LightHouse will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.

The week's events

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May 19
May 20(1 event)

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

May 20

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 day-to-day ins and outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies.

RSVP for The Business of Blindness online or to Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607.

May 21(1 event)

2:00 pm: Tech Together: May 2024 (online)

May 21

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

May 7: What Is Digital Accessibility?
Join the Access Technology team for an introduction to the concepts, principles, and best practices of digital accessibility.
RSVP online for What Is Digital Accessibility, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

May 14: Accessibility Advocacy for Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Did you know this Thursday is Global Accessibility Awareness Day? We’ll talk about how this day is observed, and discuss how to advocate for our digital accessibility needs.
RSVP online Accessibility Advocacy for Global Accessibility Awareness Day, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

May 21: Updates From Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Another Global Accessibility Awareness Day has come and gone. Join the Access Technology team and we’ll discuss updates in the digital accessibility space.
RVSP online for Updates From Global Accessibility Awareness Day, or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

May 22
May 23(1 event)

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

May 23

Enter a place of curiosity and discovery with likeminded people.  Learn how to make both functional and fanciful things while acquiring new hacks to measure and manage materials with little or no sight. Experimentation, problem solving and good conversation pair nicely with found objects, clay, fun papers and other materials to create one of a kind, DIY items for fun and function.

This month, May, let’s break out he air-dry clay and explore hand building techniques to create sculptures and vessels.

No RSVPs needed. For questions, contact Maia Scott at or 415-694-7608.

May 24(1 event)

10:00 am: Seeing AI Training for Seniors 65+ at Earle Baum Center (in-person)

May 24

Attention to Sonoma County Residents who have low vision and are 65 or older.

Interested in learning more about using Al apps on your iPhone or Android?

The Earle Baum Center is offering a free phone stand and two hours of training on how to use the Seeing Al App on iPhone and Android.

Cathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

    • Read mail
    • Read a bill
    • Read a letter on your own without someone else knowing your business
    • Identify what you have in the pantry (is the can beans or dog food?
    • Identify what currency you are handing a cashierCathy Mulhern will be teaching you how to use the Seeing Al App to:

What you need: Bring your phone and materials you want to be able to read and that you currently rely on others to read for you such as mail, a can of food etc.

Where: Earle Baum Center  at 4539 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

When: Fridays from 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 3.


  • Have Seeing Al app downloaded on iPhone or Android.
  • Know how to use Siri and have it set up for iPhone users.
  • Have not received a phone stand from Earle Baum Center.

RSVP: To Cathy Mulhern at 707-206-8486 by calling Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

May 25

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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