LightHouse offices are closed for in-person services through January 4, 2021. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
|Sep 27||Sep 28||Sep 29
7:00 pm: Not So Bored Game Night (online)
Sep 29 –
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 JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.
|Sep 30||Oct 1
4:00 pm: Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club
Oct 1 –
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 JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.
12:00 pm: Accessible Voting During a Pandemic - Know Your Rights
Oct 2 –
Exercising our right to vote independently and privately is still a very hit-and-miss affair. There are so many variables that can go wrong, between us and our vote. Having an accessible way of registering to vote, accessing the material to be able to make an informed choice, getting to the polling place, finding officials who know what to do to accommodate a blind or low vision voter, the list goes on and on. And that’s just in a normal election. Throw a pandemic in to the mix and many people will be forced to cast their vote through absentee or mail-in ballot, yet another layer of complexity to navigate.
To discuss whether we will actually be able to vote accessibly during this extraordinary time, LightHouse is holding an information panel to help you make the most informed choice on the best way to make your vote count.
How does your state compare to others?
Will measures be in place in time for you to cast your ballot independently?
How can you do your bit to ensure your vote is counted?
Our panelists include:
Renown Disability Rights attorney Eve Hill
Michelle Bishop, Voter Access & Engagement Manager, from the National Disability Rights Network
Ardis Bazyn from the California Council of the Blind.
This impressive panel will give you detailed information about the provisions available to you and the best ways to inform yourself about what you should expect during the lead-up to, and on, November 3.
RSVP to Andrea Vecchione at AVecchione@lighthouse-sf.org.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
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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.