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

The week's events

  • Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)

    Introduction to Access Technology Session 1: June/July 2022 (online)


    Jul 7

    This is an 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

    Here is a brief description of our 8-week curriculum and class schedule:

    • 06/09/2022: What Is Access Technology
      In this class, we will discuss what the term "Access Technology" means as well as the varied terminology one may come across in learning more about access technology.
    • 06/16/2022: Access Technology on Computers
      In this class, we will explain the different access technology options on computers by covering Magnification or Zoom options on the Windows and Mac for low vision users. We will also cover the steps to navigate the keyboard and to perform different tasks using Screen Reader on a Windows or Mac.
    • 06/23/2022: Access Technology on Smartphones
      In this class, we will cover access technology options on smartphones and how to activate screen readers such as Voice Over on iOS and Talk Back on Android devices.
    • 06/30/2022: Virtual Assistants and Smart Speakers
      In this class, we will review the various voice assistant options such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant as well as Smart Speakers such as Homepod, Google Nest, and Echo. Additionally, we will cover the strengths and best uses for these voice assistants.
    • 07/07/2022: The Home Screen and Phone Calls:In this class, we will unlock the smartphone and navigate the home screen items and putting our previously learned skills to the test. We will also use virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant to open applications and make phone calls.
    • 07/14/2022: Notetaking with Access TechnologyIn this class, we will discuss the different aspects to notetaking whether it be in an academic, professional, or personal context and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones and computers.
    • 07/21/2022: Text Messages and Email
      In this class, we will explore the basic layout of messaging and email applications and the conversations within the messaging and mail applications. We will also continue to apply our skills and use Siri or Google Assistant to read send, read, and play back text messages and emails.
    • 07/28/2022: System Settings and Downloading Apps
      In this last class, we will learn to adjust system settings, use Siri/Google Assistant to toggle options such as Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb, Dark Mode, etc., and search for apps on the App Store or Play Store. Then we will learn how to download and explore new applications.

    Session 1is full. But you may RSVP for Session 2 which will start in August to jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the class email list and waitlist.

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)

    Tecnología para Todos (en línea)


    Jul 7

    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!

    jueves, 7 y 21 de julio del 2 al 4 pacifico

    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

    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.

    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.

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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