The week's events

  • Intro to Access Technology - Online

    Intro to Access Technology - Online

    Jul 14

    What is accessible technology and how do we learn to use it? If you, a friend or family member are a person who is new to blindness or having low vision, or new to using access technology tools, this event is for you.

    We’ll demonstrate how you can use mainstream tools like smartphones, voice assistants, and computers, as well as a few specialized gadgets for reading books and recording information at the touch of a button. We’ll talk about what services and resources are available for learning to use these tools, and we’ll give some tips for friends and family members who want to be supportive of the learning process.

    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. Email is the best way for us to send you the Zoom details, but if your household doesn’t have an email address yet, please share that in your RSVP so we can arrange to share the conference call information with you.

    RSVP to or by leaving a voicemail at 415-694-7368.


  • Hands-On Tactile Development (online)

    Hands-On Tactile Development (online)

    Jul 17

    Hands On Goes Virtual! Who? Students who find themselves wanting to add to their repertoire of Independent Living Skills and want to actively participate in learning, problem solving, and dialog with a small group.

    What Will You Do: Each week, ILS Instructors Dawn Leeflang and Bobbi Pompey will share information, skills, tips and tricks related to the theme. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, share your knowledge, and learn from other students. By the end of each session you will have learned new skills that you can immediately begin using in your day-to-day routine

    Where: Zoom conference calls will be used for each session. Once you haves RSVP’s you will get the dial-in information.

    When: Sessions will occur each Friday between 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    The July 17 class will be on tactile development.

    Starting in June, we will do a Tactile Development Series. Participants are encouraged to attend all workshops, if possible.This series will culminate with the creation of a Personal Vision Board (for example, a collage, a portrait, or abstract art), combining the skills learned and various sensory materials.

    June 5: Introduction to Tactile Development and Practical Applications around the home.

    June 12: Using Tactile Sense for Organization and Labeling
    Practice using your tactile (and other) senses to identify items, and learn ways to organize, label and mark items in your home or office. Time to raid your junk drawer, for rubber bands, safety pins, paper clips, and more...and perhaps organize that drawer in the process!

    June 19: Using Tactile Sense for Games, Hobbies, and Puzzles
    Please RSVP by 4pm on 6/12, to receive materials in the mail ahead of time. Learn about adapted games, how to adapt your own games with tactile markers. Participants will make their own tic-tac-toe board, and challenge themselves with a jigsaw puzzle.

    June 26: Using Tactile Sense in the Kitchen
    Learn several “kitchen hacks” or ways to use your tactile sense in the kitchen. Participants will make 1 or 2 simple treats that will engage their tactile sense. (Specific ingredients needed will be released, once enrolled).

    July 3: Culminating Project

    All questions are welcome. Stay tuned for future topics!

    How Do I Sign Up: Please RSVP to Briana Kusuma at or 415-694-7335.

    The Hands On Series of workshops are designed to not only provide information, but to provide hands on experience completing tasks and mastering skills. At the end of each workshop you will walk away with at least one skill that you can begin using in your life immediately. Each workshop will have a theme within the umbrella of Independent Living Skills. Themes may include; note taking, house hold projects, DIY cleaning products, make-up, household/office organization, container gardening, and meal prepping just to name a few!

    Sessions will occur each Friday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. over Zoom. Students of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to attend.

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!

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