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Events in October 2021

  • Tecnología para Todos

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    Tecnología para Todos


    Oct 7

    Únete a la reunión mensual del departamento de Tecnologías de Asistencia de LightHouse. Tecnología para Todos, es un espacio en donde los usuarios comparten sus conocimientos y experiencias. Cada mes conversamos sobre distintos servicios, aplicaciones y dispositivos disponibles para personas ciegas y con baja visión. ¡Te esperamos!

    Fecha: Octubre 7 y 21

    Hora: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, tiempo del pacífico.

    Este evento será programado en la plataforma Zoom. Podrá acceder a Zoom desde una computadora, dispositivo móvil, o marcando directamente desde cualquier teléfono. Recibirá los datos de la reunión de Zoom al confirmar su participación mediante correo electrónico a: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org o dejando un mensaje de voz al (415) 694-7323.

    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.

    When: October 7 and 21

    Time: 2 - 4 PM Pacific Time

    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.

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

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


    Oct 12

    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.

  • White Cane Day Celebration with LightHouse & Mission: AstroAccess

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    White Cane Day Celebration with LightHouse & Mission: AstroAccess


    Oct 15

    You are cordially invited to a LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco event: “Will There Be Space for White Canes in Space?"

    As part of the White Cane Awareness Day celebrations taking place around the world, LightHouse is hosting a discussion focusing on the future of travel with white canes.

    We are proud to present the first public seminar by the four people who are blind who have been selected as the first blind researchers into the accessibility of 0 gravity. These "AstroAccess Ambassadors" will experience weightlessness and carry out lunar gravity, Martian gravity, and zero gravity observations and experiments investigating how the physical environment aboard space vessels should be modified so that all astronauts and explorers, regardless of disability on Earth, can live, work, and thrive in space. They will be speaking to us from Long Beach, California, from where they will be undertaking this groundbreaking flight forty-eight hours later. Mission: AstroAccess, a nonprofit and volunteer task force is providing support for this flight, to which LightHouse is a proud contributor. One of the goals of this research is to explore what mobility and orientation will look like for blind astronauts in the future. Will our traditional white canes be a thing of the past? Or, will they morph into something like a Star Wars light saber?

    Come along and hear This handpicked team of blind ambassadors talk about their expectations of this first research flight, the access features that will be in place for the flight and their own White Cane wish-lists.

    We’d love you to come with your own ideas of how cane travel might evolve in the future, and your questions for this panel.

    What: Will There Be Space for White Canes in Space?
    Date: Friday October 15
    Time: 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM Pacific Time
    To RSVP: click this EventBrite link and sign up

    This interesting discussion will be taking place over Zoom.

    We look forward to celebrating White Cane Awareness Day 2021 with you!

    Virtual Bingo

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    Virtual Bingo


    Oct 15

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

  • CCB San Francisco Chapter Monthly Meeting

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    CCB San Francisco Chapter Monthly Meeting


    Oct 16

    The San Francisco chapter of the California Council of the Blind holds its monthly meetings on Zoom on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. All are welcome.

    For more information, please contact Frank Welte at 510-541-1442 or Frank.A.Welte@gmail.com.

    Your Personal Safety Workshop 3

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    Your Personal Safety Workshop 3


    Oct 16

    Please join Katt Jones, George Freeman, and a panel of Self Defense experts from the STRIVE4You SEED program on Saturday October 16th at 1 pm pacific time for our third and final “Your Personal Safety Workshop.” This session will be all about answering your most dire safety questions to prepare you for getting back into the community. In preparation for this event, we are asking that you send your questions to kjones@lighthouse-sf.org.

    We want to know what safety issues are on your mind, whether it is about products you would like to use, techniques you are curious about, or simply clarification about material we covered in our two previous classes. This workshop is all about you.

    If you have any questions about this event please email jatoigue@lighthouse-sf.org or call 1-415-694-7618.

    RSVP to Your Personal Safety Workshop 3

  • East Bay Regional Park Tours

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    East Bay Regional Park Tours


    Oct 20

    Thanks to the generosity of the East Bay Regional Park District, LightHouse students of all ages and from all over have been able to come together monthly virtually to learn something new about the flora and fauna of the Bay Area. If you are blind or low vision and want to learn more about nature, we invite you to join us between 3:00 and 4:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month as our naturalist from the East Bay Regional Park District, Michael, leads us in that month’s nature lesson. The October 20th gathering will have us learning about the endangered species of the East Bay. If you have any questions or would like access to the zoom link for the East Bay Regional Park Tours series, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

  • Tecnología para Todos

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    Tecnología para Todos


    Oct 21

    Únete a la reunión mensual del departamento de Tecnologías de Asistencia de LightHouse. Tecnología para Todos, es un espacio en donde los usuarios comparten sus conocimientos y experiencias. Cada mes conversamos sobre distintos servicios, aplicaciones y dispositivos disponibles para personas ciegas y con baja visión. ¡Te esperamos!

    Fecha: Octubre 7 y 21

    Hora: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, tiempo del pacífico.

    Este evento será programado en la plataforma Zoom. Podrá acceder a Zoom desde una computadora, dispositivo móvil, o marcando directamente desde cualquier teléfono. Recibirá los datos de la reunión de Zoom al confirmar su participación mediante correo electrónico a: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org o dejando un mensaje de voz al (415) 694-7323.

    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.

    When: October 7 and 21

    Time: 2 - 4 PM Pacific Time

    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.

  • Una Tarde con Julieta Fox

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    Una Tarde con Julieta Fox


    Oct 22

    Una Tarde con Julieta Fox

    Cuándo: octubre 22, 2021, de 4:00 - 5:30 P.M.

    Dónde: por Zoom, plataforma virtual. Se puede unir usando una computadora, tableta, o Teléfono.

    Qué hay de nuevo en el Centro de Braille y Libros en Audio
    Sabían que por el servicio Nacional de librerías el TBBC produce 10 a 15 nuevos libros en audio cada semana? Acompañe bibliotecaria Julieta es de octubre para aprender más sobre este emocionante cambio, Y también todo lo Nuevo en su biblioteca NLS local. Julieta tendrá información sobre muchos temas incluyendo el método nuevo de más rápidamente mandar libros en audio a miembros del TBBC Y todos los programas nuevos en español. Adicionalmente, Julieta explicara el proceso para registrar este con el NLS, para que todos puedan disfrutar libros en audio, libros en Braille, o materiales para instrucción y disfrutamiento de música.

    Aparte de Libros, Julieta explicar a todos los otros servicios que él te BBC ofrece, incluyendo computadoras accesibles, formas de leer correo en español, boletos para museos, música y películas en español, Y hasta un programa de libros por correo que lleva materiales accesibles a personas en San Francisco que no pueden ir a la librería pública de San Francisco por su discapacidad. después de la presentación, Habrá tiempo para que Julieta conteste sus preguntas.

    Para registrarse, contacten a Esmeralda Soto por correo electrónico o teléfono: esoto@lighthouse-sf.org o 415–6 94–7323

    Una Tarde con Julieta Fox (an Evening with Julieta Fox)

    When: October 22, 2021 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM

    Where: Zoom. You can use a computer, tablet, or phone to join.

    What’s New at the Talking Books and Braille Center
    Did you know that through the National Library Service, the TBBC is adding 10 to 15 titles in Spanish to its collection of talking books every week? Join Librarian Julieta at the October meeting to learn about this exciting change, as well as all the latest happenings going on at your friendly neighborhood NLS library. From TBBC’s faster way of delivering books to its new Spanish-language programs, Julieta will have lots of good and useful information to share. Also, if you have not signed up for library service, Julieta will explain the application process so that you can start enjoying audiobooks, books in braille or music instruction and appreciation materials as soon as possible.

    Importantly though, the TBBC is more than just books, Julieta will also highlight the many other free resources and services at your disposal. As a part of the San Francisco Public Library, the TBBC is proud to offer accessible computer workstations, a scanner that can read your mail in Spanish, museum passes, Spanish-language music and movies, and even a Library by Mail program which delivers large print and other materials to SF residents whose disability prevents them from visiting the library. After her presentation, Julieta will answer questions from the audience.

    To RSVP contact Esmeralda Soto by email or phone at:
    esoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415–6 94–7323

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!