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Events in March 2021

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Mar 1

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize safe and independent living skills. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing safe and independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times:

    Week 1:
    Monday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:
    Monday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 3 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:
    Monday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 10 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    This course is free for adults 55 and over living in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. However, there is a $40.00 materials fee. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is $150.00, plus $40.00 materials fee.

    Please RSVP by Monday, February 1 to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, February 22. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org The class is limited to ten students.

    Get Moving: Online O&M Class for Adults 55 and over

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Get Moving: Online O&M Class for Adults 55 and over


    Mar 1

    Back by popular demand, it’s our six-week online Orientation & Mobility course, Get Moving. This session is for Bay Area residents aged 55 and over.

    It’s a comprehensive course with two classes per week using the Zoom platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The lessons are: Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAP; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    Mondays & Wednesdays: January 25 & 27; February 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24; March 1, 3 & 8 from 10:00 am to noon (no class Presidents’ Day, February 15)

    RSVP by noon on Friday, January 15 to Chris Williams at Cwilliams@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Tech Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Tech Together


    Mar 2

    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.

    Or leave a voicemail at 1-415-694-7618. Online registration is preferred.

    Upcoming Topics

    Tech Together: Fundamentals of Files, the Basics
    This session will discuss files and folders, how to name, organize and sort them, so you can always find your electronic information whenever you need it.
     
    Tuesday, March 2 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 2 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: Fundamentals of Files, Next Steps
    This session will cover how to back up, share, and search for your files.
     
    Tuesday, March 9 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 9 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: March Mail Madness, The Basics
    Have you ever wondered when to reply and when to reply all? Or when to choose CC vs. BCC when copying someone on an email? Or maybe you’re wondering what the difference is between accessing your inbox on the web or in an app. This session will tackle these email topics and more.
     
    Tuesday, March 16 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 16 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: March Mail Madness, Next Steps
    Do you need to delete loads of old email? Or search for an important message you’ve misplaced? Can filters keep distribution lists from overrunning your inbox? We’ll tackle the finer points of managing all that mail.
     
    Tuesday, March 23 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 23 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: Moderating a Meting
    If you’re curious about scheduling, hosting, and moderating a Zoom meeting using access technology, we’ll share what we have learned during this first year of Virtual Tech together. Whether you’re wondering how to reduce background noise, how to find raised hands, or how to share your screen, come join us for this tour of Tech Together behind the scenes.
     
    Tuesday, March 30 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 30 Tech Together event

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Mar 3

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize safe and independent living skills. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing safe and independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times:

    Week 1:
    Monday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:
    Monday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 3 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:
    Monday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 10 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    This course is free for adults 55 and over living in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. However, there is a $40.00 materials fee. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is $150.00, plus $40.00 materials fee.

    Please RSVP by Monday, February 1 to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, February 22. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org The class is limited to ten students.

    Get Moving: Online O&M Class for Adults 55 and over

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Get Moving: Online O&M Class for Adults 55 and over


    Mar 3

    Back by popular demand, it’s our six-week online Orientation & Mobility course, Get Moving. This session is for Bay Area residents aged 55 and over.

    It’s a comprehensive course with two classes per week using the Zoom platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The lessons are: Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAP; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    Mondays & Wednesdays: January 25 & 27; February 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24; March 1, 3 & 8 from 10:00 am to noon (no class Presidents’ Day, February 15)

    RSVP by noon on Friday, January 15 to Chris Williams at Cwilliams@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Changing Vision Changing Life – Post-Class Meetup

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    Changing Vision Changing Life – Post-Class Meetup


    Mar 5

    Changing Vision Changing Life (CVCL) is for those who are new to blindness or having low vision and want to get a full overview of the essential training that will be beneficial for work, home, school and life. Students will be with a cohort of up to ten peers. CVCL starts with a day of thinking and grows into a week of learning, connecting and doing. 

    This one-week course runs every day with all classes are on Zoom.  In addition to the week of training, there will be an Orientation Session Friday, February 19 from 2:00-4:00 and a follow-up meetup on Friday March 5, from 10:00 am to noon after the conclusion of the course. During the training week, there are three, two-hour learning sessions every day except Friday the 26. Each day of training begins at 9:30am and ends at 7:30pm with breaks for lunch and dinner. For three mornings, students who are truly morning people will have the option to start their day even earlier with yoga.

    This week-long course is designed for adults who desire a deep introduction to independent living through travel (Orientation & Mobility), Access Technology, and Independent Living Skill and who also want a venue to have rich discussion with peers and our professional staff about the opportunity and choices that are ahead.  Everyone will receive a packet of materials to enhance learning throughout the week and we will end the week with a morning cooking session (in students’ own kitchens) and lunch together.

     

    If you are a Consumer of Vocational Rehabilitation, in California or any other state, you will need an authorization from your Rehabilitation Counselor as there is a fee for the course. If you are not with Vocational Rehabilitation and you are age 55 and older, living in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity, there is no charge for instruction, however there is a materials fee of $40.  

    To participate, all students must be able to make a commitment to all sessions (including the pre-Orientation and post-course meetup).  You do not have to have a computer to participate via Zoom, but you must have a reliable speaker phone (smart phone or landline) to participate and call in.

    Registration is required and the deadline to register is Tuesday, February 16, 2021. To register, please contact Debbie Bacon, DBacon@lighthouse-sf.org or Janet Pomerantz (Humboldt, Trinity and Del Norte residents), JPomerantz@lighthouse-sf.org.            

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Mar 8

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize safe and independent living skills. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing safe and independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times:

    Week 1:
    Monday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:
    Monday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 3 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:
    Monday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 10 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    This course is free for adults 55 and over living in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. However, there is a $40.00 materials fee. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is $150.00, plus $40.00 materials fee.

    Please RSVP by Monday, February 1 to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, February 22. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org The class is limited to ten students.

    Get Moving: Online O&M Class for Adults 55 and over

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Get Moving: Online O&M Class for Adults 55 and over


    Mar 8

    Back by popular demand, it’s our six-week online Orientation & Mobility course, Get Moving. This session is for Bay Area residents aged 55 and over.

    It’s a comprehensive course with two classes per week using the Zoom platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe and independent travel.

    The lessons are: Benefits of O&M Training; Overview of Sensory, Spatial & Environmental Awareness; Orientation Strategies and Skills; Tactile Graphics/TMAP; Human Guide; Protective Techniques; Long Cane Basics; Outdoor Travel; Street Crossing Sequence; Intersection Analysis; Public Transportation & Trip Planning; and Introduction to Electronic Travel Devices, GPS & Wayfinding Technologies.

    Mondays & Wednesdays: January 25 & 27; February 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24; March 1, 3 & 8 from 10:00 am to noon (no class Presidents’ Day, February 15)

    RSVP by noon on Friday, January 15 to Chris Williams at Cwilliams@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • Tech Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Tech Together


    Mar 9

    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.

    Or leave a voicemail at 1-415-694-7618. Online registration is preferred.

    Upcoming Topics

    Tech Together: Fundamentals of Files, the Basics
    This session will discuss files and folders, how to name, organize and sort them, so you can always find your electronic information whenever you need it.
     
    Tuesday, March 2 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 2 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: Fundamentals of Files, Next Steps
    This session will cover how to back up, share, and search for your files.
     
    Tuesday, March 9 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 9 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: March Mail Madness, The Basics
    Have you ever wondered when to reply and when to reply all? Or when to choose CC vs. BCC when copying someone on an email? Or maybe you’re wondering what the difference is between accessing your inbox on the web or in an app. This session will tackle these email topics and more.
     
    Tuesday, March 16 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 16 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: March Mail Madness, Next Steps
    Do you need to delete loads of old email? Or search for an important message you’ve misplaced? Can filters keep distribution lists from overrunning your inbox? We’ll tackle the finer points of managing all that mail.
     
    Tuesday, March 23 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 23 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: Moderating a Meting
    If you’re curious about scheduling, hosting, and moderating a Zoom meeting using access technology, we’ll share what we have learned during this first year of Virtual Tech together. Whether you’re wondering how to reduce background noise, how to find raised hands, or how to share your screen, come join us for this tour of Tech Together behind the scenes.
     
    Tuesday, March 30 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 30 Tech Together event

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Mar 10

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize safe and independent living skills. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing safe and independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times:

    Week 1:
    Monday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:
    Monday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 3 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:
    Monday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 10 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    This course is free for adults 55 and over living in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. However, there is a $40.00 materials fee. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is $150.00, plus $40.00 materials fee.

    Please RSVP by Monday, February 1 to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, February 22. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org The class is limited to ten students.

    One Step Forward: O&M Drop-In Forum for Adults 55 and Over

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    One Step Forward: O&M Drop-In Forum for Adults 55 and Over


    Mar 10

    One Step Forward is a 6-week drop-in open discussion forum for students new to orientation and mobility (O&M) who have questions or fears about orientation and mobility training or are simply curious and would like to connect, learn, and converse. Each week, students will engage with each other and LightHouse Orientation & Mobility Specialists Jennifer Huey and Sarah McIntyre, developing comfort and confidence through conversation about O&M. Topics will be planned for each conversation, but this discussion group is for you, so if an O&M topic is on your mind, bring it to the group! This is an opportunity to pose your personal thoughts and questions about learning skills for independent travel.

    Who should attend? This 6-week class is for LightHouse students 55 years and older who have not received O&M training, or who have received very little and are not currently participating in O&M training but are curious, “almost ready,” or maybe are ready but are waiting to begin in-person training. This group may also appeal to you if you are looking to connect with other peers who share an interest in O&M and want to discuss the benefits of training. The best thing is, you don’t need any O&M experience to participate!

    What to expect each week: Group conversation will focus on a planned topic, but there will also be time to ask questions that are relevant to you. Because this is a drop-in class, you can commit to just one class, all six, or as many as you want. The decision is yours! Participate if the topic is of interest or if you just want to connect and listen. All we ask is that you are open-minded and are interested in taking one step toward independent travel. This forum will use the Zoom platform, but any student with access to a telephone is welcome to join by calling in. Our goal is to make this program low-tech, user-friendly and approachable. The first meeting will be held December 9, 2020 from 10:00-11:00, and the planned topic is “Exploring Covid-safe strategies for navigating the holidays.”

    Dates for upcoming meetings and planned topics for conversation:
    December 9, 2020: Covid-safe holiday strategies
    January 13, 2021: Defining training goals and priorities: New year, new you!
    January 27, 2020: Training opportunities: Understanding the differences and intersection between LightHouse services
    February 10, 2021: O&M in and around the house: movement and tactile awareness
    February 24, 2021: O&M in and around the house: sound
    March 10, 2021: What’s stopping you? Exploring the white cane and potential barriers

    Class Details:
    When: December 9, 2020 – March 10, 2021. Six Wednesday morning meetings (Dec. 9; Jan. 13 & 27; Feb. 10 & 24; March 10).
    Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
    How to Participate: Zoom, either via phone or the Zoom app
    Cost: It’s free!

    RSVP to Jennifer Huey at JHuey@lighthouse-sf.org or Sarah McIntyre at SMcIntyre@lighthouse-sf.org.

  • iCanConnect Information Session for People who are DeafBlind

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    iCanConnect Information Session for People who are DeafBlind


    Mar 15

    If you are a Deaf-Blind person in need of new technology and training to access email, social media, Zoom, or other distance telecommunication, this one’s for you. LightHouse’s iCanConnect (iCC) program is hosting a series of Q&A Sessions for interested community members and potential applicants with Nai Damato, the iCC access technology trainer, and Alyah Thomas, the program assistant. The iCanConnect program provides eligible, deaf-blind, low-income applicants of all ages with new technology, training, and support after training is complete. We can provide a range of equipment depending on individual need and skills, for example: iPhones with Braille displays; computers with screen readers and noise canceling headsets to hear JAWs; assistance with upgrading software such as ZoomText or JAWS; or providing braille displays to folks who can no longer hear the speech on the screen reader, but can read email using a braille display.

    If you or someone you know might be interested in the program, please join us at one of the following dates:

    January: Tuesday 1/12 from 3:00-4:00pm or Friday 1/15 from 12:00-1:00pm
    February: Friday 2/19 from 12:00-1:00pm
    March: Monday 3/15 from 3:00-4:00, Friday 3/19 from 12:00-1:00pm

    For more information about the program or to RSVP for an event, please email program assistant, Alyah Thomas, at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org

  • Tech Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Tech Together


    Mar 16

    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.

    Or leave a voicemail at 1-415-694-7618. Online registration is preferred.

    Upcoming Topics

    Tech Together: Fundamentals of Files, the Basics
    This session will discuss files and folders, how to name, organize and sort them, so you can always find your electronic information whenever you need it.
     
    Tuesday, March 2 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 2 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: Fundamentals of Files, Next Steps
    This session will cover how to back up, share, and search for your files.
     
    Tuesday, March 9 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 9 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: March Mail Madness, The Basics
    Have you ever wondered when to reply and when to reply all? Or when to choose CC vs. BCC when copying someone on an email? Or maybe you’re wondering what the difference is between accessing your inbox on the web or in an app. This session will tackle these email topics and more.
     
    Tuesday, March 16 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 16 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: March Mail Madness, Next Steps
    Do you need to delete loads of old email? Or search for an important message you’ve misplaced? Can filters keep distribution lists from overrunning your inbox? We’ll tackle the finer points of managing all that mail.
     
    Tuesday, March 23 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 23 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: Moderating a Meting
    If you’re curious about scheduling, hosting, and moderating a Zoom meeting using access technology, we’ll share what we have learned during this first year of Virtual Tech together. Whether you’re wondering how to reduce background noise, how to find raised hands, or how to share your screen, come join us for this tour of Tech Together behind the scenes.
     
    Tuesday, March 30 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 30 Tech Together eve

  • iCanConnect Information Session for People who are DeafBlind

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    iCanConnect Information Session for People who are DeafBlind


    Mar 19

    If you are a Deaf-Blind person in need of new technology and training to access email, social media, Zoom, or other distance telecommunication, this one’s for you. LightHouse’s iCanConnect (iCC) program is hosting a series of Q&A Sessions for interested community members and potential applicants with Nai Damato, the iCC access technology trainer, and Alyah Thomas, the program assistant. The iCanConnect program provides eligible, deaf-blind, low-income applicants of all ages with new technology, training, and support after training is complete. We can provide a range of equipment depending on individual need and skills, for example: iPhones with Braille displays; computers with screen readers and noise canceling headsets to hear JAWs; assistance with upgrading software such as ZoomText or JAWS; or providing braille displays to folks who can no longer hear the speech on the screen reader, but can read email using a braille display.

    If you or someone you know might be interested in the program, please join us at one of the following dates:

    January: Tuesday 1/12 from 3:00-4:00pm or Friday 1/15 from 12:00-1:00pm
    February: Friday 2/19 from 12:00-1:00pm
    March: Monday 3/15 from 3:00-4:00, Friday 3/19 from 12:00-1:00pm

    For more information about the program or to RSVP for an event, please email program assistant, Alyah Thomas, at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org

  • Tech Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Tech Together


    Mar 23

    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.

    Or leave a voicemail at 1-415-694-7618. Online registration is preferred.

    Upcoming Topics

    Tech Together: Fundamentals of Files, the Basics
    This session will discuss files and folders, how to name, organize and sort them, so you can always find your electronic information whenever you need it.
     
    Tuesday, March 2 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 2 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: Fundamentals of Files, Next Steps
    This session will cover how to back up, share, and search for your files.
     
    Tuesday, March 9 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 9 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: March Mail Madness, The Basics
    Have you ever wondered when to reply and when to reply all? Or when to choose CC vs. BCC when copying someone on an email? Or maybe you’re wondering what the difference is between accessing your inbox on the web or in an app. This session will tackle these email topics and more.
     
    Tuesday, March 16 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 16 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: March Mail Madness, Next Steps
    Do you need to delete loads of old email? Or search for an important message you’ve misplaced? Can filters keep distribution lists from overrunning your inbox? We’ll tackle the finer points of managing all that mail.
     
    Tuesday, March 23 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 23 Tech Together event.
     
    Tech Together: Moderating a Meting
    If you’re curious about scheduling, hosting, and moderating a Zoom meeting using access technology, we’ll share what we have learned during this first year of Virtual Tech together. Whether you’re wondering how to reduce background noise, how to find raised hands, or how to share your screen, come join us for this tour of Tech Together behind the scenes.
     
    Tuesday, March 30 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
     
    RSVP online for the March 30 Tech Together eve

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Mar 29

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adult clients of their state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work and school environments. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

    Week 1:

    Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:

    Monday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:

    Monday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Please RSVP by Monday, March 1 to coordinate authorization through your DOR counselor and to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, March 29.  To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org  The class is limited to ten students.

  • Tech Together: Moderating a Meeting

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Tech Together: Moderating a Meeting


    Mar 30

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

    Tech Together: Moderating a Meeting

    If you’re curious about scheduling, hosting, and moderating a Zoom meeting using access technology, we’ll share what we have learned during this first year of Virtual Tech together. Whether you’re wondering how to reduce background noise, how to find raised hands, or how to share your screen, come join us for this tour of Tech Together behind the scenes.

    RSVP online for Tech Together: Moderating a Meeting or leave a voicemail at 1-415-694-7618. Online registration is preferred.

    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.

  • Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

    All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

    Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together


    Mar 31

    The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.

    Adult clients of their state Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) are invited to participate in a six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work and school environments. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.

    It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing successful, independent daily living skills. After the six-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.

    The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

    Week 1:

    Monday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 31 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 2:

    Monday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 7 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Week 3:

    Monday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Please RSVP by Monday, March 1 to coordinate authorization through your DOR counselor and to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, March 29.  To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org  The class is limited to ten students.

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!