Calendar

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone’s personal space at all our sites.

Events in August 2022

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

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

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


    Aug 1

    What does it really mean to be a person who is blind or has low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead 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. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair, and call in to chat about the business of blindness.

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

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)


    Aug 1

    Do you want a voice in our programming? Join us as we plan and discuss Adult Programs’ upcoming events.

    New to this group? Please send your RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607 for the Zoom link.

  • Tech Together (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    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

  • G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Aug 3

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

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

  • Sound Mind Body (in-person)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    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.

    Create in Community (in-person)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Aug 4

    Get your creative juices flowing every Thursday afternoon as the Craft Room reopens in person for us to explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current projects or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    THIS MONTH: We will delve into the wonders of paper sculpture, focusing on creating dimensional paintings and vessels out of paper mulch and other paper sculpting tools and techniques. .

    If you have any questions, please contact Maia at Mscott@gighthouse-sf.org.

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)


    Aug 4

    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.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    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.

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

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

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


    Aug 8

    What does it really mean to be a person who is blind or has low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead 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. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair, and call in to chat about the business of blindness.

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

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)


    Aug 8

    Do you want a voice in our programming? Join us as we plan and discuss Adult Programs’ upcoming events.

    New to this group? Please send your RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607 for the Zoom link.

  • Audium - Immersive Sound Experience (in-person)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Audium - Immersive Sound Experience (in-person)


    Aug 9

    LightHouse students and staff are invited to a free private showing that will include an introduction to Audium, a descriptive tour of the art in the lobby, a forty-five-minute immersive exploration of San Francisco's soundscapes in a totally dark theater and finishing with a chance to speak with Audium originator's son who is offering us this fabulous opportunity. The performance will start promptly at 2:00, please arrive early.

    If you would like to learn more about Audium, check out their website. Audium is located at 1616 Bush Street near the corner of Franklin, a block away from Van Ness. (Restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.)

    To RSVP please contact Maia at Mscott@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7608. Please RSVP by August 6.

    Tech Together (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 9

    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

    National Federation of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Meeting (Online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    National Federation of the Blind: San Francisco Chapter Meeting (Online)


    Aug 9

    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 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 Bobbi Pompey at bobbipompey@gmail.com.

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

  • G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Aug 10

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

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

  • Sound Mind Body (in-person)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Sound Mind Body (in-person)


    Aug 11

    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.

    Create in Community (in-person)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Aug 11

    Get your creative juices flowing every Thursday afternoon as the Craft Room reopens in person for us to explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current projects or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    THIS MONTH: We will delve into the wonders of paper sculpture, focusing on creating dimensional paintings and vessels out of paper mulch and other paper sculpting tools and techniques. .

    If you have any questions, please contact Maia at Mscott@gighthouse-sf.org.

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

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

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


    Aug 15

    What does it really mean to be a person who is blind or has low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead 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. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair, and call in to chat about the business of blindness.

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

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)


    Aug 15

    Do you want a voice in our programming? Join us as we plan and discuss Adult Programs’ upcoming events.

    New to this group? Please send your RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607 for the Zoom link.

  • Tech Together (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 16

    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

  • G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Aug 17

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

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

  • Sound Mind Body (in-person)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Sound Mind Body (in-person)


    Aug 18

    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.

    Create in Community (in-person)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Create in Community (in-person)


    Aug 18

    Get your creative juices flowing every Thursday afternoon as the Craft Room reopens in person for us to explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current projects or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    THIS MONTH: We will delve into the wonders of paper sculpture, focusing on creating dimensional paintings and vessels out of paper mulch and other paper sculpting tools and techniques. .

    If you have any questions, please contact Maia at Mscott@gighthouse-sf.org.

    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


    Aug 18

    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.

    Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Haptic Tour

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Haptic Tour


    Aug 18

    Is it time to go back to school, return in-person to the Lighthouse or head off to Hogwarts? Well, this August, Lighthouse participants of all ages get the chance to do it all! Just around the time that most are going back to school and as the Lighthouse Community Services team gears up for in person fall programs our program team invites you to join us for an audio described live performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. "Have you ever imagined what Harry Potter might be doing when he grew up?" This is your chance to find out.

    Who: LightHouse participants and staff of all ages and one guest  Please note - our ticket numbers are limited and students of the LightHouse will be given priority

    What: Haptic tour and audio described theatrical performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    When: Thursday, August 18th from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm - including Haptic Tour, social time with snacks, and the play itself (the runtime for the play is 3.5 hours with an 18-minute intermission)

    Where: The Curran Theater located @ 445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cost: $76 per person (including: ticket and charcuterie snack box)

    RSVP: Sign-ups will be taken on a first come first serve basis starting 9:00 am Monday June 27 and will wrap up on Friday July 29. Please email us at CommunityServices@lighthouse-sf.org to secure your ticket.

    For more information about the play please visit - https://sf.harrypottertheplay.com/about-the-show/

    To access the audio description for this play we will be using the Gala Pro application. If you have not used this app before, we would encourage you to download the app to your smart phone prior to arriving. The theater will have a very limited number of devices they can check out to those that do not have a smart device available. For more information about audio description through Gala Pro please visit - https://www.galapro.com/what-we-do

    Sensory Alert: This show includes flashing lights, loud sounds, and fire effects. LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans.

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

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

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


    Aug 22

    What does it really mean to be a person who is blind or has low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead 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. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair, and call in to chat about the business of blindness.

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

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)


    Aug 22

    Do you want a voice in our programming? Join us as we plan and discuss Adult Programs’ upcoming events.

    New to this group? Please send your RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607 for the Zoom link.

  • Tech Together (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 23

    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

  • G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Aug 24

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

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

    Waste Management Training (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Waste Management Training (online)


    Aug 24

    LightHouse is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Environment, we will be hosting an educational training session on waste management for our staff and community members on August 24 at 1:00 PM. This training will be a virtual event hosted via Zoom.

    The training will focus on waste management, and will include the “what, where, how, and why” for handling your everyday waste streams of recycling, compost, and landfill. This training will be beneficial to all LightHouse staff and students – not only when at 1155 Market St., but in your everyday travels and at home as well. Together, we can learn best practices in caring for our local environment.

    Participants may download training materials here.

    Topic: Waste Management Training

    Date: August 24, 2022

    Time: 1:00 PM Pacific Time

    Virtual Location: Zoom Meeting Link

    Meet You At The House (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Meet You At The House (online)


    Aug 24

    Pull up a comfy chair and join Community Outreach Specialist Sheri Albers in the LightHouse virtual living room to talk about all things LightHouse! Have you been experiencing changes in your vision that have been affecting your daily life, but did not know who to talk to? LightHouse in San Francisco may have the solutions you have been looking for. This is a safe place to bring the questions that you have been wanting to ask. As always, Raqi from the Adaptations Store will be on hand to let us know what is new in the world of low vision and blindness products.

    To RSVP, contact Sheri Albers at 415-694-7331, or email salbers@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Sound Mind Body (in-person)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Sound Mind Body (in-person)


    Aug 25

    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.

    San Francisco Department of Elections Info Session (online)

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    San Francisco Department of Elections Info Session (online)


    Aug 25

    Representatives from the SF Department of Elections will discuss accessible services the Department provides and how redistricting might impact voters in the November 8 election.

    This is a virtual event. To register, please contact Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    Create in Community (in-person)

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    Create in Community (in-person)


    Aug 25

    Get your creative juices flowing every Thursday afternoon as the Craft Room reopens in person for us to explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current projects or bring your own craft to work on alongside friends. No experience is necessary. Wear or bring something you don't mind getting dirty.

    THIS MONTH: We will delve into the wonders of paper sculpture, focusing on creating dimensional paintings and vessels out of paper mulch and other paper sculpting tools and techniques. .

    If you have any questions, please contact Maia at Mscott@gighthouse-sf.org.

    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)

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    Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


    Aug 25

    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.

    Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

    30% & Growing (hybrid)

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    30% & Growing (hybrid)


    Aug 25

    Working professionals and job seekers alike unite online and in person at the LightHouse HQ (1155 Market St., San Francisco) for a juicy conversation exploring favorite interview questions and how they may be answered.

    In person students can join at 6:00 for a catered meal and drinks ($10 at the door) and social hour. At 7:00, we welcome our online contingent to the mix when we will challenge each other with the best interview questions ever.

    If you are coming in person and wish to be counted for food and drink, please RSVP to Maia at mscott@lighthouse-sf.org by Thursday, August 18.

    For those joining online, please RSVP by 11am on Thursday August 25.

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

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


    Aug 29

    What does it really mean to be a person who is blind or has low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead 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. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair, and call in to chat about the business of blindness.

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

    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)

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    Our Voices: Adult Program Planning Discussions (online)


    Aug 29

    Do you want a voice in our programming? Join us as we plan and discuss Adult Programs’ upcoming events.

    New to this group? Please send your RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607 for the Zoom link.

  • Tech Together (online)

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    Tech Together (online)


    Aug 30

    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

    Book Club: Dare to Dream: The Rose Resnick Story (online)

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    Book Club: Dare to Dream: The Rose Resnick Story (online)


    Aug 30

    Join us as we travel Rose Resnick’s journey guided by her own words. Rose was an American musician, educator, and philanthropist. She lost her sight at the age of two--the result of measles. She was co-founder and co-director of the Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind in California, and a leader in San Francisco's blind community for decades. This book is available on BARD.

    For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sabrina Bolus at sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

  • G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)

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    G-Vibes Gratitude Sessions (online)


    Aug 31

    G-Vibes are Gratitude Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gather online and share what you feel grateful for in a safe and welcoming space and hear what others share as well. These mid-week sessions can help you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships.

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

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!