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The week's events

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Oct 2
Oct 3(1 event)

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.

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike Cole (online)


Oct 3

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.

Oct 4(1 event)

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.

2:00 pm: Tech Together: October 2022 (online)


Oct 4

October 4: Unpacking PDFs
PDF, or Portable Document Format files are some of the most commonly used types of documents. If you're an access technology user, they just might be your most common source of techno-stress! We'll discuss strategies and techniques for reading PDF files, from the fully accessible to the completely inaccessible.

RSVP to Tech Together: Unpacking PDFs

October 11: Introduction to Access Technology
What is accessible technology and how do we learn to use it? If you, a friend or family member are a person who is new to blindness or having low vision, or new to using access technology tools, this event is for you. We’ll discuss how you can use mainstream tools like smartphones, voice assistants, and computers, as well as a few specialized gadgets for reading books and recording information at the touch of a button. We’ll talk about what services and resources are available for learning to use these tools, and we’ll give some tips for friends and family members who want to be supportive of the learning process.

RSVP to Introduction to Access Technology

October 18: What's New With iOS 16
With a new iOS version comes new features and changes to the iOS experience, but what does this mean for access technology users? How do you customize your lock screen? Can you really unsend a text message? What are the bugs or fixes you should know about before or after updating your phone? We'll discuss the ups and the downs of iOS 16 and share our tips and tricks.

RSVP to What's New with iOS16

October 25: Meet the Access Tech Team
Following our discussion in which we introduced access technology, lets take a look at the people behind the machines. Each trainer will discuss their favorite device or software that they teach, their favorite productivity tool, and their favorite app for entertainment.

RSVP to Meet the Access Tech Team

Oct 5(2 events)

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.

1:00 pm: G-VIBES Gratitude Sessions (online)


Oct 5

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.

Are you new to this program and need the link? RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-760

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.

6:30 pm: LightHouse plays Goalball! (in-person)


Oct 5

BORP Goalball practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The goalball practice is designed for all ages and experience levels and is free of charge. If you do not have your own Goalball equipment, we can provide you with elbow pads, knee pads, as well as eye shades.

A shuttle out of Lighthouse San Francisco will be available but will be limited and on a first come basis. If the need arises, we can also organize a group to meet at Lighthouse and travel together on BART. In order to confirm transportation details, please email: amartinez@lighthouse-sf.org.

When: Wednesday October 5th from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

Please note: Proof of full vaccination is required and will be checked for new participants

 

For more details, please email amartinez@lighthouse-sf.org

Oct 6(2 events)

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.

10:00 am: Sound Mind Body: Body Positive movement/Dance class (in-person)


Oct 6

This isn't your everyday dance class. It's a chance to experience the joy of movement he best way you know how while gently pushing your limits in a safe and supportive environment. Whether you enjoy meditative movement, breath work and yoga or have a flair for dances from Bollywood o ballroom, bring your heart and style to this class and share your love in motion with your community. This open-ended dance class celebrates you as the expert on your body, inviting you to dance from a chair or take over the floor. We warm up with intention, explore improvisation techniques, try on each other's movement styles and even perform for each other. Test your sense of spatial awareness, increase your flexibility and build confidence in the wonder that is you.
RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lighthosue-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

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.

11:00 am: Create in Community (in-person)


Oct 6

Get your creative juices flowing every week in the LightHouse Craft Room. We’ll explore a variety of different arts media and prompts that will change each month. Let loose your curiosity and sense of play in a supportive space where you are welcome to experiment with the current LightHouse 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 October, we will continue exploring book structures such as map fold books, one page zines and stab stitch books along with other paper things that cam be opened such as origami boxes and envelopes.

RSVP to Maia Scott at Mscott@lightouse-sf.org or 415-694-7608.

Oct 7
Oct 8

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!