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Events in June 2020

  • Estate Planning 101: What You Need To Know

    Estate Planning 101: What You Need To Know

    Jun 5

    Kevan Warren is a Trusts and Estates Attorney in Albany California. He specializes in tailoring comprehensive estate planning documents for clients, and advises trustees and executors on the administration of a decedent’s estate in compliance with California law. Join Kevan and LightHouse via Zoom remote access to get started on your own legacy giving plan and learn the basics of estate planning from an expert. Friday, June 5, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

    To receive your personal Zoom remote access link to the workshop, please RSVP by Wednesday, June 3 to Paul Blaney, Manager of Individual Giving at or call: 415-694-7313.

    Can’t join us? Please let Paul know if you’d like a LightHouse Estate Giving Guide or information about joining the LightHouse Legacy Society. This unprecedented time of the coronavirus has been scary and challenging for everybody, especially members of the blind community, who feel isolated from the world. Support LightHouse's COVID-19 Response, including our Care Calls, by donating here. Thank you!

  • LightHouse Day! (online)

    LightHouse Day! (online)

    Jun 10

    Join us online for a special Lighthouse Day Lunch and Learn celebration, June 10 from noon to 1:00 p.m. LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin will kick things off with a welcome and share an update about LightHouse’s current programs and the future. Gil Johnson, a previous LightHouse Board Chair, longtime friend, and former staff member, will give us some interesting little-known facts about LightHouse history.

    At the conclusion of the hour, Enchanted Hills Camp Director, Tony Fletcher, and Rehabilitation Services Director, Kathy Abrahamson, will host a LightHouse trivia contest with prizes.

    You won't want to miss this. Stay connected with your LightHouse community while we are social distancing. RSVP to Andrea Vecchione at We look forward to being with you.

    Wednesday, June 10 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

  • Design the Best Accessible Signs (online)

    Design the Best Accessible Signs (online)

    Jun 16

    Attention architects, sign makers and graphic designers: Do you struggle with accessible signage? Are you familiar with the codes, but unclear on the reasons behind them? Do you think accessible signage has to be ugly to be compliant?
    LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting a training session that will explore the 2010 ADA Standards and 2019 California Building Code, the reasons behind them, and how to get the best possible accessible signage that looks elegant and satisfies the needs of multiple categories of users.

    is the link for the official event from SF Design Week.

    This is an SF Design Week webinar. Contact BJ Epstein at LightHouse at for registration details.
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  • Cards Against Humanity (online)

    Cards Against Humanity (online)

    Jun 19

    Join in on sizzling hot fun with a side of ridiculous while we gather for a few hours of Cards Against Humanity (CAH) hosted by Bay Area Blind Mom. On the third Friday of the summer months, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., log onto RS Games for an adults-only card night. Grab your favorite beverage and join friends across the nation on the RS Game platform and a little Zoom convo.

    You must be comfortable with, or willing to learn, both the Zoom and RS Games platform. Prior knowledge of how to play CAH is not necessary. Detailed instructions on how to play CAH on RS Games will be handled just prior to playing the game. For details on how to join the Zoom chat and the actual Cards Against Humanity game, you must be 18 years of age or older and RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen for the game night password and Zoom access info: or 415-694-7316.

    Have burning questions? Here are some answers that might help.
    Q: How do I download RS Games?
    A: To download RS Games, visit and navigate to the download heading for the software appropriate to your preferred device.

    Q: What type of device is necessary for playing?
    A: Computers work best on the RS Games platform. However, with a little extra effort, smart phones do work.

    Q: How will I know which game to join?
    A: Select Cards Against Humanity from the list of games in the main menu of RS Games. Select join and find the game hosted by Bay Area Blind Mom. The password will be provided with Zoom access info.

    Q: Why is there a Zoom part to the evening’s festivities.
    A: Although RS Games has a voice chat option, it often makes glitches happen in the game. Being able to chat with friends on a separate platform such as Zoom makes for fun and frivolity. Simultaneously using both platforms make for an awesome time with friends.


  • Raising Cane: All About the Long White Cane (online)

    Raising Cane: All About the Long White Cane (online)

    Jun 23

    Without the one-on-one guidance of an Orientation and Mobility Specialist or experienced cane user, buying, replacing or even adding to your white cane options can be a daunting task. Whether you are new to blindness yourself and need to buy your first cane, or are an experienced cane user who just doesn't remember the brand or model of cane and tip that you have always used, the variety and breadth of cane choices are both bewildering and exciting. What's great is that you have choices, and Sarah McIntyre, LightHouse O&M Specialist and resident 'Cane Whisperer' will introduce you to your options.

    During this two-hour Zoom Workshop, we will discuss cane length, construction factors that affect performance, and what to consider when purchasing a cane. A wide variety of the most popular canes and cane tips on the market will be discussed, including the uniqueness of each one. Workshop attendees will have a chance to ask questions throughout the two hours.

    The fee for this two-hour Workshop is $82.50. If you are not a consumer of the Department of Rehabilitation or VA and live in the following counties, you may be eligible for a scholarship. The counties include: San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, Humboldt (55 an older), Del Norte (55 an older) and Trinity (55 and older).

    Please RSVP no later than June 19, 2020 so that Zoom meeting details can be sent to you directly.  Authorizations from DOR and the VA must also arrive by this date.

    For more information, contact Sarah McIntyre

  • Master Class: Baywide Disability, Understanding Social Security Disability (online)

    Master Class: Baywide Disability, Understanding Social Security Disability (online)

    Jun 27

    Dazell Mallory, the Owner/Founder of Baywide Disability, has been practicing Social Security Disability Benefits advocacy and consulting since 2012. During his practice, he has had the opportunity to work with a diverse clientele nationwide in a variety of areas relating to SSI/SSDI. His practice incorporates all aspects of SSI/SSDI claims from pre to post-entitlement claims nationwide. Dazell’s experience with the Social Security system is deeply personal, having grown up low vision himself.

    This Zoom workshop will be a general overview of the Social Security Disability process. You will learn what It takes to qualify, what medical and work documentation you will need, as well as the different stages of appeals and what they are looking for and how to best prepare. We will also cover the various programs in the Social Security Disability benefits process that you may qualify for and related requirements. Finally, we will discuss post-disability claims and various work incentive programs available.

    This workshop is being brought to you free of charge thanks to generous support from the San Francisco Department on Disability and Aging (DAS). Registration is required by contacting Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at or 415-694-7316. Zoom access information will be provided upon complete registration.

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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