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LightHouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

Events in December 2020

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Nov 29
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Dec 1(1 event)

12:00 pm: An Insider's Look Into the Comcast Innovation Lab


Dec 1

Please join us for a conversation with a true pioneer in the accessibility field, Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President of Accessibility for Comcast. Hosted by LightHouse for the Blind Senior Director of Programs, Scott Blanks and Erin Lauridsen, Director of Access Technology, participants can will hear about the numerous innovations Tom and his team have created. From the award winning Xfinity X1 Voice Guidance text-to-speech interface and the web-based Xfinity Adaptive Remote to implementing a dedicated support center specifically tailored for customers with disabilities, Tom and his team define the strategy to ensure current and future Comcast products and services include customers of all abilities. This is a unique opportunity to hear more about the Comcast Accessibility Lab, which provides an interactive atmosphere where accessibility features are at the forefront of everything the team does as they strive to find the next breakthrough for those with disabilities.

RSVP Date: Please RSVP by November 20
**The first 100 folks to RSVP will receive a code for $20 to enjoy a meal from GrubHub during the event

To register for this event, visit the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-insiders-conversation-with-the-head-of-comcasts-accessibility-lab-tickets-128660028609

For more information, contact development@lighthouse-sf.org

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Dec 8(1 event)

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


Dec 8

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:

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Connections, a semi-structured time to get to know chapter members
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Virtual Happy (Half) Hour
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Chapter Meeting

To RSVP, contact Christina Daniels at ms.christina.daniels@gmail.com.

*Please note, this group is not afflicted with LightHouse.

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Dec 16(1 event)

3:00 pm: East Bay Regional Parks Virtual tours: Wildlife of the City and Parkland/Urban Interface


Dec 16

East Bay Regional Parks Virtual Tours
Dec 16, 3-4pm
Cozy up to your Zoom portal of choice during the cold winter months and enjoy the great East Bay outdoors from the warmth and comfort of your couch. Naturalist Michael Charnofsky will guide us through the variety of wildlife that inhabit all the different topographies of our local environment. To RSVP and receive Zoom access, contact Community Services Admin Assistant Jaclyne Atoigue at jatoigue@lighthouse-sf.org or 510-925-9243.

Dec 16, 3-4pm
Wildlife of the City and Parkland/Urban Interface
We may be surprised by the wildlife that thrives in cities. We will also explore how that wildlife changes as urban areas merge into parkland.

January, Date TBA
Wildlife of the San Francisco Bay and Shorelines
Although the SF Bay is much different now than 200 years ago, it is still home to a fascinating array of wildlife big and small.

February, Date TBA
Wildlife of the Hills Surrounding the San Francisco Bay
Mountain lions, ring-tailed cats, and badgers are just some of the animals we will learn about in an overview of rare and common animals of our beautiful San Francisco Bay hills.

March, Date TBA
Birdsongs and Other Sounds of San Francisco Bay Area Wildlife: Do you know this sound? Who made it? We’ll listen to many of the most common animal sounds that you can hear in both urban and wild land areas.

Dec 17
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5:00 pm: Community Bingo Goes Virtual


Dec 18

Bingo is back virtually, so break out those accessible bingo cards and enter our virtual game room for all that bingo fun with Enchanted Hills Camp volunteer Annalisa. Come for the bingo excitement, stay for the prize at the end. If you don't have cards, you can order them online at www.adaptations.org or by phone at 888-400-8933. A limited supply of accessible bingo cards are also available for free loan by contacting Jaclyne Atoigue at jatoigue@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415.694.7618 where you can also direct your RSVP and request for Zoom access details.

Dec 19(1 event)

10:30 am: California Council of the Blind San Francisco Chapter meeting (online)


Dec 19

The San Francisco Chapter of the California Council of the Blind invites you to our monthly meeting via Zoom. For more information, contact Frank Welte by Email at Frank.A.Welte@gmail.com or by phone at 510-541-1442.

*Please note, this group is not affiliated with LightHouse.

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Dec 25(1 event)

(All day): LightHouse of Marin; Our Services Continue, but our Office is Closing


Dec 25

The LightHouse opened one of it's first satellite Offices, LightHouse of Marin on 4th Street in 2000. Launching both the office and Adaptations in Marin was very exciting and quite a feat. There, we began (and still continue) our collaboration and connection with Vision Impaired of Marin (www.bvim.org).

Since enjoying a downtown site, the LightHouse office moved to the Whistlestop Active Aging Center (now Vivalon) and then 851 Irwin Street, our goal, always staying central to transit so that consumers could easily access our office and staff. Like many agencies and businesses, the pandemic has impacted our ability to train and meet with students in-person, and maintaining an office where no one could enter, was a fiscal challenge. So with heavy hearts, after twenty years in San Rafael, we are announcing that the LightHouse of Marin will be closing it's office at Irwin Street at the end of December 2020, however, we will still continue to provide training in Marin County and perhaps return with a new 'real' open door in the future.

Like many services in Marin, training and programs have gone virtual (Zoom) and since March 13th, this is how we have continued to connect with our blind and low vision students. Looking forward into 2121, we will continue to provide training virtually, and resume in-person training in Marin when it is safe for both instructors and students. The LightHouse is committed to continued training and support of Marin County blind and low vision residents, and we have served hundreds over the past twenty years. Marin County can continue to count on the LightHouse and reach out for training and support. Jeff Carlson, our LightHouse Social Worker who has been our incredible primary staff person in Marin will continue to be the contact for Marin. While the current LightHouse of Marin phone number will be disconnected, Jeff Carlson can be reached at 415-694-7314 or jcarson@lighthouse-sf.org. Additionally, Jeff can always be reached through our main LightHouse Headquarters phone number: 415-431-1418. Jeff will connect you to the resources and support you need as well as referring you to training in Orientation and Mobility, Independent Living, Braille and Access Technology.

The LightHouse looks forward to 2121 as we connect with you virtually and eventually in person. Again, to stay connected, visit us at www.lighthouse-sf.org; visit our store at adaptations at www.adaptations.org (you can also call the store at 1-888-400-8933) and connect with Jeff Carlson at 415-694-7314. While you continue to be safe during the holiday season; wear a facial covering, socially distance, stay at home and reach out and give us a call. We all welcome 2021!

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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.

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