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LightHouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

The week's events

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Oct 4
Oct 5(3 events)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion October Virtual Workshop


Oct 5

October's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from October 5 through 30.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

9:30 am: The Business of Blindness Phone Chat: Make Coffee and Call Mike Cole


Oct 5

What does it really mean to be blind or low vision? Mike Cole, a veteran of all things blindness, will lead this call-in forum to discuss the many day-to-day ins-and-outs of blindness—from daily living in your home environment to navigating the vast expanse of bureaucracies. There's always a lively crowd sharing their own experiences, so make a cup of coffee (or tea), sit in your favorite chair and call in to chat the business of blindness.

For more information including dial in details, contact Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

 

4:00 pm: Ready, Set, Vote! Alameda County Edition (online)


Oct 5

Join officials from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters and find out all the key information about the upcoming 2020 General Election.

This presentation will cover the following information:

  • How to register to vote
  • Logistics of voting:
  • Vote by mail
  • Remote accessible voting
  • Voting in person and accessibility

This presentation will not cover the offices, measures, or propositions on the ballot.

There will be time for questions after the end of this presentation.

For Zoom info, RSVP to Serena Olsen at SOlsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Access more information about Accessible Voting in Alameda County.

 

Oct 6(4 events)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion October Virtual Workshop


Oct 6

October's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from October 5 through 30.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

11:00 am: Safe and Confident Movement for O & M Travel (Online) for Adults 55 and over


Oct 6

A course focusing on building balance and stability to allow for more confident movement.

Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards improving safety in movement for indoor and outdoor activities. Exercises performed during class will help students feel more sure-footed when navigating stairs, walking over uneven sidewalks, and moving around obstacles while using a white cane or dog guide. Exercises designed to ease the transition between sit-to-stand movements will also be incorporated.

In addition to completing simple and dual task activities, participants will learn how to conduct an at home safety assessment, evaluate elements that improve footwear stability, and develop a personalized balance program. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more self-assured in personal movement patterns and less anxious about falling.

The classes will be taught via Zoom or phone at the following dates and times:

Week 1: Tuesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 24 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Week 2: Tuesday, September 29 and Thursday, October 1 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Week 3: Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

There are no costs associated with this course for adults 55 and over living in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is 150.00, plus materials.

To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or O&M Specialist, Marie Trudelle, at MTrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students.

2:00 pm: Tech Together Online: The Wonder of Web Browsers


Oct 6

Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse Access Technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

October 6: The Wonder of Web Browsers
Web browsers are the software your computer and phone use to access web pages. Does it matter which web browser you use? What features of web browsers are important for those of us using access technology? What web browser features can help keep our information private when we go online? We’ll answer these questions and more.

October 13: What’s New in iOS 14
We’ll highlight what is new and what has changed in Apple’s latest operating system for iPhone users.

October 20: Victor Voyages
The Humanware Victor Stream and Victor Trek are popular tools for reading, recording, and accessing information. We’ll take a deep dive in to the features of these devices. If you have a Victor or are just wondering why that name is so often mentioned, this Tech Together is for you.

October 27: Siri Says
To round out our recent coverage of voice assistants, we’ll discuss the many things Siri can do, on both the iPhone and the Home Pod speaker

Join us for one or all these conversations. RSVP to ADecker@lighthouse-sf.org or leave a voicemail at 415-694-7343.

4:00 pm: Ready, Set, Vote! San Francisco Edition (Online)


Oct 6

Join officials from the San Francisco Registrar of Voters and find out all the key information about the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election.

This presentation will cover:

  • Key Election Dates
  • COVID-19 Safety Measures
  • Accessibility Resources
  • Information about Ranked choice voting

There will be time for questions after the end of this presentation.

Access more information about Accessible Voting Services in San Francisco at the SF Department of Elections. All registered voters will have access to the Accessible Vote-by-Mail system by October 5.

RSVP to Serena Olsen at SOlsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

If you need support completing your vote by mail ballot in advance, you may request a volunteer by emailing volunteer@lighthouse-sf.org or leaving a message at 415-694-7320.

Oct 7(1 event)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion October Virtual Workshop


Oct 7

October's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from October 5 through 30.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

Oct 8(2 events)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion October Virtual Workshop


Oct 8

October's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from October 5 through 30.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

11:00 am: Safe and Confident Movement for O & M Travel (Online) for Adults 55 and over


Oct 8

A course focusing on building balance and stability to allow for more confident movement.

Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards improving safety in movement for indoor and outdoor activities. Exercises performed during class will help students feel more sure-footed when navigating stairs, walking over uneven sidewalks, and moving around obstacles while using a white cane or dog guide. Exercises designed to ease the transition between sit-to-stand movements will also be incorporated.

In addition to completing simple and dual task activities, participants will learn how to conduct an at home safety assessment, evaluate elements that improve footwear stability, and develop a personalized balance program. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more self-assured in personal movement patterns and less anxious about falling.

The classes will be taught via Zoom or phone at the following dates and times:

Week 1: Tuesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 24 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Week 2: Tuesday, September 29 and Thursday, October 1 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Week 3: Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

There are no costs associated with this course for adults 55 and over living in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is 150.00, plus materials.

To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or O&M Specialist, Marie Trudelle, at MTrudelle@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students.

Oct 9(1 event)

9:00 am: Employment Immersion October Virtual Workshop


Oct 9

October's workshop runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays from October 5 through 30.

There IS a job market! Job seekers who are blind and have low vision are in demand to work remotely. Let LightHouse support you on your pathway to employment in these challenging times.

Our award-winning Employment Immersion program is now available virtually. Now is the time to join us via the Zoom conferencing platform. The program begins the first Monday of every month and runs each weekday. This comprehensive month-long training is specifically designed for people who are blind and have low vision. We are committed to providing group and individual guidance from the fundamentals of job search, to the complexities of disclosure of one’s disability with pride and confidence, to instruction on job search techniques, to honing interview skills. Most importantly, this program focuses on the participant’s individual job goals.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the team through email: EIteam@lighthouse-sf.org.

Oct 10

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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