We have resumed select face-to-face services for students by appointment and virtual classes continue to be offered. If you would like to discuss face-to-face services, please get in touch with your current LightHouse contact. All other inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com or give us a call at 415-431-1481.
LightHouse will be closed Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
5:30 pm: Translating Space Images Into Sound: A Youth and Family Lesson About Making Space Accessible
Jan 25 –
Translating Space Images Into Sound: A Youth and Family Lesson About Making Space Accessible
Monday, January 25th @ 5:30pm
Join us as we hear from visualization scientist Kimberly Kowal Arcand from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory along with collaborator, astrophysicist and musician Matt Russo from science-art outreach project SYSTEM Sounds as we learn about a new sonification technique that translates cosmic images into music. Our conversation and proceeding presentation from Kimberly will go into more detail about how they do this and answer any questions you may have about this cool new way we represent data and images of space. For more information about this project that we will be learning about during the presentation, please feel free to check out the below article from The Harvard Crimson – https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2020/10/23/cosmos-into-sound/
Who: Families with at least one blind and low vision person
What: presentation about how scientists have translated space images into music
When: Monday, January 25th from 5:30 to 6:00 pm
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 Friday before the program
Jan 26 –
Yoga: Alignment Flow – Online, Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
LightHouse yoga instructor Kimm Ropicky knows that now, more than ever, it’s vital to our health and wellbeing to get some movement into our lives. Kimm is offering an online class to the LightHouse community. All levels of experience are welcome. The sequence of postures will be consistent, changing quarterly, move slowly to provide ample time to transition between movements, and include insightful tools to learn alignment at home. Joining the Zoom meeting with your video enabled allows Kimm to provide more detailed feedback, particularly in the event you ask for clarification.
What You Need to Know:
Jan 26 –
Each week students from the Lighthouse Youth Program gather for our virtual Not So Bored Game Night. A weekly evening of fun and games for Blind and low vision youth from all over. Games start at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings and will include trivia contests, scavenger hunts and other interactive games that will have youth making friends. In addition, the LightHouse staff each week’s games will be led by a guest mentor that will also share insight into their education, career and life as a person who is blind or has low vision.
Who: students under 18 that are blind or have low vision
If you are interested in signing up for the Not So Bored Game Night, please contact Jamey Gump by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.
Jan 27 –
Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. PST
For dial in information, contact Jaclyne Atoigue (contact information below).
Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both 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. For more information contact Jaclyne Atoigue at email@example.com or call 510-925-2943.
Jan 28 –
To help you break up the routine and escape for some fun, join your friends for our weekly Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club. This weekly remote social gathering of blind and low vision youth takes place over zoom on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm. Films will be family-friendly and have audio descriptions enabled. Join us each week to help choose future films. Past films have included: Toy Story, Frozen, Inside out, Minions, Lion King and many other classics.
Who: Students under 18 that are Blind or have Low Vision
Parents & Guardians, we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.
If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.
Jan 29 –
NOTE: Event description is first presented in Spanish followed by English.
Cuándo: Enero 29, 2021 de 7:00 PM a 8:00 PM
Dónde: Zoom, plataforma virtual (en cualquier lugar se puede acceder a alguna reunión de Zoom. Puede unirse usando su teléfono, tableta, o computadora. La información de Zoomserá compartida con los que se registren antes del evento.)
Quen: Familias de estudiantes ciegos o con baja visión de 14 a 22 años de edad
Que: Todos son bienvenidos! En comunidad es un programa diseñado para traer recursos e información relevante a estudiantes y sus familias, en español. Vengan a aprender, hacer preguntas, A construir comunidades con otras familias de estudiantes ciegos o con baja visión, y A conocer mentors.
Nuevo año, nuevos aparatos! Han tenido curiosidades sobre aparatos que pueden hacer sus vidas más fáciles y accesibles? Tienen algún aparato favorito que quieran compartir con otros, que ha beneficiado sus experiencias como estudiantes ciegos o de baja vista? Entonces vengan a En Comunidad este 29 de Enero, donde estaremos empezando el año nuevo compartiendo todos nuestros aparatos y tecnología favorita. Traigan a sus familias, sus amigos, y algo para compartir, y pasenla tarde con sus compañeros!
Para preguntas o para reservar, por favor de contactar a Daisy Soto a:
En Comunidad (In Community)
When: January 29, 2021, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Via Zoom (Zoom can be accessed almost anywhere. Join us by using your phone, tablet, or computer. Zoom information will be shared prior to the event with those who RSVP.)
Who: Families of youth ages 14-22 and their blind and low vision child or student.
What: All are welcome! En Comunidad is a program designed to bring students and their families valuable resources and relevant information, in Spanish. Come to learn, ask questions, build connections with fellow families of blind and low vision students, and meet blind mentors!
New year, new gear! Do you have a favorite item that has made your life easier or more accessible lately? Want to share and learn about all kinds of cool new gadgets? Then come join us for En Comunidad this January, where we’ll be chatting about all the fun and useful tools we’ve been loving. Bring your friends, families, and favorite gadgets, and join us for what is sure to be an informative and exciting evening!
For any questions and to RSVP, please contact Daisy Soto at:
Jan 30 –
LightHouse Summer Training Programs for Transition-Age Youth
Saturday, January 30 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
We invite all students, families, and teachers to come learn about our (1) YES Summer Academy and (2) Leadership Summer Summit - Counselor in Training (CIT) Programs for 2021! Both programs are currently expected to take place at our Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC) in Napa.
Annual Youth Employment Services (YES) Summer Academy
The LightHouse annual YES Summer Academy is a highly anticipated experience designed for working age blind and low vision youth and young adults. Students will have access to an unforgettable summer filled with engaging and valuable learning opportunities as they participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness seminars, paid work-based experiences, mentoring conversations, and memorable social activities all wile connecting with life-long friends and mentors and supportive LightHouse staff. Prepare to participate in an innovative and comprehensive pre-employment and independence skills filled summer connected to an empowering and supportive community!
Leadership Summer Summit: Enchanted Hills Camp Leadership and Counselor in Training Program
The Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC) Leadership and Counselor in Training Program (CIT) focuses on developing blind/low vision leaders in an integrated environment through soft-skills development and job exploration. Training takes place through discussion, observation and practice under the supervision of LightHouse staff and EHC Summer Administration. Most importantly a successful participant will develop a strong work ethic and leadership skills that can be applied in many aspects of a young adult’s life and beyond.
Join us to learn about both programs and receive information on how to apply and be prepared for an unforgettable summer!
If you have any questions or would like to be part of the LightHouse Summer Training Programs for Transition-Age Youth event, contact the Youth Team at Youth@lighthouse-sf.org. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 28 to receive the Zoom link to join the event.
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.