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Events in October 2020

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Oct 2(1 event)

12:00 pm: Accessible Voting During a Pandemic - Know Your Rights

Oct 2

Exercising our right to vote independently and privately is still a very hit-and-miss affair. There are so many variables that can go wrong, between us and our vote. Having an accessible way of registering to vote, accessing the material to be able to make an informed choice, getting to the polling place, finding officials who know what to do to accommodate a blind or low vision voter, the list goes on and on. And that’s just in a normal election. Throw a pandemic in to the mix and many people will be forced to cast their vote through absentee or mail-in ballot, yet another layer of complexity to navigate.

To discuss whether we will actually be able to vote accessibly during this extraordinary time, LightHouse is holding an information panel to help you make the most informed choice on the best way to make your vote count.

How does your state compare to others?

Will measures be in place in time for you to cast your ballot independently?

How can you do your bit to ensure your vote is counted?

Our panelists include:

Renown Disability Rights attorney Eve Hill

Michelle Bishop, Voter Access & Engagement Manager, from the National Disability Rights Network

Ardis Bazyn from the California Council of the Blind.

This impressive panel will give you detailed information about the provisions available to you and the best ways to inform yourself about what you should expect during the lead-up to, and on, November 3.

RSVP to Andrea Vecchione at or 415-694-7311.

Oct 3
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Oct 5(1 event)

4:00 pm: Ready, Set, Vote! Alameda County Edition (online)

Oct 5

Join officials from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters and find out all the key information about the upcoming 2020 General Election.

This presentation will cover the following information:

  • How to register to vote
  • Logistics of voting:
  • Vote by mail
  • Remote accessible voting
  • Voting in person and accessibility

This presentation will not cover the offices, measures, or propositions on the ballot.

There will be time for questions after the end of this presentation.

For Zoom info, RSVP to Serena Olsen at or 415-694-7316.

Access more information about Accessible Voting in Alameda County.


Oct 6(1 event)

4:00 pm: Ready, Set, Vote! San Francisco Edition (Online)

Oct 6

Join officials from the San Francisco Registrar of Voters and find out all the key information about the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election.

This presentation will cover:

  • Key Election Dates
  • COVID-19 Safety Measures
  • Accessibility Resources
  • Information about Ranked choice voting

There will be time for questions after the end of this presentation.

Access more information about Accessible Voting Services in San Francisco at the SF Department of Elections. All registered voters will have access to the Accessible Vote-by-Mail system by October 5.

RSVP to Serena Olsen at or 415-694-7316.

If you need support completing your vote by mail ballot in advance, you may request a volunteer by emailing or leaving a message at 415-694-7320.

Oct 7
Oct 8(1 event)

1:30 pm: Virtual Tours at Legion of Honor: Works in Three Dimensions

Oct 8

Thursday, August 13, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Connections
Thursday, September 10, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - What's the Story?
Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Works in Three dimensions

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is offering three highly descriptive Zoom tours led by docent Jim Kohn. Jim will kick off his three-lecture series on August 13 at 1:00 p.m. Stanley Yarnell of the Blind Posse previewed Jim’s presentation and said, "He had me in the palm of his hand the whole time." Jim is extraordinarily articulate and has significant experience describing art for the blind and low vision community.

Thursday, August 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This tour of objects from the permanent collection at the de Young will connect traditional native cultures with contemporary American art. Art from Africa will be compared with art from African American artists, Art from Asia will be connected to works by Asian American artists, and art from native American people will be compared and connected with art produced in contemporary times in North America.

Thursday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
What's the Story?
In this tour, participants will be introduced to narratives present in several works from the permanent collection at the Legion of Honor, including stories from the classical era, the Old and New Testaments, and from the artists’ imaginations.

Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Works in Three dimensions
This tour will include sculptures from the collection at the Legion of Honor and will span the history of art from earliest times, 5000 years ago or more, up to the twentieth century. Sculpture in stone and bronze as well as ceramics and porcelain are included.

For Zoom access details, contact Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at or 415-694-7316.

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Oct 16(1 event)

5:00 pm: Community Bingo Goes Virtual

Oct 16

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 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 or call 415.694.7618 where you can also direct your RSVP and request for Zoom access details.

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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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