Calendar

Events in June 2023

  • Museum of Craft & Design Mobile Art visits LightHouse (in-person)

    Museum of Craft & Design Mobile Art visits LightHouse (in-person)


    Jun 1

    The Museum of Craft and Design, will be pulling up in their Mobile Art Studio to join us for two sessions of our "Create in Community " art class, to offer art activations inspired by their upcoming exhibits. Meet on the 11th floor in the craft room at LightHouse San Francisco headquarters to create with new materials, unpack thought-provoking prompts and spark vibrant conversation with guest artists from a fabulous local arts institution.

    Sessions stem from work with the view that we will revisit that work later in June.

    The Mobile Art Studio features a collection of works showcasing the art as a means of coping with changes in the Bay Area and an artist's concept of "Concrete Journals".

    If you have any questions, please contact Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    Tecnologia para Todos (en línea)/Technology for All (online)

    Tecnologia para Todos (en línea)/Technology for All (online)


    Jun 1

    Join the LightHouse’s monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users.
    This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone.

    Zoom meeting details will be provided when you rsvp by email to: JColon@lighthouse-sf.org or by calling 415-694-7323.

  • Shotgun Players Presents "Yerma" with Audio Description (in-person)

    Shotgun Players Presents "Yerma" with Audio Description (in-person)


    Jun 4

    West Coast premiere! Set in Southern California in the 1930s, Yerma is Lorca’s lyrical exploration of infertility, feminism, and obsession. Yerma is a woman who deeply loves her husband Juan, but she longs above all to have a child. In this darkly poetic fable, Yerma’s all-consuming desire propels her into a collision with the universe that is urgent and terrible in scope. Join Shotgun Players and Gravity Access for a haptic tour and audio-described performance on Sunday, June 4. Use code 10AMO to save $10 off.

    The haptic tour begins at 4:00 pm and the performance at 5:00 pm.Ashby Stage is in Berkeley at 1901 Ashby Ave., just across the street from the northwest corner of the Ashby BART parking lot.

    Buy tickets online for Yerma or call the Shotgun Players box office: 510-841-6500 ext. 303.

    Yerma audio trailer
    Yerma content advisories
    Yerma program

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


    Jun 5

    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 many day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

     

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    State of the Art: Checking in on the Evolution of Access Practices for Blind and Low Vision Audiences in Bay Area Performing Arts (in-person)

    State of the Art: Checking in on the Evolution of Access Practices for Blind and Low Vision Audiences in Bay Area Performing Arts (in-person)


    Jun 5

    Join Lighthouse for the Blind and Gravity Access Services as they host a discussion on the evolution of access practices for Blind and Low Vision audiences in the Performing Arts in the Bay Area and beyond. Please come and be in conversation with thought leaders about Access from the Blind Community, Bay Area Theaters, Artists and Funders that are all figuring out how to do this important work together.

    To RSVP, contact Maia: Mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    This event is funded by a Creative Work Fund grant.

    Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)

    Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)


    Jun 5

    Vision is a peer-led drop-in support group that runs on a 12-week cycle of topics based on Hannah Fairbairn’s 2019 book, “When You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery”. On the first and third Mondays of the month, we meet to discuss different topics and share our experiences, thoughts, and knowledge. We are people with similar experiences who genuinely want to support one another in all aspects of living independently with our changing vision.

    Reading is not required. However, if you would like topic details beyond our discussions, please refer to the book which is available on the National Library Service Braille and Audio Recoding Download (BARD) at book number: DBC11619.

    June 5: Retraining Your Senses and Your Brain (Chapter 5)
    June 19: Leaning to Be Assertive with Sight Loss (Chapter 6)

    RSVP online for Vision: Peer-led Support Group or contact Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • Museum of Craft & Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)

    Museum of Craft & Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)


    Jun 6

    The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design continues its ongoing partnership LightHouse with an invitation to visit its latest exhibitions:

    FIGHT AND FLIGHT: CRAFTING A BAY AREA LIFE - A timely examination of the Bay Area arts ecosystem featuring 23 local artists who, despite the many crises of our times, continue to call the Bay Area a creative home.

    CONCRETE JOURNALS: ANNE HICKS SIBERELL - Drawing inspiration from ancient cuneiform tablets, Siberell commits her diaristic collages to concrete–a literal and figurative manner of preserving the past.

    After we tour the exhibitions, complete with descriptive details and haptic opportunities, we are invited to spend the last twenty to thirty minutes experiencing an art activation process inspired by one of the exhibitions.

    RSVP by June 2 to Maia Scott at MScott@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

    Tech Together: June 2023 (online)

    Tech Together: June 2023 (online)


    Jun 6

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

    June 6: Braille, On Display
    Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on the intersection of tech and Braille. From Braille displays and notetakers, to Braille input methods on our favorite devices, we will highlight and celebrate all that is technical and tactile!

    RSVP online for Braille, On Display or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 13: 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 online for Wellness and Self-Care or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 20: Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos
    The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome Ian Ramos of Access Ingenuity to the Tech Together community! Ian will be joining us to share what's new and what's coming soon with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion, and highlighting some of Freedom Scientific's low vision and Braille devices. Join us as we celebrate one of the most popular and long-established producers of access technology products!

    RSVP online for Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 27: 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 online for ACB and NFB Convention Information or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


    Jun 12

    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 many day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

     

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    Toastmasters: LightHouse Visionaries (online)

    Toastmasters: LightHouse Visionaries (online)


    Jun 12

    We did it! We are an official Toastmasters Chapter and are supported by experienced Toastmasters mentors! This is a safe and fun place to develop skills of self-empowerment. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

     

    RSVP or send questions to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
  • Tech Together: June 2023 (online)

    Tech Together: June 2023 (online)


    Jun 13

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

    June 6: Braille, On Display
    Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on the intersection of tech and Braille. From Braille displays and notetakers, to Braille input methods on our favorite devices, we will highlight and celebrate all that is technical and tactile!

    RSVP online for Braille, On Display or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 13: 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 online for Wellness and Self-Care or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 20: Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos
    The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome Ian Ramos of Access Ingenuity to the Tech Together community! Ian will be joining us to share what's new and what's coming soon with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion, and highlighting some of Freedom Scientific's low vision and Braille devices. Join us as we celebrate one of the most popular and long-established producers of access technology products!

    RSVP online for Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 27: 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 online for ACB and NFB Convention Information or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

  • Tecnologia para Todos (en línea)/Technology for All (online)

    Tecnologia para Todos (en línea)/Technology for All (online)


    Jun 15

    Join the LightHouse’s monthly access Technology Spanish meeting. Tecnología para todos is a space where users share their knowledge and experience. Each month, we talk about services, applications and devices available for blind and low vision users.
    This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone.

    Zoom meeting details will be provided when you rsvp by email to: JColon@lighthouse-sf.org or by calling 415-694-7323.

  • 30% & Growing (in-person)

    30% & Growing (in-person)


    Jun 16

    Warmer temps, longer days, and more reasons for happy hour—and now on Friday’s! This month 30% & Growing is going to Eureka! (2068 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704). Eureka! is only a 2-minute walk from Downtown Berkeley Bart station. Come out and enjoy food, drinks and comradery with others who are blind and low vision in different stages of their career.

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

  • Writers Lane at the LightHouse: Fiction with James Tate Hill (online)

    Writers Lane at the LightHouse: Fiction with James Tate Hill (online)


    Jun 17

    Writers Lane at the LightHouse: A Writing Workshop Series with Blind Authors Spring & Summer 2023

    This virtual writing workshop series will help you grow confident in several genres: poetry, personal essay/op ed, journalism, and fiction. It will also address professionalism including: how to submit your work, how to pitch ideas to editors, and what it takes to have a writing career. Each month a visiting author will give students an overview of the genre, give an assignment for the following week, and provide spoken feedback on a portion of the work as well as suggestions for next steps.

    June 17 & 24: Fiction with James Tate Hill

    Upcoming workshops in this series:

    July 15 & 22: Personal/opinion essay with M. Leona Godin
    August 19 & 26: Professionalism with all authors

    RSVP online for Writers Lane at LightHouse: Fiction with James Tate Hill or contact Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-6707.

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


    Jun 19

    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 many day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

     

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)

    Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)


    Jun 19

    Vision is a peer-led drop-in support group that runs on a 12-week cycle of topics based on Hannah Fairbairn’s 2019 book, “When You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery”. On the first and third Mondays of the month, we meet to discuss different topics and share our experiences, thoughts, and knowledge. We are people with similar experiences who genuinely want to support one another in all aspects of living independently with our changing vision.

    Reading is not required. However, if you would like topic details beyond our discussions, please refer to the book which is available on the National Library Service Braille and Audio Recoding Download (BARD) at book number: DBC11619.

    June 5: Retraining Your Senses and Your Brain (Chapter 5)
    June 19: Leaning to Be Assertive with Sight Loss (Chapter 6)

    RSVP online for Vision: Peer-led Support Group or contact Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • Tech Together: June 2023 (online)

    Tech Together: June 2023 (online)


    Jun 20

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

    June 6: Braille, On Display
    Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on the intersection of tech and Braille. From Braille displays and notetakers, to Braille input methods on our favorite devices, we will highlight and celebrate all that is technical and tactile!

    RSVP online for Braille, On Display or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 13: 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 online for Wellness and Self-Care or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 20: Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos
    The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome Ian Ramos of Access Ingenuity to the Tech Together community! Ian will be joining us to share what's new and what's coming soon with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion, and highlighting some of Freedom Scientific's low vision and Braille devices. Join us as we celebrate one of the most popular and long-established producers of access technology products!

    RSVP online for Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 27: 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 online for ACB and NFB Convention Information or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

  • Writers Lane at the LightHouse: Fiction with James Tate Hill (online)

    Writers Lane at the LightHouse: Fiction with James Tate Hill (online)


    Jun 24

    Writers Lane at the LightHouse: A Writing Workshop Series with Blind Authors Spring & Summer 2023

    This virtual writing workshop series will help you grow confident in several genres: poetry, personal essay/op ed, journalism, and fiction. It will also address professionalism including: how to submit your work, how to pitch ideas to editors, and what it takes to have a writing career. Each month a visiting author will give students an overview of the genre, give an assignment for the following week, and provide spoken feedback on a portion of the work as well as suggestions for next steps.

    June 17 & 24: Fiction with James Tate Hill

    Upcoming workshops in this series:

    July 15 & 22: Personal/opinion essay with M. Leona Godin
    August 19 & 26: Professionalism with all authors

    RSVP online for Writers Lane at LightHouse: Fiction with James Tate Hill or contact Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-6707.

    Rainbow Oasis: Pride Celebration Hang-Out (in-person)

    Rainbow Oasis: Pride Celebration Hang-Out (in-person)


    Jun 24

    Make your Pride Festival and celebration home base at Lighthouse HQ on Market Street, Saturday afternoon on the day before the big parade.

    Hang out with friends, enjoy refreshments, find a quiet place to relax away from the crowds and play some favorite rainbow games including Braille Uno and tactile Twister. In addition, volunteers will be available for guides and visual interpretation to visit the Pride Festival at Civic Center, which will have concerts, vendors, and more.

    RSVPs are required. RSVP by June 22 for Rainbow Oasis: Pride Celebration Hang-Out.

    For any questions, please contact Daisy Soto at dsoto@lighthosue-sf.org or 415-694-7328

  • Lighthouse Goes Rock Climbing (in-person)

    Lighthouse Goes Rock Climbing (in-person)


    Jun 25

    Discover the sport of rock climbing with the always fun and supportive volunteers at ParaCliffHangers. There’s no better way to get moving and stay active, than hanging off the side of an indoor rock wall. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and no prior experience is needed. Equipment can be rented upon arriving for $10.

    We will be meeting at Lighthouse San Francisco at 1155 Market at 11:00 am and heading over on BART as a group. The event starts at noon.

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

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)


    Jun 26

    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 many day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

     

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    Toastmasters: LightHouse Visionaries (online)

    Toastmasters: LightHouse Visionaries (online)


    Jun 26

    We did it! We are an official Toastmasters Chapter and are supported by experienced Toastmasters mentors! This is a safe and fun place to develop skills of self-empowerment. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

     

    RSVP or send questions to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.
  • Tech Together: June 2023 (online)

    Tech Together: June 2023 (online)


    Jun 27

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

    June 6: Braille, On Display
    Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on the intersection of tech and Braille. From Braille displays and notetakers, to Braille input methods on our favorite devices, we will highlight and celebrate all that is technical and tactile!

    RSVP online for Braille, On Display or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 13: 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 online for Wellness and Self-Care or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 20: Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos
    The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome Ian Ramos of Access Ingenuity to the Tech Together community! Ian will be joining us to share what's new and what's coming soon with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion, and highlighting some of Freedom Scientific's low vision and Braille devices. Join us as we celebrate one of the most popular and long-established producers of access technology products!

    RSVP online for Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 27: 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 online for ACB and NFB Convention Information or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    Summer Intergenerational Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club (hybrid)

    Summer Intergenerational Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club (hybrid)


    Jun 27

    It’s time for another intergenerational Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club with your blind and low vision friends. This time around, our movie club gathering will be a hybrid with an option for campers from the EHC Adult session to call in as a group from camp. Our featured film will start after we get a chance to learn a little bit about who has joined us. After the film, we will have space to discuss it or just connect with LightHouse friends.

    The film for our June gathering has not been selected yet and we hope you can help us with that. Below you will find a couple of links, the first is to a survey where you can share your vote for the film. Followed by a set of links that you can use to register for the event.

    To help us select a film for our gathering, please take a moment and fill out the following form. Please be sure to cast your vote before June 15.

    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP using the below links.

    Current Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club members can RSVP here.

    New to the Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club member can sign up here.

    If you have any questions contact Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372.

    Summer Intergenerational Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club (hybrid)

    Summer Intergenerational Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club (hybrid)


    Jun 27

    It’s time for another intergenerational Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club with your blind and low vision friends. This time around, our movie club gathering will be a hybrid with an option for campers from the EHC Adult session to call in as a group from camp. Our featured film will start after we get a chance to learn a little bit about who has joined us. After the film, we will have space to discuss it or just connect with LightHouse friends.

    The film for our June gathering has not been selected yet and we hope you can help us with that. Below you will find a couple of links, the first is to a survey where you can share your vote for the film. Followed by a set of links that you can use to register for the event.

    To help us select a film for our gathering, please take a moment and fill out the following form. Please be sure to cast your vote before June 15.

    RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP using the below links.

    Current Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club members can RSVP here.
    New to the Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club member can sign up here.

    If you have any questions, contact Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372.

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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