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Events in August 2021

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Aug 10(1 event)

5:00 pm: National Federation of the Blind San Francisco Chapter Meeting (online)


Aug 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)

Aug 11
Aug 12(1 event)

9:00 am: Adapting Comics for Blind and Low Vision Readers


Aug 12

Adapting Comics for Blind and Low Vision Readers

Presented by: San Francisco State University's Comic Studies Department, The Program for Vision Impairments, and the Longmore Institute on Disability

Sponsored by: Amazon

Comics are currently a dominant force in popular culture, while simultaneously being increasingly recognized as a significant means for supporting literacy and a valuable tool for education in the classroom. Stories told in their pages often promote diversity and chronicle the lives of the marginalized, and yet the form itself completely leaves out the blind and low vision audience. With the mass popularity of comics, the industry is in dire need to find ways and set standards to create better access to comics for blind and low vision readers.

Join us for a one-day, free, virtual public international symposium on August 12 to explore the many tactics for developing greater access in comics, from audio description to tactile- and haptic-based emerging technologies. The voices of blind experts will be central, supporting the disability rights slogan of “Nothing About Us Without Us,” in dialogue with comic artists and access innovators with and without vision impairments.

ASL interpretation, Live CART  and audio description will be provided.

Schedule (all times in Pacific)  

9:00 am to 9:30 am:  Welcome and Keynote
9:30 am to 10:45 am: Panel 1, Audio Approaches to Accessible Comics
11:00 am to 12:15 pm: Panel 2, Tactile Approaches (2.5D and 3D) to Accessible Comics
12:15pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm: Panel 3, Emerging Technologies: Haptics and Screen-Based Approaches
2:30 pm  to 3:45 pm: Panel 4, Depictions of Blindness in Comics
3:45 pm to 4:15 pm: Keynote and Closing

Register for Adapting Comics for Blind and Low Vision Readers

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Aug 17(1 event)

7:00 pm: College Spaces from Different Places: Wrapping up summer, Jumping into Fall


Aug 17

Who says the fun has to stop just because summer is coming to a close? The College Spaces team is so excited to reconnect with new and old friends at our August meeting! We want to hear about all the great things you did this summer, and all the exciting things you’re looking forward to as the new schoolyear begins. Bring a new friend or two and join us for what is sure to be a fantastic conversation.

College Spaces from Different Places is a peer-led student organization which cultivates connections and community for all undergraduate college students. This group is designed by and for students who are blind or have low vision to have fun, build community, and share in our struggles and accomplishments. Many undergrads are currently missing out on forming social connections on their own college campus. Therefore, joining College Spaces from Different Places will give you an opportunity to come together with others from across the state. Leave your books and syllabi behind and join us!

 RVSP by August 13 or send questions to Daisy Soto at DSoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328. You DO NOT need any authorizations from the DOR to join.

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5:00 pm: Community Bingo Goes Virtual


Aug 20

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 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.

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Aug 28(1 event)

1:00 pm: Your Personal Safety: Getting Back to Normal, Part Two


Aug 28

In response to an increase in anti-Asian violence and apprehensions among LightHouse students about venturing out, LightHouse’s Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (BIDE) task force presents the second in a series of personal safety workshops in collaboration with George Freeman of KATMA Defense. George Freeman is an Advance Instructor with SEED which is a program of STRIVE 4You.

This workshop is the second in a three-part series and for all LightHouse community members. It will take a deeper dive into boundary setting and de-escalation techniques, plus additional tips, strategies, and approaches for feeling more confident about being out in the community. Portions of the presentation will be interactive so be prepared for an informative and engaging event.

Saturday, August 28 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

RSVP for Your Personal Safety: Part Two.

If you have questions about the workshop, please email Jaclyne at jatoigue@lighthouse-sf.org, or call 415-694-7618.

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Sep 2(1 event)

7:00 pm: College Spaces From Different Places: College Spaces Cafe


Sep 2

College Spaces Café: Meeting 1

When: Thursday, September 2, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Whether you’re studying for an upcoming test, grabbing a snack, or just venting with new and old friends, time spent at a café is an integral part of the college experience. With this in mind, the College Spaces Team is so excited to debut the College Spaces Café, a virtual hang out spot for blind and low-vision college students, launching Thursday September 2nd, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. This month’s topic will be transitioning into the new semester – whether that means simply starting a new school year, transferring to a new school, or switching between virtual and in-person classes, we’re hear to chat about it all! Bring your favorite snack and café beverage of choice, and join us!

To RSVP, reach out to Daisy at 415-694-7328
Or dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org

*You do not need an authorization from the DOR to join *

Sep 3(1 event)

8:00 pm: Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils


Sep 3

Reel Escape Audio Description Club: Friday Evening Daredevils
Friday evenings @ 8:00 pm

We all need an escape at times, and with the Real Escape Audio Description Club you can do just that with your blind and low vision friends. After a summer break and some adjustment to when our club gathers, we are excited announce our fall 2021 program options for the many ages of youth we work with. Starting on Friday, September 3rd, teens, and young adults will gather to watch the Netflix series, Daredevil, a TV series about a blind attorney by day and vigilante by night. Our weekly gathering will start at 8:00 pm Friday evenings, leaving plenty of time to watch that week’s episode and connect with your EHC and LightHouse friends.

***Parents Please Note*** – the Daredevil TV Series has adult content and is rated TV-MA and contains the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), and graphic violence (V). A more detailed parental guide can be found at - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322312/parentalguide If any youth under the age of 18 wish to join this series, they must have a parent or guardian contact a LightHouse youth team member with written permission for their child to participate.

Who: older teens and young adults that are blind or low vision
What: audio description media club via Zoom
When: Friday evenings @ 8:00 pm (Daredevil series for teens and young adults)
Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program

If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at (415) 694-7372.

Sep 4

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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