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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 November 2020

  • Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

    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.

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Nov 2

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course

    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.

    Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course


    Nov 3

    Tuesday and Thursdays, October 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 and November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon   

    This is a comprehensive 6-week 14-class course using Zoom to introduce consumers to foundational Orientation & Mobility concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe, independent travel and for gaining or retaining employment. It’s taught by Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Robert Alminana and Jennifer Huey. Participants will meet twice a week for a total instruction time of 28 hours. This total includes two hours of individual pre-class assessment and Zoom procedures, and two hours of individual outside class support.

    • To participate students must have solid internet access and be able to access Zoom via phone and/or video and have computer skills to receive and read articles, watch videos and listen to podcasts. All students should expect weekly homework to be completed prior to class.
    • The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: the benefits of O&M training for travel and employment; overview of sensory, spatial & environmental awareness; orientation strategies and skills; tactile graphics; human guide; protective techniques; long cane basics; outdoor travel; street crossing sequence; intersection analysis; public transportation & trip planning; and introduction to electronic travel devices, GPS & wayfinding technologies.

    Who will benefit from the course?

    • Consumers who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M or have had recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Consumers who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills or are not confident using their learned O&M skills.
    • Consumers who would gain from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    How will participants benefit from the course?

    • Participants will acquire strong foundational skills that are critical for safe, independent travel and that a person needs to gain or retain employment.
    • Participants will receive structured, organized instruction that will prepare them for subsequent individualized training with a certified O&M specialist.

    How does the course fit in with consumer’s overall O&M training program?

    • This will be the first of two parts in a combined O&M training curriculum.
    • The second part will be an individualized, face-to-face, hands-on learning and practice instruction program.
    • Specific workshops and additional topical classes for in-depth learning and practical application are also available.

    This class is frequently sponsored by the California Department of Rehabilitation. Please work with your counselor to arrange for enrollment.  However, if you wish to pay for the class privately, the total fee for this 6-week 14-class course with materials is $1,302.60.

    What are the required materials will be needed for the course?  

    Students will receive teaching materials at the start of class:

    • Intersection Map Set: $125.00
    • Mixed Bump Dots: $7.60 ($7.00 + 8.50 SF sales tax)
    • Shipping and handling: $15.00
    • Complimentary materials supplied by LightHouse for the Blind: signature guide and hands-free organizing bag called Kanga-Pak

    What information should DOR authorizations contain?

    • Only one authorization for both the course and materials will be needed
    • Itemize the cost of the class and materials separately
    • For Course: “Orientation and Mobility Class (Get Moving Course): 14 @ $82.50 = $1,155.00”
    • For Materials: “Materials: $147.60”
    • Total amount: $1,302.60

    To register, please have your Department of Rehabilitation Counselor send authorizations to 1Referral@lighthouse-sf.org no later than Friday, October 2

    Space is limited to ten students. If you have more questions regarding this course, would like an electronic copy of the full curriculum, or if you are unsure if your Consumer is ready for this course, please contact Robert Alminana at RAlminana@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7375, or Jennifer Huey at JHuey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7376.

    Tech Together Online: Voices and Verbosity

    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: Voices and Verbosity


    Nov 3

    Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse Access Technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

    Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

    November 3: Voices and Verbosity:
    With so many talking devices in our lives, learning how to control how they sound and how much they say can go a long way toward making them a useful part of our technology toolkit.

    November 10: PC Screen Reader Showdown
    Narrator, NVDA, and JAWS can all give you nonvisual access to a Windows PC. We’ll talk about the strengths and shortcomings of each, and why you might want to have one or more of them in your technology toolkit.

    November 17: Talk Shopping
    We’ll be discussing the apps and services you can use to buy all your favorite things. Whether you're checking off items on a grocery list, shopping for a special occasion, or just indulging in a little retail therapy, we’ll highlight accessible ways to shop.

    November 24: Making the Most of Magnification
    We’ll take a look at the magnification features of our mobile devices and computers. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

    Join us for one or all these conversations. RSVP to AT@lighthouse-sf.org or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7343. RSVP by email is preferred.

  • Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

    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.

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Nov 4

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course

    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.

    Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course


    Nov 5

    Tuesday and Thursdays, October 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 and November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon   

    This is a comprehensive 6-week 14-class course using Zoom to introduce consumers to foundational Orientation & Mobility concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe, independent travel and for gaining or retaining employment. It’s taught by Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Robert Alminana and Jennifer Huey. Participants will meet twice a week for a total instruction time of 28 hours. This total includes two hours of individual pre-class assessment and Zoom procedures, and two hours of individual outside class support.

    • To participate students must have solid internet access and be able to access Zoom via phone and/or video and have computer skills to receive and read articles, watch videos and listen to podcasts. All students should expect weekly homework to be completed prior to class.
    • The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: the benefits of O&M training for travel and employment; overview of sensory, spatial & environmental awareness; orientation strategies and skills; tactile graphics; human guide; protective techniques; long cane basics; outdoor travel; street crossing sequence; intersection analysis; public transportation & trip planning; and introduction to electronic travel devices, GPS & wayfinding technologies.

    Who will benefit from the course?

    • Consumers who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M or have had recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Consumers who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills or are not confident using their learned O&M skills.
    • Consumers who would gain from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    How will participants benefit from the course?

    • Participants will acquire strong foundational skills that are critical for safe, independent travel and that a person needs to gain or retain employment.
    • Participants will receive structured, organized instruction that will prepare them for subsequent individualized training with a certified O&M specialist.

    How does the course fit in with consumer’s overall O&M training program?

    • This will be the first of two parts in a combined O&M training curriculum.
    • The second part will be an individualized, face-to-face, hands-on learning and practice instruction program.
    • Specific workshops and additional topical classes for in-depth learning and practical application are also available.

    This class is frequently sponsored by the California Department of Rehabilitation. Please work with your counselor to arrange for enrollment.  However, if you wish to pay for the class privately, the total fee for this 6-week 14-class course with materials is $1,302.60.

    What are the required materials will be needed for the course?  

    Students will receive teaching materials at the start of class:

    • Intersection Map Set: $125.00
    • Mixed Bump Dots: $7.60 ($7.00 + 8.50 SF sales tax)
    • Shipping and handling: $15.00
    • Complimentary materials supplied by LightHouse for the Blind: signature guide and hands-free organizing bag called Kanga-Pak

    What information should DOR authorizations contain?

    • Only one authorization for both the course and materials will be needed
    • Itemize the cost of the class and materials separately
    • For Course: “Orientation and Mobility Class (Get Moving Course): 14 @ $82.50 = $1,155.00”
    • For Materials: “Materials: $147.60”
    • Total amount: $1,302.60

    To register, please have your Department of Rehabilitation Counselor send authorizations to 1Referral@lighthouse-sf.org no later than Friday, October 2

    Space is limited to ten students. If you have more questions regarding this course, would like an electronic copy of the full curriculum, or if you are unsure if your Consumer is ready for this course, please contact Robert Alminana at RAlminana@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7375, or Jennifer Huey at JHuey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7376.

  • Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Campfire

    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.

    Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Campfire


    Nov 7

    Join a fun-filled evening that will consist of all your favorite real campfire traditions, including camp’s traditional opening campfire ceremony rituals, special guest performances, and singalongs. Campfire attendees will also be informed of rebuild updates and all other camp related program offerings.
    Registration by Friday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.

    For a Zoom link to the virtual campfire, please email
    Alyah Thomas ehc@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.

    Fall Campfire Series

    Saturday, October 3, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday, November 7, 7:00 to  9:00 p.m.
    Saturday, December 5, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

  • Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

    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.

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Nov 9

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course

    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.

    Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course


    Nov 10

    Tuesday and Thursdays, October 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 and November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon   

    This is a comprehensive 6-week 14-class course using Zoom to introduce consumers to foundational Orientation & Mobility concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe, independent travel and for gaining or retaining employment. It’s taught by Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Robert Alminana and Jennifer Huey. Participants will meet twice a week for a total instruction time of 28 hours. This total includes two hours of individual pre-class assessment and Zoom procedures, and two hours of individual outside class support.

    • To participate students must have solid internet access and be able to access Zoom via phone and/or video and have computer skills to receive and read articles, watch videos and listen to podcasts. All students should expect weekly homework to be completed prior to class.
    • The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: the benefits of O&M training for travel and employment; overview of sensory, spatial & environmental awareness; orientation strategies and skills; tactile graphics; human guide; protective techniques; long cane basics; outdoor travel; street crossing sequence; intersection analysis; public transportation & trip planning; and introduction to electronic travel devices, GPS & wayfinding technologies.

    Who will benefit from the course?

    • Consumers who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M or have had recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Consumers who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills or are not confident using their learned O&M skills.
    • Consumers who would gain from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    How will participants benefit from the course?

    • Participants will acquire strong foundational skills that are critical for safe, independent travel and that a person needs to gain or retain employment.
    • Participants will receive structured, organized instruction that will prepare them for subsequent individualized training with a certified O&M specialist.

    How does the course fit in with consumer’s overall O&M training program?

    • This will be the first of two parts in a combined O&M training curriculum.
    • The second part will be an individualized, face-to-face, hands-on learning and practice instruction program.
    • Specific workshops and additional topical classes for in-depth learning and practical application are also available.

    This class is frequently sponsored by the California Department of Rehabilitation. Please work with your counselor to arrange for enrollment.  However, if you wish to pay for the class privately, the total fee for this 6-week 14-class course with materials is $1,302.60.

    What are the required materials will be needed for the course?  

    Students will receive teaching materials at the start of class:

    • Intersection Map Set: $125.00
    • Mixed Bump Dots: $7.60 ($7.00 + 8.50 SF sales tax)
    • Shipping and handling: $15.00
    • Complimentary materials supplied by LightHouse for the Blind: signature guide and hands-free organizing bag called Kanga-Pak

    What information should DOR authorizations contain?

    • Only one authorization for both the course and materials will be needed
    • Itemize the cost of the class and materials separately
    • For Course: “Orientation and Mobility Class (Get Moving Course): 14 @ $82.50 = $1,155.00”
    • For Materials: “Materials: $147.60”
    • Total amount: $1,302.60

    To register, please have your Department of Rehabilitation Counselor send authorizations to 1Referral@lighthouse-sf.org no later than Friday, October 2

    Space is limited to ten students. If you have more questions regarding this course, would like an electronic copy of the full curriculum, or if you are unsure if your Consumer is ready for this course, please contact Robert Alminana at RAlminana@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7375, or Jennifer Huey at JHuey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7376.

    Tech Together Online: PC Screen Reader Showdown

    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: PC Screen Reader Showdown


    Nov 10

    Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse Access Technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

    Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

    November 3: Voices and Verbosity:
    With so many talking devices in our lives, learning how to control how they sound and how much they say can go a long way toward making them a useful part of our technology toolkit.

    November 10: PC Screen Reader Showdown
    Narrator, NVDA, and JAWS can all give you nonvisual access to a Windows PC. We’ll talk about the strengths and shortcomings of each, and why you might want to have one or more of them in your technology toolkit.

    November 17: Talk Shopping
    We’ll be discussing the apps and services you can use to buy all your favorite things. Whether you're checking off items on a grocery list, shopping for a special occasion, or just indulging in a little retail therapy, we’ll highlight accessible ways to shop.

    November 24: Making the Most of Magnification
    We’ll take a look at the magnification features of our mobile devices and computers. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

    Join us for one or all these conversations. RSVP to AT@lighthouse-sf.org or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7343. RSVP by email is preferred.

    Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps (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.

    Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps (online)


    Nov 10

    The four-session GPS and Wayfinding online course will introduce consumers to foundational GPS concepts, useful app features, and problem-solving strategies. This course will help students develop independent travel skills needed for gaining or retaining employment.

    When
    Tuesday, November 10: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 12: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 17: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 19: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    RSVP to Marie Trudelle at mtrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org.

    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)


    Nov 10

    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.

    Read more: National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)

  • Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

    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.

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Nov 11

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course

    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.

    Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course


    Nov 12

    Tuesday and Thursdays, October 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 and November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon   

    This is a comprehensive 6-week 14-class course using Zoom to introduce consumers to foundational Orientation & Mobility concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe, independent travel and for gaining or retaining employment. It’s taught by Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Robert Alminana and Jennifer Huey. Participants will meet twice a week for a total instruction time of 28 hours. This total includes two hours of individual pre-class assessment and Zoom procedures, and two hours of individual outside class support.

    • To participate students must have solid internet access and be able to access Zoom via phone and/or video and have computer skills to receive and read articles, watch videos and listen to podcasts. All students should expect weekly homework to be completed prior to class.
    • The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: the benefits of O&M training for travel and employment; overview of sensory, spatial & environmental awareness; orientation strategies and skills; tactile graphics; human guide; protective techniques; long cane basics; outdoor travel; street crossing sequence; intersection analysis; public transportation & trip planning; and introduction to electronic travel devices, GPS & wayfinding technologies.

    Who will benefit from the course?

    • Consumers who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M or have had recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Consumers who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills or are not confident using their learned O&M skills.
    • Consumers who would gain from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    How will participants benefit from the course?

    • Participants will acquire strong foundational skills that are critical for safe, independent travel and that a person needs to gain or retain employment.
    • Participants will receive structured, organized instruction that will prepare them for subsequent individualized training with a certified O&M specialist.

    How does the course fit in with consumer’s overall O&M training program?

    • This will be the first of two parts in a combined O&M training curriculum.
    • The second part will be an individualized, face-to-face, hands-on learning and practice instruction program.
    • Specific workshops and additional topical classes for in-depth learning and practical application are also available.

    This class is frequently sponsored by the California Department of Rehabilitation. Please work with your counselor to arrange for enrollment.  However, if you wish to pay for the class privately, the total fee for this 6-week 14-class course with materials is $1,302.60.

    What are the required materials will be needed for the course?  

    Students will receive teaching materials at the start of class:

    • Intersection Map Set: $125.00
    • Mixed Bump Dots: $7.60 ($7.00 + 8.50 SF sales tax)
    • Shipping and handling: $15.00
    • Complimentary materials supplied by LightHouse for the Blind: signature guide and hands-free organizing bag called Kanga-Pak

    What information should DOR authorizations contain?

    • Only one authorization for both the course and materials will be needed
    • Itemize the cost of the class and materials separately
    • For Course: “Orientation and Mobility Class (Get Moving Course): 14 @ $82.50 = $1,155.00”
    • For Materials: “Materials: $147.60”
    • Total amount: $1,302.60

    To register, please have your Department of Rehabilitation Counselor send authorizations to 1Referral@lighthouse-sf.org no later than Friday, October 2

    Space is limited to ten students. If you have more questions regarding this course, would like an electronic copy of the full curriculum, or if you are unsure if your Consumer is ready for this course, please contact Robert Alminana at RAlminana@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7375, or Jennifer Huey at JHuey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7376.

    Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps (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.

    Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps (online)


    Nov 12

    The four-session GPS and Wayfinding online course will introduce consumers to foundational GPS concepts, useful app features, and problem-solving strategies. This course will help students develop independent travel skills needed for gaining or retaining employment.

    When
    Tuesday, November 10: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 12: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 17: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 19: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    RSVP to Marie Trudelle at mtrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Opening of the Enchanted Hills Camp Pool Bathhouse On Facebook Live

    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.

    Opening of the Enchanted Hills Camp Pool Bathhouse On Facebook Live


    Nov 14

    Join us virtually on our Enchanted Hills Facebook page for a live event to watch the ribbon cutting of our new pool bathhouse built after the 2017 fires at Enchanted Hills Camp. We will have a virtual walk through with the architects and even some prizes.

  • Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

    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.

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Nov 16

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course

    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.

    Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course


    Nov 17

    Tuesday and Thursdays, October 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 and November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon   

    This is a comprehensive 6-week 14-class course using Zoom to introduce consumers to foundational Orientation & Mobility concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe, independent travel and for gaining or retaining employment. It’s taught by Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Robert Alminana and Jennifer Huey. Participants will meet twice a week for a total instruction time of 28 hours. This total includes two hours of individual pre-class assessment and Zoom procedures, and two hours of individual outside class support.

    • To participate students must have solid internet access and be able to access Zoom via phone and/or video and have computer skills to receive and read articles, watch videos and listen to podcasts. All students should expect weekly homework to be completed prior to class.
    • The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: the benefits of O&M training for travel and employment; overview of sensory, spatial & environmental awareness; orientation strategies and skills; tactile graphics; human guide; protective techniques; long cane basics; outdoor travel; street crossing sequence; intersection analysis; public transportation & trip planning; and introduction to electronic travel devices, GPS & wayfinding technologies.

    Who will benefit from the course?

    • Consumers who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M or have had recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Consumers who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills or are not confident using their learned O&M skills.
    • Consumers who would gain from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    How will participants benefit from the course?

    • Participants will acquire strong foundational skills that are critical for safe, independent travel and that a person needs to gain or retain employment.
    • Participants will receive structured, organized instruction that will prepare them for subsequent individualized training with a certified O&M specialist.

    How does the course fit in with consumer’s overall O&M training program?

    • This will be the first of two parts in a combined O&M training curriculum.
    • The second part will be an individualized, face-to-face, hands-on learning and practice instruction program.
    • Specific workshops and additional topical classes for in-depth learning and practical application are also available.

    This class is frequently sponsored by the California Department of Rehabilitation. Please work with your counselor to arrange for enrollment.  However, if you wish to pay for the class privately, the total fee for this 6-week 14-class course with materials is $1,302.60.

    What are the required materials will be needed for the course?  

    Students will receive teaching materials at the start of class:

    • Intersection Map Set: $125.00
    • Mixed Bump Dots: $7.60 ($7.00 + 8.50 SF sales tax)
    • Shipping and handling: $15.00
    • Complimentary materials supplied by LightHouse for the Blind: signature guide and hands-free organizing bag called Kanga-Pak

    What information should DOR authorizations contain?

    • Only one authorization for both the course and materials will be needed
    • Itemize the cost of the class and materials separately
    • For Course: “Orientation and Mobility Class (Get Moving Course): 14 @ $82.50 = $1,155.00”
    • For Materials: “Materials: $147.60”
    • Total amount: $1,302.60

    To register, please have your Department of Rehabilitation Counselor send authorizations to 1Referral@lighthouse-sf.org no later than Friday, October 2

    Space is limited to ten students. If you have more questions regarding this course, would like an electronic copy of the full curriculum, or if you are unsure if your Consumer is ready for this course, please contact Robert Alminana at RAlminana@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7375, or Jennifer Huey at JHuey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7376.

    Tech Together Online: Talk Shopping

    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: Talk Shopping


    Nov 17

    Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse Access Technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

    Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

    November 3: Voices and Verbosity:
    With so many talking devices in our lives, learning how to control how they sound and how much they say can go a long way toward making them a useful part of our technology toolkit.

    November 10: PC Screen Reader Showdown
    Narrator, NVDA, and JAWS can all give you nonvisual access to a Windows PC. We’ll talk about the strengths and shortcomings of each, and why you might want to have one or more of them in your technology toolkit.

    November 17: Talk Shopping
    We’ll be discussing the apps and services you can use to buy all your favorite things. Whether you're checking off items on a grocery list, shopping for a special occasion, or just indulging in a little retail therapy, we’ll highlight accessible ways to shop.

    November 24: Making the Most of Magnification
    We’ll take a look at the magnification features of our mobile devices and computers. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

    Join us for one or all these conversations. RSVP to AT@lighthouse-sf.org or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7343. RSVP by email is preferred.

    Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps (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.

    Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps (online)


    Nov 17

    The four-session GPS and Wayfinding online course will introduce consumers to foundational GPS concepts, useful app features, and problem-solving strategies. This course will help students develop independent travel skills needed for gaining or retaining employment.

    When
    Tuesday, November 10: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 12: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 17: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 19: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    RSVP to Marie Trudelle at mtrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

    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.

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Nov 18

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course

    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.

    Get Moving: O&M for Independent Travel - a 6-week remote course


    Nov 19

    Tuesday and Thursdays, October 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 and November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon   

    This is a comprehensive 6-week 14-class course using Zoom to introduce consumers to foundational Orientation & Mobility concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe, independent travel and for gaining or retaining employment. It’s taught by Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Robert Alminana and Jennifer Huey. Participants will meet twice a week for a total instruction time of 28 hours. This total includes two hours of individual pre-class assessment and Zoom procedures, and two hours of individual outside class support.

    • To participate students must have solid internet access and be able to access Zoom via phone and/or video and have computer skills to receive and read articles, watch videos and listen to podcasts. All students should expect weekly homework to be completed prior to class.
    • The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: the benefits of O&M training for travel and employment; overview of sensory, spatial & environmental awareness; orientation strategies and skills; tactile graphics; human guide; protective techniques; long cane basics; outdoor travel; street crossing sequence; intersection analysis; public transportation & trip planning; and introduction to electronic travel devices, GPS & wayfinding technologies.

    Who will benefit from the course?

    • Consumers who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M or have had recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Consumers who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills or are not confident using their learned O&M skills.
    • Consumers who would gain from developing their existing skills with an in-depth O&M training refresher.

    How will participants benefit from the course?

    • Participants will acquire strong foundational skills that are critical for safe, independent travel and that a person needs to gain or retain employment.
    • Participants will receive structured, organized instruction that will prepare them for subsequent individualized training with a certified O&M specialist.

    How does the course fit in with consumer’s overall O&M training program?

    • This will be the first of two parts in a combined O&M training curriculum.
    • The second part will be an individualized, face-to-face, hands-on learning and practice instruction program.
    • Specific workshops and additional topical classes for in-depth learning and practical application are also available.

    This class is frequently sponsored by the California Department of Rehabilitation. Please work with your counselor to arrange for enrollment.  However, if you wish to pay for the class privately, the total fee for this 6-week 14-class course with materials is $1,302.60.

    What are the required materials will be needed for the course?  

    Students will receive teaching materials at the start of class:

    • Intersection Map Set: $125.00
    • Mixed Bump Dots: $7.60 ($7.00 + 8.50 SF sales tax)
    • Shipping and handling: $15.00
    • Complimentary materials supplied by LightHouse for the Blind: signature guide and hands-free organizing bag called Kanga-Pak

    What information should DOR authorizations contain?

    • Only one authorization for both the course and materials will be needed
    • Itemize the cost of the class and materials separately
    • For Course: “Orientation and Mobility Class (Get Moving Course): 14 @ $82.50 = $1,155.00”
    • For Materials: “Materials: $147.60”
    • Total amount: $1,302.60

    To register, please have your Department of Rehabilitation Counselor send authorizations to 1Referral@lighthouse-sf.org no later than Friday, October 2

    Space is limited to ten students. If you have more questions regarding this course, would like an electronic copy of the full curriculum, or if you are unsure if your Consumer is ready for this course, please contact Robert Alminana at RAlminana@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7375, or Jennifer Huey at JHuey@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7376.

    Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps (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.

    Navigation with Mobile GPS Apps (online)


    Nov 19

    The four-session GPS and Wayfinding online course will introduce consumers to foundational GPS concepts, useful app features, and problem-solving strategies. This course will help students develop independent travel skills needed for gaining or retaining employment.

    When
    Tuesday, November 10: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 12: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 17: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, November 19: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    RSVP to Marie Trudelle at mtrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Fall Nature Education Retreat

    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.

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Fall Nature Education Retreat


    Nov 20

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Fall Nature Education Retreat
    Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st

    As the season fall rolls in and the days get colder and shorter it a great time to take a moment to appreciate and learn more about nature and gain a deeper connection to EHC and our community. To help our LightHouse students of all ages do this, Lighthouse Youth Program will be hosting our next installment of the Sensing the Season's nature education retreat. The weekend program will consist of three zoom-based classes over Friday, November 20th, and Saturday, November 21st. During which participants will be learning about how flora and fauna are affected by the onset of fall, learn about recent changes to the space so many of us love, and connect with our EHC friends.

    Who: LightHouse or EHC students of all ages
    What: Virtual Enchanted Hills Nature Education Program
    When: Friday, November 20th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 – 12:00 noon and 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    Where: from the safety of your home via Zoom meeting
    RSVP: by Wednesday, November 18th

    If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Sensing the Seasons on Zoom, please contact Jamey Gump at (415) 694-7372 or youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Fall Nature Education Retreat

    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.

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Fall Nature Education Retreat


    Nov 21

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Fall Nature Education Retreat
    Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st

    As the season fall rolls in and the days get colder and shorter it a great time to take a moment to appreciate and learn more about nature and gain a deeper connection to EHC and our community. To help our LightHouse students of all ages do this, Lighthouse Youth Program will be hosting our next installment of the Sensing the Season's nature education retreat. The weekend program will consist of three zoom-based classes over Friday, November 20th, and Saturday, November 21st. During which participants will be learning about how flora and fauna are affected by the onset of fall, learn about recent changes to the space so many of us love, and connect with our EHC friends.

    Who: LightHouse or EHC students of all ages
    What: Virtual Enchanted Hills Nature Education Program
    When: Friday, November 20th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 – 12:00 noon and 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    Where: from the safety of your home via Zoom meeting
    RSVP: by Wednesday, November 18th

    If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Sensing the Seasons on Zoom, please contact Jamey Gump at (415) 694-7372 or youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

    California Council 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.

    California Council of the Blind San Francisco Chapter meeting (online)


    Nov 21

    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.

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Fall Nature Education Retreat

    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.

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Fall Nature Education Retreat


    Nov 21

    Sensing the Seasons on Zoom: Fall Nature Education Retreat
    Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st

    As the season fall rolls in and the days get colder and shorter it a great time to take a moment to appreciate and learn more about nature and gain a deeper connection to EHC and our community. To help our LightHouse students of all ages do this, Lighthouse Youth Program will be hosting our next installment of the Sensing the Season's nature education retreat. The weekend program will consist of three zoom-based classes over Friday, November 20th, and Saturday, November 21st. During which participants will be learning about how flora and fauna are affected by the onset of fall, learn about recent changes to the space so many of us love, and connect with our EHC friends.

    Who: LightHouse or EHC students of all ages
    What: Virtual Enchanted Hills Nature Education Program
    When: Friday, November 20th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 – 12:00 noon and 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    Where: from the safety of your home via Zoom meeting
    RSVP: by Wednesday, November 18th

    If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Sensing the Seasons on Zoom, please contact Jamey Gump at (415) 694-7372 or youth@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

    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.

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Nov 23

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Tech Together Online: Making the Most of Magnification

    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: Making the Most of Magnification


    Nov 24

    Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse Access Technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

    Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

    November 3: Voices and Verbosity:
    With so many talking devices in our lives, learning how to control how they sound and how much they say can go a long way toward making them a useful part of our technology toolkit.

    November 10: PC Screen Reader Showdown
    Narrator, NVDA, and JAWS can all give you nonvisual access to a Windows PC. We’ll talk about the strengths and shortcomings of each, and why you might want to have one or more of them in your technology toolkit.

    November 17: Talk Shopping
    We’ll be discussing the apps and services you can use to buy all your favorite things. Whether you're checking off items on a grocery list, shopping for a special occasion, or just indulging in a little retail therapy, we’ll highlight accessible ways to shop.

    November 24: Making the Most of Magnification
    We’ll take a look at the magnification features of our mobile devices and computers. Whether you use magnification every day or every once in a while, you won’t want to miss this helpful overview.

    Join us for one or all these conversations. RSVP to AT@lighthouse-sf.org or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7343. RSVP by email is preferred.

  • Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

    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.

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Nov 25

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+

    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.

    Get Moving: O & M For Independent Travel for Adults 55+


    Nov 30

    What is this Course?

    It is a comprehensive 12-class O&M training distance course using the Zoom Video Conference platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The course is divided into 12 two-hour lessons: two lessons per week over six weeks. The total instruction time for the course is 24 hours.

    The 12 essential O&M lessons cover: The Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAPS; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    The course is intended for Bay Area residents who are 55 yrs and older.

    Who Would Benefit From this Course?

    • Students who are blind or low vision who have little or no familiarity with O&M.
    • Students with recent vision loss or vision change.
    • Students who self-report that they have lost or have not used their O&M skills.
    • Students who self-report that they are not confident using their learned O&M skills.

    This Course is not intended for independent active travelers

    RSVP by October 16 to Danette Davis at DDavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at CW@lighthouse-sf.org.

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!