The week's events

  • Shotgun Players Presents "Yerma" with Audio Description (in-person)

    Shotgun Players Presents "Yerma" with Audio Description (in-person)

    Jun 4

    West Coast premiere! Set in Southern California in the 1930s, Yerma is Lorca’s lyrical exploration of infertility, feminism, and obsession. Yerma is a woman who deeply loves her husband Juan, but she longs above all to have a child. In this darkly poetic fable, Yerma’s all-consuming desire propels her into a collision with the universe that is urgent and terrible in scope. Join Shotgun Players and Gravity Access for a haptic tour and audio-described performance on Sunday, June 4. Use code 10AMO to save $10 off.

    The haptic tour begins at 4:00 pm and the performance at 5:00 pm.Ashby Stage is in Berkeley at 1901 Ashby Ave., just across the street from the northwest corner of the Ashby BART parking lot.

    Buy tickets online for Yerma or call the Shotgun Players box office: 510-841-6500 ext. 303.

    Yerma audio trailer
    Yerma content advisories
    Yerma program

  • The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    The Business of Blindness: Coffee with Mike (online)

    Jun 5

    What does it mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, leads 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.


    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

    State of the Art: Checking in on the Evolution of Access Practices for Blind and Low Vision Audiences in Bay Area Performing Arts (in-person)

    State of the Art: Checking in on the Evolution of Access Practices for Blind and Low Vision Audiences in Bay Area Performing Arts (in-person)

    Jun 5

    Join Lighthouse for the Blind and Gravity Access Services as they host a discussion on the evolution of access practices for Blind and Low Vision audiences in the Performing Arts in the Bay Area and beyond. Please come and be in conversation with thought leaders about Access from the Blind Community, Bay Area Theaters, Artists and Funders that are all figuring out how to do this important work together.

    To RSVP, contact Maia: or 415-694-7608.

    This event is funded by a Creative Work Fund grant.

    Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)

    Vision: Peer-led Support Group (online)

    Jun 5

    Vision is a peer-led drop-in support group that runs on a 12-week cycle of topics based on Hannah Fairbairn’s 2019 book, “When You Can't Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery”. On the first and third Mondays of the month, we meet to discuss different topics and share our experiences, thoughts, and knowledge. We are people with similar experiences who genuinely want to support one another in all aspects of living independently with our changing vision.

    Reading is not required. However, if you would like topic details beyond our discussions, please refer to the book which is available on the National Library Service Braille and Audio Recoding Download (BARD) at book number: DBC11619.

    June 5: Retraining Your Senses and Your Brain (Chapter 5)

    RSVP online for Vision: Peer-led Support Group or contact Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

  • Museum of Craft & Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)

    Museum of Craft & Design Descriptive & Haptic Tour (in-person)

    Jun 6

    The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design continues its ongoing partnership LightHouse with an invitation to visit its latest exhibits:

    FIGHT AND FLIGHT: CRAFTING A BAY AREA LIFE - A timely examination of the Bay Area arts ecosystem featuring 23 local artists who, despite the many crises of our times, continue to call the Bay Area a creative home.

    CONCRETE JOURNALS: ANNE HICKS SIBERELL - Drawing inspiration from ancient cuneiform tablets, Siberell commits her diaristic collages to concrete–a literal and figurative manner of preserving the past.

    After we tour the exhibitions, complete with descriptive details and haptic opportunities, we are invited to spend the last twenty to thirty minutes experiencing an art activation process inspired by one of the exhibitions.

    RSVP by June 2 to Maia Scott at or 415-694-7608.

    Tech Together: June 2023 (online)

    Tech Together: June 2023 (online)

    Jun 6

    Join the Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times.

    June 6: Braille, On Display
    Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on the intersection of tech and Braille. From Braille displays and notetakers, to Braille input methods on our favorite devices, we will highlight and celebrate all that is technical and tactile!

    RSVP online for Braille, On Display or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 13: Wellness and Self-Care
    Join the Access Technology team for a discussion on enhancing your wellness routines with tech. We'll discuss sleep trackers, meditation and relaxation apps, accessible fitness devices, and all the ways to take care of the most important component of access technology, the person using it!

    RSVP online for Wellness and Self-Care or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 20: Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos
    The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome Ian Ramos of Access Ingenuity to the Tech Together community! Ian will be joining us to share what's new and what's coming soon with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion, and highlighting some of Freedom Scientific's low vision and Braille devices. Join us as we celebrate one of the most popular and long-established producers of access technology products!

    RSVP online for Highlights From Freedom Scientific, with Ian Ramos or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    June 27: ACB and NFB Convention Information
    Convention season is upon us once more! Both the American Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind will be holding their summer conventions in person this year, with virtual participation options. Whether you’ve never attended such a gathering of blind community, or you’re a veteran convention goer, we’ll share all the ways you can participate, connect and explore during these memorable celebrations of blind empowerment!

    RSVP online for ACB and NFB Convention Information or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

  • Stress Reduction and Meditation (online)

    Stress Reduction and Meditation (online)

    Jun 7

    We offer a series of short, meditation-based practices each Wednesday morning for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for beginners and advanced practitioners, and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

    RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

    Gratitude VIBES (online)

    Gratitude VIBES (online)

    Jun 7

    Gratitude-VIBES are Visually Impaired Blind Energizing Sessions. Experience weekly presentations that motivate and rejuvenate as students share what Energizes them. Expressing gratitude is a powerful way to boost morale and build connections, even when meeting virtually. Individual check-ins and a gratitude exercise follow presentations.
    RSVP online for Gratitude-VIBES or contact Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.
    Goalball with BORP (in-person)

    Goalball with BORP (in-person)

    Jun 7

    Bay Are Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) Goalball Practice is a fun way to get exercise and meet new people. The practice is designed for beginners and experienced players. If you do not have your own equipment, we can provide you with both elbow and knee pads and eyeshades.

    When: Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Where: The gym is located at 2100 Browning St. Berkeley

    For more details, please contact Brandon Young

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

  • Little Learners Playgroup (online)

    Little Learners Playgroup (online)

    Jun 8

    Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!

    For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at or call 415-694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!

    LightHouse Day!

    LightHouse Day!

    Jun 8

    LightHouse Day

    When: Thursday, June 8, 3 – 5 PM

    Where: 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco

    RSVP: Please follow this link

    Join us on Thursday, June 8, to celebrate LightHouse and the Blind Community! Enjoy an afternoon of fun and festive activities for the whole family – including a white cane obstacle course and live cooking demo! Learn how to braille your name, meet a few friendly guide dogs, explore accessible games and tactile treasures, and see the world from a whole new perspective! All are welcome. To RSVP follow this link.

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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