Calendar

The week's events

  • Tech Together: December 2023 (online)

    Tech Together: December 2023 (online)


    Dec 5

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

    December 5: What's New with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion 2024 with Ian Ramos
    The LightHouse Access Technology team is honored and delighted to welcome back Ian Ramos of Access Ingenuity. Ian will be joining us to discuss new features in the latest releases of JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion.
    RSVP online for What's New with JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    December 12: Tech Wish Lists
    What's on your access technology wish list this year? Join the AT team and we'll all discuss the devices, gadgets and accessories we'd like to get our hands on for the holidays.
    RSVP online for Tech Wish Lists or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7684.

    No other Tech Together until January 16, 2024

  • Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)

    Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


    Dec 6

    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 comfo rtable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

    RSVP online to Stress Reduction and Meditation or to Sabrina Bolus at SBolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

    EHC Virtual Campfire (online)

    EHC Virtual Campfire (online)


    Dec 6

    These fun-filled evenings will consist of Enchanted Hills Camp updates, songs, alumni check-ins and LightHouse information and resources. All are welcome to join.

    RSVP to Andrew Martinez at AMartinez@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7642.

     

  • Tecnologia para Todos (online)

    Tecnologia para Todos (online)


    Dec 7

    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 Fernando Macias at FMacias@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7670

    Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Winter Concert

    Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Winter Concert


    Dec 7

    For the fourth year in a row, alumni staff of Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC) wish to show their appreciation for the LightHouse community by hosting a free virtual EHC Alumni holiday concert. These are performers who have served as program staff over the years and will join current LightHouse and EHC staffers to celebrate the spirit of EHC past, present, and future.

    This year’s performers are Hanna Clemenson, Christina Daniels, Derek Dittmar, Rachael Grider, Mariana Sandoval and Masceo Williams.

    Camp Director, Tony Fletcher says, “When we enter the cold and dark days of late fall and prepare for winter, many of the alumni of EHC truly look forward to any opportunities for us to gather and celebrate one of our favorite locations on earth. One of the special gatherings is the Virtual Holiday Concert. All the performers have deep connections to EHC as staff members, and for many, as former campers. This is a show built around gratitude. This year we focus on saying thank you to the many generous donors that supported Giving Tuesday for the LightHouse’s Little Learners Program that uses Enchanted Hills for a family camp weekend.

    “We hope listeners will enjoy not only the music, but also the chance to hear and see the performers that have been their counselors and area leaders at EHC over the years.”

    What: EHC Virtual Alumni Holiday Concert

    When: Thursday, December 7, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Where: Enchanted Hills Camp Facebook page, no Facebook account is necessary to view the live-streamed concert.

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club for Teen and Young Adult: Stranger Things (online)

    Reel Escape Audio Description Club for Teen and Young Adult: Stranger Things (online)


    Dec 7

    Are you looking for a thrilling escape into the world of science fiction and mystery? Look no further! The Reel Escape Audio Description Club is back this fall, bringing together blind and low vision teens and young adults for an exciting social gathering over an audio-described TV show.

    We'll be embarking on an unforgettable journey into the 1980s with the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. This captivating show revolves around a group of kids in a small town, facing supernatural mysteries, government conspiracies, and the enigmatic powers of a mysterious girl with psychokinetic abilities.

    Every Thursday evening at 8:00 pm, join us via Zoom to watch the latest episode of Stranger Things and connect with your LightHouse and EHC friends. It's a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of excitement and adventure while enjoying the company of like-minded peers.

    Check out the official Stranger Things trailer.

    Parents, Please Take Note: Stranger Things is rated TV-14 for horror elements and language, which may not be suitable for kids under 17. While Seasons 1-3 were rated TV-14, Season 4 received a TV-MA rating. For more detailed information, you can check the Stranger Things Parental Guide. If you are under 18 and wish to join this series, we kindly request your parent or guardian to contact a LightHouse Youth Team member with written permission for your participation.

    RVSP to Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372.

  • YES Weekend Workshop: Giving Back and Growing your Community (in-person)

    YES Weekend Workshop: Giving Back and Growing your Community (in-person)

    (All day)
    Dec 8 Dec 10

    Friday December 8 3:00 PM – December 10 12:00 PM, 2023

    Volunteerism plays a crucial role in many aspects of college and career journeys. Whether you’re wondering how to add some of those volunteer hours to a college application, hoping to find ways to gain experience as you chose a career path, or want to socialize with others and meet new friends, join us this December to discuss and learn about how to get involved in your community, while giving back to others. Hear from blind and low-vision mentors about various volunteerism endeavors and how they first got involved, ensured things were accessible, and benefited from their experiences. The weekend will culminate with students volunteering themselves to throw a thrilling holiday celebration for their youth program friends. Join us for an exciting weekend of growing independence, giving back, and getting to connect with mentors and peers!

    YES (Youth Employment Services) workshops are monthly weekend-long learning experiences for youth and young adults who are enthusiastic about realizing their dream careers, emphasizing the vocational enrichment of low vision and blind youth, providing access to a multifaceted array of mentorship, employment readiness skills, and alternative accessible techniques. Each YES workshop focuses on a specific theme and offers an array of self-advocacy, assistive technology, living skills, and soft skills curricula empowering students to strive toward future employment or post-secondary educational success. The weekend is spent learning from blind and low vision mentors, connecting with blind and low vision peers, and engaging in creative hands-on activities which further support youth to explore and achieve their individualized and professional goals.

    Students will hear from blind and low-vision mentors about their education and career journeys, and how their varied volunteer opportunities impacted their experiences and growth.

    Participants will have opportunities to practice their advocacy skills during conversations and role-playing exercises focused on accessibility barriers when seeking volunteerism opportunities. They will learn new strategies from mentors, talk through concerns they might have about stepping into these new environments, and have time to ask questions.

    Students will hone assistive technology skills by researching volunteer opportunities that might be relevant to them, navigate online volunteer applications, and work on putting together updated resumes.

    The over-night nature of the YES workshop provides opportunities for students to refine their workplace readiness soft skills including effective social and professional communication and independent living all while building community with their blind and low vision peers and mentors.

    When: Friday December 8 3:00 PM – December 10 12:00 PM, 2023

    Who: Blind and low-vision youth between the ages of 16-24

    To apply: Contact Daisy Soto at dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328. Please be sure to include your DOR counselor’s contact details so that updated authorization information can be shared.

    *Note: This is a DOR-funded program, and we ask that you please RSVP with us one week prior to the event (December 1).

  • YES Weekend Workshop: Giving Back and Growing your Community (in-person)

    YES Weekend Workshop: Giving Back and Growing your Community (in-person)

    (All day)
    Dec 8 Dec 10

    Friday December 8 3:00 PM – December 10 12:00 PM, 2023

    Volunteerism plays a crucial role in many aspects of college and career journeys. Whether you’re wondering how to add some of those volunteer hours to a college application, hoping to find ways to gain experience as you chose a career path, or want to socialize with others and meet new friends, join us this December to discuss and learn about how to get involved in your community, while giving back to others. Hear from blind and low-vision mentors about various volunteerism endeavors and how they first got involved, ensured things were accessible, and benefited from their experiences. The weekend will culminate with students volunteering themselves to throw a thrilling holiday celebration for their youth program friends. Join us for an exciting weekend of growing independence, giving back, and getting to connect with mentors and peers!

    YES (Youth Employment Services) workshops are monthly weekend-long learning experiences for youth and young adults who are enthusiastic about realizing their dream careers, emphasizing the vocational enrichment of low vision and blind youth, providing access to a multifaceted array of mentorship, employment readiness skills, and alternative accessible techniques. Each YES workshop focuses on a specific theme and offers an array of self-advocacy, assistive technology, living skills, and soft skills curricula empowering students to strive toward future employment or post-secondary educational success. The weekend is spent learning from blind and low vision mentors, connecting with blind and low vision peers, and engaging in creative hands-on activities which further support youth to explore and achieve their individualized and professional goals.

    Students will hear from blind and low-vision mentors about their education and career journeys, and how their varied volunteer opportunities impacted their experiences and growth.

    Participants will have opportunities to practice their advocacy skills during conversations and role-playing exercises focused on accessibility barriers when seeking volunteerism opportunities. They will learn new strategies from mentors, talk through concerns they might have about stepping into these new environments, and have time to ask questions.

    Students will hone assistive technology skills by researching volunteer opportunities that might be relevant to them, navigate online volunteer applications, and work on putting together updated resumes.

    The over-night nature of the YES workshop provides opportunities for students to refine their workplace readiness soft skills including effective social and professional communication and independent living all while building community with their blind and low vision peers and mentors.

    When: Friday December 8 3:00 PM – December 10 12:00 PM, 2023

    Who: Blind and low-vision youth between the ages of 16-24

    To apply: Contact Daisy Soto at dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7328. Please be sure to include your DOR counselor’s contact details so that updated authorization information can be shared.

    *Note: This is a DOR-funded program, and we ask that you please RSVP with us one week prior to the event (December 1).

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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