social gathering over Zoom where blind and low vision youth connect over games, trivia, karaoke, and other virtual activities, fostering lasting connections in the blind and low vision community
When: First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm (May 7th, June 4th, July, 2th, August 6th)
Where: Anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: through our online RSVP form or by emailing the Youth Team at Youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

If you're interested in our Listen and Lounge series, have questions about our Youth Programs, or would like to sign up for LightHouse services, please don't hesitate to reach out to our youth team at Youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jun 5
Jun 6(3 events)

9:00 am: LightHouse & Xfinity Comcast Roundtable Discussion on Latest Accessibility Trends (in-person)


Jun 6

Please join us for an opportunity to meet Tom Wlodkowski, VP of Accessibility at

Comcast, during his visit to California. We'll be discussing the latest accessibility trends along with our efforts for greater digital inclusion and access with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco. All Access Tech enthusiasts are welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

When: Thursday, June 6, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: LightHouse HQ at 1155 Market St., 10th Floor, San Francisco 94103
RSVP: To attend this free event, please email Jon Koriel at jon_koriel@comcast.com

This event is brought to you by Xfinity Comcast and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

11:00 am: Mobile Make Art Activation with the Museum of Craft and Design (in-person)


Jun 6

The Museum of Craft and Design returns to LightHouse.

Our Mobile Make Art Activation for June features a project inspired by LightHouse community art participants expressing a desire to show work in the community that expresses the diverse ways we seGe the world beyond the label of blindness. Join us to create a collage square using tactile materials that will be integrated into an interactive collaboration. You will also have the opportunity to share a bit of your story with MCD staff who will include it on the back of your piece, readable with a Pen Friend. The finished work will travel with the Make Art program throughout San Francisco where people of all ages and abilities will have the chance to experience it haptically and audibly. This is a great chance to be seen and heard in a unique way. We hope to generate at least nine squares. Please consider sharing your voice and your wisdom to help bring the project to life.

RSVP to Maia Scott: MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

 

5:30 pm: LightHouse Board Meeting Open to the Public (online)


Jun 6

Members of the public are invited to attend the Thursday, June 6, meeting of the Board of Directors of San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom and runs from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Pacific.

30 minutes will be reserved for public comment, and members of the public will have up to three minutes to comment. If you would like to reserve a slot to speak, please complete the LightHouse Public Comment and RSVP Sign Up form. Please submit your RSVP as far in advance as possible. RSVPs and requests to speak must be received before noon Pacific on Wednesday, Jun 5, to be included in  the agenda.

If you would like to attend the virtual meeting, please fill out the LightHouse Public Comment and RSVP Sign Up formWhether you plan to have a public comment or not, you will need to fill out this form to get the Zoom info.  Zoom information will be emailed to you closer to the date of the board meeting.

Jun 7(1 event)

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


Jun 7

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older. Interested in learning more about using AI 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 AI App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing AI 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 cashier

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 AI 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.

Jun 8(1 event)

(All day): 2024 Sea Kayaking and Overnight Camping with ETC (in-person)

(All day)
Jun 8 Jun 9

Saturday, June 8, from 8:15 am to Sunday, June 9 at 4:30 am

Calling all blind and low vision teens and young adults! Embark on an unforgettable journey with LightHouse friends from Environmental travel Companions ETC as we explore the tranquil waters of Tomales Bay through an exhilarating sea kayaking excursion followed by an overnight camping experience on a scenic beach. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature, learn new skills, and make lasting memories with fellow adventurers! Reserve your place today!

Starting from the picturesque Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park, our kayaking adventure will take you through the tranquil waters surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or new to kayaking, our experienced guides will provide the necessary instruction and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. After a day of paddling, we will set up camp on a scenic beach, where you will have the opportunity to unwind, bond with fellow adventurers, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Share stories around the campfire and create memories that will last a lifetime. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the wonders of Tomales Bay while building confidence and independence in a supportive environment. Spaces are limited, so secure your place today by contacting us to sign up. Prepare to embark on an adventure of a lifetime with LightHouse and ETC. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

For more information about the ETC Sea Kayaking Program please visit – The ETC Sea Kayaking Program Page

Who: blind and low vision teen and young adults
What: kayaking and overnight camping trip ETC in Tomeles Bay
When: Saturday, June 8th 8:15 am to Sunday, June 9th 4:30 pm
Where: Kayaking trip will start and end at Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park

Transportation: optional round-trip shuttle from LightHouse Headquarters @ 1155 Market St. to our Kayaking launch site at Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park

Cost: The cost of the trip is $150.00 per student and includes lunch, kayaking equipment, and orientation lessons taught by experienced kayaking guides (limited scholarships available)

RSVP: Students must submit payment and ALL necessary paperwork before one's spot in the trip will be confirmed. The deadline to sign up for this trip is Friday, May 31th.

For more details and to register, please reach out to Jamey Gump by phone: (415) 694-7372 or email: youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jun 9(2 events)

(All day): 2024 Sea Kayaking and Overnight Camping with ETC (in-person)

(All day)
Jun 8 Jun 9

Saturday, June 8, from 8:15 am to Sunday, June 9 at 4:30 am

Calling all blind and low vision teens and young adults! Embark on an unforgettable journey with LightHouse friends from Environmental travel Companions ETC as we explore the tranquil waters of Tomales Bay through an exhilarating sea kayaking excursion followed by an overnight camping experience on a scenic beach. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature, learn new skills, and make lasting memories with fellow adventurers! Reserve your place today!

Starting from the picturesque Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park, our kayaking adventure will take you through the tranquil waters surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or new to kayaking, our experienced guides will provide the necessary instruction and support to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. After a day of paddling, we will set up camp on a scenic beach, where you will have the opportunity to unwind, bond with fellow adventurers, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Share stories around the campfire and create memories that will last a lifetime. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the wonders of Tomales Bay while building confidence and independence in a supportive environment. Spaces are limited, so secure your place today by contacting us to sign up. Prepare to embark on an adventure of a lifetime with LightHouse and ETC. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

For more information about the ETC Sea Kayaking Program please visit – The ETC Sea Kayaking Program Page

Who: blind and low vision teen and young adults
What: kayaking and overnight camping trip ETC in Tomeles Bay
When: Saturday, June 8th 8:15 am to Sunday, June 9th 4:30 pm
Where: Kayaking trip will start and end at Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park

Transportation: optional round-trip shuttle from LightHouse Headquarters @ 1155 Market St. to our Kayaking launch site at Heart’s Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park

Cost: The cost of the trip is $150.00 per student and includes lunch, kayaking equipment, and orientation lessons taught by experienced kayaking guides (limited scholarships available)

RSVP: Students must submit payment and ALL necessary paperwork before one's spot in the trip will be confirmed. The deadline to sign up for this trip is Friday, May 31th.

For more details and to register, please reach out to Jamey Gump by phone: (415) 694-7372 or email: youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

Jun 10(4 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

9:30 am: Introduction to AT Summer Session: June 2024 (in-person)


Jun 10

Introduction To Access Technology, June 2024 Session

Course Description:

The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Kacie Cappello, Fernando Macias, and Jacques Law 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, 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.

Class Names & Dates:

Class 1: What is Access Technology?
Monday, June 10, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 2: Access Technology on Computers
Tuesday, June 11, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 3: Access Technology on Mobile Devices
Wednesday, June 12, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 4: Workshops 1, 2, and 3
Thursday, June 13, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 5: Workshops 4, 5, and 6
Friday, June 14, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street, Floor 10
San Francisco Ca, 94103

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:
1. Live in 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:
a. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
b. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
c. 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 registration closes on Thursday, June 6.

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Jun 10

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

5:00 pm: Toastmasters: LightHouse Visionaries (online)


Jun 10

LightHouse Visionaries provides blind and visually impaired people with a supportive and fun environment to develop public speaking and leadership skills, empowering us to enhance our personal and professional lives.

Toastmasters is a place to develop skills of self-empowerment. It's a place to practice public speaking, improve communication, and build leadership skills. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

RSVP online for Toastmasters, or contact Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 11(4 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

9:30 am: Introduction to AT Summer Session: June 2024 (in-person)


Jun 11

Introduction To Access Technology, June 2024 Session

Course Description:

The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Kacie Cappello, Fernando Macias, and Jacques Law 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, 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.

Class Names & Dates:

Class 1: What is Access Technology?
Monday, June 10, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 2: Access Technology on Computers
Tuesday, June 11, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 3: Access Technology on Mobile Devices
Wednesday, June 12, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 4: Workshops 1, 2, and 3
Thursday, June 13, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 5: Workshops 4, 5, and 6
Friday, June 14, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street, Floor 10
San Francisco Ca, 94103

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:
1. Live in 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:
a. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
b. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
c. 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 registration closes on Thursday, June 6.

1:00 pm: Los Visionarios (in-person)


Jun 11

This is a Spanish language social group that meets once a month on every 2nd Tuesday. Beginning, April 9, 2024 the group will alternate the meeting location between the San Francisco Public Library and LightHouse every other month. And feel free to stick around for the Spanish Book Club right after this at 2:00 pm.

Please contact Esmeralda Soto 415-694-7323 or via e-mail at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any additional information.

Este es un grupo social de habla hispana que se reúne una vez al mes cada 2 martes. A partir del 9 de abril de 2024, el grupo alternará el lugar de reunión entre la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco y LightHouse.

También si quieren acompañarnos para el club de libros será a las 2 PM después de Los Visionarios.

Comuníquese con Esmeralda Soto al 415-694-7323 o por correo electrónico al ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org para cualquier información adicional

2:00 pm: Spanish Book Club (in-person)


Jun 11

This is a Spanish language book club that meets once a month on every 2nd Tuesday. Beginning, April 9, 2024 the group will alternate the meeting location between the San Francisco Public Library and LightHouse. If you’re available, you can also join us for Los Visionarios, the Spanish language social group that meets in the same place just before this at 1:00 pm.

Please contact Esmeralda Soto 415-694-7323 or via e-mail at ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org for any additional information

Este es un club de lectura en español que se reúne una vez al mes cada 2º martes. A partir del 9 de abril de 2024, el grupo alternará el lugar de reunión entre la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco y LightHouse. Si están disponibles por favor de acompañarnos para el grupo social de Los Visionarios aquí mismo a las 1 PM

Comuníquese con Esmeralda Soto al 415-694-7323 o por correo electrónico al ESoto@lighthouse-sf.org para cualquier información adicional

Jun 12(2 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

9:30 am: Introduction to AT Summer Session: June 2024 (in-person)


Jun 12

Introduction To Access Technology, June 2024 Session

Course Description:

The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Kacie Cappello, Fernando Macias, and Jacques Law 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, 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.

Class Names & Dates:

Class 1: What is Access Technology?
Monday, June 10, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 2: Access Technology on Computers
Tuesday, June 11, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 3: Access Technology on Mobile Devices
Wednesday, June 12, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 4: Workshops 1, 2, and 3
Thursday, June 13, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 5: Workshops 4, 5, and 6
Friday, June 14, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street, Floor 10
San Francisco Ca, 94103

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:
1. Live in 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:
a. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
b. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
c. 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 registration closes on Thursday, June 6.

Jun 13(3 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - DeafBlind Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 9 Jun 13

This session is full. 

DeafBlind Camp is for adults 18 years and older with both some visual impairment and deafness. One of the great attractions of the session is the free flow of communication using American Sign Language, tactile sign language, spoken English and amplified sound.

9:30 am: Introduction to AT Summer Session: June 2024 (in-person)


Jun 13

Introduction To Access Technology, June 2024 Session

Course Description:

The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Kacie Cappello, Fernando Macias, and Jacques Law 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, 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.

Class Names & Dates:

Class 1: What is Access Technology?
Monday, June 10, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 2: Access Technology on Computers
Tuesday, June 11, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 3: Access Technology on Mobile Devices
Wednesday, June 12, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 4: Workshops 1, 2, and 3
Thursday, June 13, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 5: Workshops 4, 5, and 6
Friday, June 14, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street, Floor 10
San Francisco Ca, 94103

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:
1. Live in 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:
a. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
b. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
c. 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 registration closes on Thursday, June 6.

11:00 am: Create In Community Art Class (in-person)


Jun 13

Join us in the 11th floor craft room at LightHouse San Francisco for an open studio to finish out your existing projects before Create in Community goes on hiatus until the start of August. We will finish painting air-dry projects, prep materials to take home and continue making cordage, fine-tune mixed media creations and decide what to take home. Join us to finish what you started or to have a look at what we have been creating.

Send questions to Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

Jun 14(4 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

(All day)
Jun 14 Jun 16

LightHouse Little Learners camp is for Little Learner students and former students who are 2.5 through 6 years old and their families.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other Little Learner families while exploring outdoors, learning through play, sensory fun, and whole-family activities for all abilities. Due to demand, priority is given to first-time Little Learner campers.  Families who are not eligible for Little Learner camp, or who have already attended twice, are encouraged to register for EHC Family Camps, which are open to all ages.

If you are interested in Little Learners Family Camp, please fill out the Little Learners Family Camp RSVP form. Once it’s reviewed, if you are determined eligible, you will be sent the full Little Learners session application.

If you are having questions, please email please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

9:30 am: Introduction to AT Summer Session: June 2024 (in-person)


Jun 14

Introduction To Access Technology, June 2024 Session

Course Description:

The Access Technology team is delighted to offer an in-person immersion introducing new students to access technology. Join Kacie Cappello, Fernando Macias, and Jacques Law 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, 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.

Class Names & Dates:

Class 1: What is Access Technology?
Monday, June 10, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 2: Access Technology on Computers
Tuesday, June 11, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 3: Access Technology on Mobile Devices
Wednesday, June 12, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 4: Workshops 1, 2, and 3
Thursday, June 13, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Class 5: Workshops 4, 5, and 6
Friday, June 14, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Where:
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco
1155 Market Street, Floor 10
San Francisco Ca, 94103

Course Prerequisites:

To participate and fully benefit from this class, students must:
1. Live in 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:
a. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
b. Do give others a chance to ask questions if they haven’t gotten to do so already.
c. 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 registration closes on Thursday, June 6.

10:00 am: Museum of Craft and Design: MakeArt Accessible Morning (in-person)


Jun 14

Location: Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street (on the T SF Muni line)

Join the Museum of Craft and Design for an exclusive look – and feel – of their current exhibits, “Indie Folk” and "Mr. Roboto"  Enjoy crafting with prompts and materials inspired by the exhibits, participate in discussions about select audio described works on display and touch art and artifacts from the exhibits. Bring a friend and enjoy a smaller museum space with a relaxed and supportive staff who are ready to help or talk about art.

Ticket prices are between $0 and $5.

Get tickets to the Museum of Craft and Design MakeArt Accessible Morning.

Get more detailed information about happenings during the MakeArt Accessible Morning.

After you purchase your tickets (or if you have questions), RSVP to Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

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


Jun 14

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.

Jun 15(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

(All day)
Jun 14 Jun 16

LightHouse Little Learners camp is for Little Learner students and former students who are 2.5 through 6 years old and their families.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other Little Learner families while exploring outdoors, learning through play, sensory fun, and whole-family activities for all abilities. Due to demand, priority is given to first-time Little Learner campers.  Families who are not eligible for Little Learner camp, or who have already attended twice, are encouraged to register for EHC Family Camps, which are open to all ages.

If you are interested in Little Learners Family Camp, please fill out the Little Learners Family Camp RSVP form. Once it’s reviewed, if you are determined eligible, you will be sent the full Little Learners session application.

If you are having questions, please email please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jun 16(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Little Learners Family Camp (in-person)

(All day)
Jun 14 Jun 16

LightHouse Little Learners camp is for Little Learner students and former students who are 2.5 through 6 years old and their families.  Families will have the opportunity to connect with other Little Learner families while exploring outdoors, learning through play, sensory fun, and whole-family activities for all abilities. Due to demand, priority is given to first-time Little Learner campers.  Families who are not eligible for Little Learner camp, or who have already attended twice, are encouraged to register for EHC Family Camps, which are open to all ages.

If you are interested in Little Learners Family Camp, please fill out the Little Learners Family Camp RSVP form. Once it’s reviewed, if you are determined eligible, you will be sent the full Little Learners session application.

If you are having questions, please email please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jun 17(1 event)

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Jun 17

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 18
Jun 19
Jun 20
Jun 21(2 events)

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


Jun 21

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.

6:00 pm: 30% and Growing (in-person)


Jun 21

Where: Fieldwork Brewing, 1160 6th Street, Berkeley, 94710

The 30% and Growing crowd heads across the Bay Bridge and into West Berkeley this month, and will be gathering at Fieldwork Brewing.

You can get to Fieldwork by catching the 72 bus outside of the El Cerrito Plaza Station and getting off at Harrison Street, or taking the 72R from one of the many BART stations it stops at and stopping at Gilman Street. If you would like to join us for part of the commute, we will be meeting folks outside the El Cerrito Plaza BART station at 5:20 PM, just let us know before the event! Hope to see you all there!

Note: This restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

RSVP: To Daisy Soto at DSoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328

Jun 22(1 event)

10:30 am: Community Drum Circle and Rain Stick Making (in-person)


Jun 22

Lighthouse San Francisco fitness room and craft room

Circle up and make a joyous noise! Bring your favorite drum or sound-maker, and we will have others to loan. Everyone will have a chance to share out loud the rhythm of their heart and soul and invite the group to collaborate on creating a bold and bright soundscape forged by the wisdom of community.

Following the drum circle, let’s take a break at noon for lunch (bring your own) as we ride the afterglow of drumming together and enjoy some gentle conversation. Then, let’s create rain sticks from tubes, chicken wire and found materials to create a softer, gentler sounding experience.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a lunch.

At 2:30, you will leave the Lighthouse with a spring in your step and a rain stick in hand.

RSVP to Maia Scott MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

Jun 23
Jun 24(2 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


Jun 24

What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads this call-in forum to discuss the day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

Jun 25(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jun 26(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jun 27(2 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

2:00 pm: LightHouse Day (in person)


Jun 27

In June 2023, the City of San Francisco honored LightHouse with a Proclamation for our commitment to promoting independence, equity, and employment to the blind and low vision community.

This year we are continuing the tradition by honoring another LightHouse enterprise, LightHouse ECO, with a LightHouse Day Declaration by the City of Alameda and reception to follow.

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Location: The Siirkin Center, 2175 North Loop Rd., Alameda, CA 94502

To RSVP to LightHouse Day, complete this form

Jun 28(2 events)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

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


Jun 28

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.

Jun 29(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Adult Camp Session (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jun 24 Jun 29

Designed for active adults 21 years and older who are blind or visually impaired, adult campers enjoy quintessential camp activities as well as nighttime programs such as dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show.

RSVP for Adult Camp Session

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jun 30
Jul 1(1 event)

11:00 am: Technology Club at Earle Baum Center (hybrid)


Jul 1

This is a blended meeting which means you may attend in person on campus or by phone.
Overview of adaptive technology, learning about devices and apps with staff Cathy, and Jacques. To join the Technology email mail list call EBC main office: 707-523-3222.

Jul 2(1 event)

7:30 pm: LightHouse Youth Listen and Lounge (online)


Jul 2

Are you a teen or young adult who is blind, visually impaired, or low vision? Are you searching for an enjoyable and meaningful way to connect with peers who share your experiences? Look no further! Join The LightHouse Youth Program for our monthly social gathering over Zoom, where blind and low vision youth come together for an unforgettable evening of connection and camaraderie.

Each month, we curate an exciting lineup of virtual activities, including games, trivia challenges, karaoke sessions, and more! But our gatherings are about more than just having fun; they're about fostering genuine connections within the blind and low vision community. Additionally, our events may feature special guest mentors or presenters who offer valuable insights and experiences, enriching our discussions and supporting personal growth.

Most importantly, it's an opportunity for youth to connect with other blind and low vision individuals who understand their journey. Whether you are a trivia aficionado, a karaoke enthusiast, or simply eager to meet new friends, our monthly gatherings offer something for everyone.

Mark your calendars for the First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm, and RSVP with the LightHouse Youth team by emailing Youth@lighthouse-sf.org. Join us as we come together to laugh, learn, and forge lasting connections. Your seat at the virtual table awaits – we can't wait to meet you!

Who: Blind and Low Vision Teens and Young Adults
What: Monthly social gathering over Zoom where blind and low vision youth connect over games, trivia, karaoke, and other virtual activities, fostering lasting connections in the blind and low vision community
When: First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm (May 7th, June 4th, July, 2th, August 6th)
Where: Anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: through our online RSVP form or by emailing the Youth Team at Youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

If you're interested in our Listen and Lounge series, have questions about our Youth Programs, or would like to sign up for LightHouse services, please don't hesitate to reach out to our youth team at Youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jul 3(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Family Camp I (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jul 3 Jul 6

This session is offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents/guardians with children ages 17 and under. This session is intended for immediate family members only.

RSVP for Family Camp I

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jul 4(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Family Camp I (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jul 3 Jul 6

This session is offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents/guardians with children ages 17 and under. This session is intended for immediate family members only.

RSVP for Family Camp I

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jul 5(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Family Camp I (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jul 3 Jul 6

This session is offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents/guardians with children ages 17 and under. This session is intended for immediate family members only.

RSVP for Family Camp I

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

Jul 6(1 event)

(All day): Enchanted Hills Camp - Family Camp I (in-person) **SESSION FULL**

(All day)
Jul 3 Jul 6

This session is offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents/guardians with children ages 17 and under. This session is intended for immediate family members only.

RSVP for Family Camp I

If you are not able to complete an online application, please email ehc@lighthouse-sf.org for a paper application. We strongly encourage you to apply via our online application. Any payment sent to the lighthouse by mail must have the name of the camper.

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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