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Events in September 2022

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Aug 28
Aug 29
Aug 30(1 event)

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.

2:00 pm: Tech Together (online)


Aug 30

August 2: Tech on Task
Whether you’re headed back to school, back to work, or just want to perform tasks more efficiently, productivity involves more than knowing the right screen reader or magnification commands. We’ll share our approach to managing time and tasks, choosing the right tools and format to get a job done, hearing screen readers and conversations at once, and explaining how we work with access technology to others.

RSVP to Tech on Task

August 9: Take Note
Are you tracking a dozen Zoom meetings a week? How about preparing for an upcoming exam? Are you trying to keep track of the names and numbers of folks you've met through online networking events? Perhaps you are preparing for school, in person, or in the virtual classroom. Maybe you are simply interested in learning different ways to take notes. We will discuss the different aspects to notetaking and the uses of adaptive notetaking tools and devices such as digital recorders, Braille devices, and notetaking solutions on smartphones.

RSVP to Take Note

August 16: Devices Part 1: Unboxing Accessibly
One task our access technology team frequently assists with is device set up. With hands-on demos plus tips and tricks, we’ll show how we configure a PC or iPhone to be accessible as soon as we take it out of the box, and initial settings that can make the set up and learning experience go more smoothly.

RSVP To Devices Part 1

August 23: Devices Part 2: Configure and Customize
Following last week’s session on device setup, we’ll delve deeper into the settings you can change to configure your accessibility experience. From views to verbosity, you have many choices when customizing your device, we’ll highlight some which have made a big difference for ourselves and our students.

RSVP to Devices Part 2

August 30: Devices Part 3: Maintenance and Security
Regular maintenance and good security practices can save you many frustrations. We’ll share tips and best practices for accessible ways to keep your computer running smoothly.

RSVP to Devices Part 3

Aug 31
Sep 1(1 event)

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.

2:00 pm: Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


Sep 1

An 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

Sep 2
Sep 3
Sep 4
Sep 5
Sep 6
Sep 7
Sep 8(1 event)

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.

2:00 pm: Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


Sep 8

An 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

Sep 9
Sep 10
Sep 11
Sep 12(1 event)

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.

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (online)


Sep 12

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 older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school, and daily living environments.

The virtual 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 virtual 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, best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week 1: Monday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: September 19 and Wednesday, September 21 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if 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 may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

Please RSVP by Monday, August 29 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, September 12. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, or for referrals received after August 29, 2022, students may be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

 

Sep 13
Sep 14(1 event)

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.

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (online)


Sep 14

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 older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school, and daily living environments.

The virtual 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 virtual 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, best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week 1: Monday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: September 19 and Wednesday, September 21 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if 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 may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

Please RSVP by Monday, August 29 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, September 12. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, or for referrals received after August 29, 2022, students may be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

 

Sep 15(2 events)

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.

2:00 pm: Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


Sep 15

An 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

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.

5:00 pm: Building a Partnership (online)


Sep 15

Do you love someone who is blind or has low vision? Curious about tools they can use to get around, cook, meet their needs, and live independently? Wondering what services exist to support them? LightHouse for the Blind would like to invite you to “Building a Partnership.” In this seminar we will discuss the many ways you can support your loved one throughout their blindness journey.

Who is this seminar for?

  • Anybody who is in a close relationship with a current LightHouse student over the age of 18. Close relationships include partners, children, parents, siblings and friends.
  • People comfortable learning in a group setting
  • People willing to actively participate in the seminar
  • Those who can commit to attend the seminar in full
  • Anybody who can access the Zoom platform

What Will You Do?

  • Learn about LightHouse’s history, mission and clientele
  • Establish appropriate expectations about your loved one’s abilities
  • Learn how positively adjusting expectations can impact your partnership
  • Learn about what your loved one, service providers, and yourself can take responsibility for along the student’s journey of learning
  • Understand the various training areas within blindness services (orientation and mobility, access technology, independent living skills, Braille, etc.)
  • Meet other people who love a person who is blind or has low vision
  • Share your story of supporting your loved one
  • Ask questions about blindness, LightHouse services, and any other related topics
  • Walk away with a list of resources

RSVP to Debbie Bacon at DBacon@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7357.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sep 16
Sep 17
Sep 18
Sep 19(2 events)

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.

(All day): Changing Vision, Changing Life (in-person)

(All day)
Sep 19 Sep 23

First In-Person Changing Vision Changing Life at San Francisco Lighthouse in three years, join us and learn.

Changing Vision Changing Life (CVCL) is an immersive learning experience, where you, the student who is new to a change in vision, can experience and learn more about what you can do now, moving forward toward the independence you want. 

For one week, up to nine students will live in the LightHouse Student Residences in San Francisco and will have the perfect opportunity for meeting peers with shared experiences and teaching staff who have both personal and/or professional experience to start you on your journey.

The goal of immersion training is to provide you with a foundation of techniques, strategies, and tools to experience during the week and take home and practice.  Areas of training during the week include:

  • Orientation and Mobility (Discussion of Safe Travel, tools and beginning techniques)
  • Independent Living Skills (Organization, tactile labeling, prep cooking skills, and more)
  • Access Technology (Discussion and demonstration of adaptive tools, software, hardware and other devices that assist in independent communication, personal and home management)
  • Facilitated discussion groups that explore challenges, changes, resources and opportunity

Who is Eligible to Participate? 

This first in-person immersion week is specifically for low vision or blind persons 55 and older living in the following counties:  San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.

Individuals interested in this learning opportunity are expected to actively participate for the five days/four nights and must be able to provide self-care (bathing, medication, dressing, maintain their own living space).

Because this training is focused on independent learning, family members/caregivers are not able attend.

There is no charge for the week-long training, all interested persons must complete an Intake with our LightHouse Rehabilitation Counselor.

Additionally, there are Covid-19 Requirements listed below.  We currently have six (6) available training slots for this training week.

When is the training: Monday, September 19, 9:00 am (arrival) through Friday September 23, 2:00pm (departure)

Where is the training:  San Francisco Lighthouse Student Residence & training, 1155 Market Street, 11th Floor

Time:  Each day classes are scheduled from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a break for lunch and an evening discussion after dinner.

Accommodations: Students will have their own rooms in our secured residence.   Bathroom facilities are shared ‘B&B Style’ (located near the rooms) with fully accessible showers.

Meals:  Continental Breakfast, light lunch and dinner are provided – Vegetarian option is provided if noted upon Intake.

Transportation: While there is no transportation to and from San Francisco, the LightHouse is located above the Civic Center BART and easily accessed by Lyft/Uber/Taxi and Paratransit

COVD19 Requirements for in person attendance

  1. All Students must have completed all current COVD19 Vaccine/Booster and provide proof upon Intake.
  2. Students must provide a Negative Test result for COVD19  24 hours prior to Monday, September 19, 2022
  3. Students and staff will be required to wear masks in all public areas of the San Francisco Lighthouse

Who do I contact if I am interested in attending?

Debbie Bacon, Rehabilitation Counselor

dbacon@lighthouse-sf.org 

Phone:  Desk Voicemail:  530-400-0355

*Please leave your full name, phone/email, and a time of day you can be reached. 

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.

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (online)


Sep 19

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 older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school, and daily living environments.

The virtual 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 virtual 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, best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week 1: Monday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: September 19 and Wednesday, September 21 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if 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 may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

Please RSVP by Monday, August 29 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, September 12. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, or for referrals received after August 29, 2022, students may be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

 

Sep 20(1 event)

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.

(All day): Changing Vision, Changing Life (in-person)

(All day)
Sep 19 Sep 23

First In-Person Changing Vision Changing Life at San Francisco Lighthouse in three years, join us and learn.

Changing Vision Changing Life (CVCL) is an immersive learning experience, where you, the student who is new to a change in vision, can experience and learn more about what you can do now, moving forward toward the independence you want. 

For one week, up to nine students will live in the LightHouse Student Residences in San Francisco and will have the perfect opportunity for meeting peers with shared experiences and teaching staff who have both personal and/or professional experience to start you on your journey.

The goal of immersion training is to provide you with a foundation of techniques, strategies, and tools to experience during the week and take home and practice.  Areas of training during the week include:

  • Orientation and Mobility (Discussion of Safe Travel, tools and beginning techniques)
  • Independent Living Skills (Organization, tactile labeling, prep cooking skills, and more)
  • Access Technology (Discussion and demonstration of adaptive tools, software, hardware and other devices that assist in independent communication, personal and home management)
  • Facilitated discussion groups that explore challenges, changes, resources and opportunity

Who is Eligible to Participate? 

This first in-person immersion week is specifically for low vision or blind persons 55 and older living in the following counties:  San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.

Individuals interested in this learning opportunity are expected to actively participate for the five days/four nights and must be able to provide self-care (bathing, medication, dressing, maintain their own living space).

Because this training is focused on independent learning, family members/caregivers are not able attend.

There is no charge for the week-long training, all interested persons must complete an Intake with our LightHouse Rehabilitation Counselor.

Additionally, there are Covid-19 Requirements listed below.  We currently have six (6) available training slots for this training week.

When is the training: Monday, September 19, 9:00 am (arrival) through Friday September 23, 2:00pm (departure)

Where is the training:  San Francisco Lighthouse Student Residence & training, 1155 Market Street, 11th Floor

Time:  Each day classes are scheduled from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a break for lunch and an evening discussion after dinner.

Accommodations: Students will have their own rooms in our secured residence.   Bathroom facilities are shared ‘B&B Style’ (located near the rooms) with fully accessible showers.

Meals:  Continental Breakfast, light lunch and dinner are provided – Vegetarian option is provided if noted upon Intake.

Transportation: While there is no transportation to and from San Francisco, the LightHouse is located above the Civic Center BART and easily accessed by Lyft/Uber/Taxi and Paratransit

COVD19 Requirements for in person attendance

  1. All Students must have completed all current COVD19 Vaccine/Booster and provide proof upon Intake.
  2. Students must provide a Negative Test result for COVD19  24 hours prior to Monday, September 19, 2022
  3. Students and staff will be required to wear masks in all public areas of the San Francisco Lighthouse

Who do I contact if I am interested in attending?

Debbie Bacon, Rehabilitation Counselor

dbacon@lighthouse-sf.org 

Phone:  Desk Voicemail:  530-400-0355

*Please leave your full name, phone/email, and a time of day you can be reached. 

Sep 21(2 events)

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.

(All day): Changing Vision, Changing Life (in-person)

(All day)
Sep 19 Sep 23

First In-Person Changing Vision Changing Life at San Francisco Lighthouse in three years, join us and learn.

Changing Vision Changing Life (CVCL) is an immersive learning experience, where you, the student who is new to a change in vision, can experience and learn more about what you can do now, moving forward toward the independence you want. 

For one week, up to nine students will live in the LightHouse Student Residences in San Francisco and will have the perfect opportunity for meeting peers with shared experiences and teaching staff who have both personal and/or professional experience to start you on your journey.

The goal of immersion training is to provide you with a foundation of techniques, strategies, and tools to experience during the week and take home and practice.  Areas of training during the week include:

  • Orientation and Mobility (Discussion of Safe Travel, tools and beginning techniques)
  • Independent Living Skills (Organization, tactile labeling, prep cooking skills, and more)
  • Access Technology (Discussion and demonstration of adaptive tools, software, hardware and other devices that assist in independent communication, personal and home management)
  • Facilitated discussion groups that explore challenges, changes, resources and opportunity

Who is Eligible to Participate? 

This first in-person immersion week is specifically for low vision or blind persons 55 and older living in the following counties:  San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.

Individuals interested in this learning opportunity are expected to actively participate for the five days/four nights and must be able to provide self-care (bathing, medication, dressing, maintain their own living space).

Because this training is focused on independent learning, family members/caregivers are not able attend.

There is no charge for the week-long training, all interested persons must complete an Intake with our LightHouse Rehabilitation Counselor.

Additionally, there are Covid-19 Requirements listed below.  We currently have six (6) available training slots for this training week.

When is the training: Monday, September 19, 9:00 am (arrival) through Friday September 23, 2:00pm (departure)

Where is the training:  San Francisco Lighthouse Student Residence & training, 1155 Market Street, 11th Floor

Time:  Each day classes are scheduled from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a break for lunch and an evening discussion after dinner.

Accommodations: Students will have their own rooms in our secured residence.   Bathroom facilities are shared ‘B&B Style’ (located near the rooms) with fully accessible showers.

Meals:  Continental Breakfast, light lunch and dinner are provided – Vegetarian option is provided if noted upon Intake.

Transportation: While there is no transportation to and from San Francisco, the LightHouse is located above the Civic Center BART and easily accessed by Lyft/Uber/Taxi and Paratransit

COVD19 Requirements for in person attendance

  1. All Students must have completed all current COVD19 Vaccine/Booster and provide proof upon Intake.
  2. Students must provide a Negative Test result for COVD19  24 hours prior to Monday, September 19, 2022
  3. Students and staff will be required to wear masks in all public areas of the San Francisco Lighthouse

Who do I contact if I am interested in attending?

Debbie Bacon, Rehabilitation Counselor

dbacon@lighthouse-sf.org 

Phone:  Desk Voicemail:  530-400-0355

*Please leave your full name, phone/email, and a time of day you can be reached. 

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.

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (online)


Sep 21

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 older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school, and daily living environments.

The virtual 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 virtual 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, best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week 1: Monday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: September 19 and Wednesday, September 21 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if 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 may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

Please RSVP by Monday, August 29 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, September 12. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, or for referrals received after August 29, 2022, students may be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

 

Sep 22(2 events)

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.

(All day): Changing Vision, Changing Life (in-person)

(All day)
Sep 19 Sep 23

First In-Person Changing Vision Changing Life at San Francisco Lighthouse in three years, join us and learn.

Changing Vision Changing Life (CVCL) is an immersive learning experience, where you, the student who is new to a change in vision, can experience and learn more about what you can do now, moving forward toward the independence you want. 

For one week, up to nine students will live in the LightHouse Student Residences in San Francisco and will have the perfect opportunity for meeting peers with shared experiences and teaching staff who have both personal and/or professional experience to start you on your journey.

The goal of immersion training is to provide you with a foundation of techniques, strategies, and tools to experience during the week and take home and practice.  Areas of training during the week include:

  • Orientation and Mobility (Discussion of Safe Travel, tools and beginning techniques)
  • Independent Living Skills (Organization, tactile labeling, prep cooking skills, and more)
  • Access Technology (Discussion and demonstration of adaptive tools, software, hardware and other devices that assist in independent communication, personal and home management)
  • Facilitated discussion groups that explore challenges, changes, resources and opportunity

Who is Eligible to Participate? 

This first in-person immersion week is specifically for low vision or blind persons 55 and older living in the following counties:  San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.

Individuals interested in this learning opportunity are expected to actively participate for the five days/four nights and must be able to provide self-care (bathing, medication, dressing, maintain their own living space).

Because this training is focused on independent learning, family members/caregivers are not able attend.

There is no charge for the week-long training, all interested persons must complete an Intake with our LightHouse Rehabilitation Counselor.

Additionally, there are Covid-19 Requirements listed below.  We currently have six (6) available training slots for this training week.

When is the training: Monday, September 19, 9:00 am (arrival) through Friday September 23, 2:00pm (departure)

Where is the training:  San Francisco Lighthouse Student Residence & training, 1155 Market Street, 11th Floor

Time:  Each day classes are scheduled from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a break for lunch and an evening discussion after dinner.

Accommodations: Students will have their own rooms in our secured residence.   Bathroom facilities are shared ‘B&B Style’ (located near the rooms) with fully accessible showers.

Meals:  Continental Breakfast, light lunch and dinner are provided – Vegetarian option is provided if noted upon Intake.

Transportation: While there is no transportation to and from San Francisco, the LightHouse is located above the Civic Center BART and easily accessed by Lyft/Uber/Taxi and Paratransit

COVD19 Requirements for in person attendance

  1. All Students must have completed all current COVD19 Vaccine/Booster and provide proof upon Intake.
  2. Students must provide a Negative Test result for COVD19  24 hours prior to Monday, September 19, 2022
  3. Students and staff will be required to wear masks in all public areas of the San Francisco Lighthouse

Who do I contact if I am interested in attending?

Debbie Bacon, Rehabilitation Counselor

dbacon@lighthouse-sf.org 

Phone:  Desk Voicemail:  530-400-0355

*Please leave your full name, phone/email, and a time of day you can be reached. 

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.

2:00 pm: Introduction to AT Session 2 (online)


Sep 22

An 8 week course that introduces access technology concepts, terminology, and options on smartphones and computers in a group setting. The goal for this group introductory course is to help students not only learn about the basics of access technology but to also learn alongside a community. With our knowledgeable and patient AT instructors, we hope to provide a solid foundation for people who are completely new to access technology or who want to solidify their understanding of what access technology is and can do to empower them.

Disclaimer: Session 2 has been fully booked already. If you are interested in joining Session 3, which will start in October, you may email jko@lighthouse-sf.org to be added to the email campaign and put on wait list.

Sep 23(1 event)

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.

(All day): Changing Vision, Changing Life (in-person)

(All day)
Sep 19 Sep 23

First In-Person Changing Vision Changing Life at San Francisco Lighthouse in three years, join us and learn.

Changing Vision Changing Life (CVCL) is an immersive learning experience, where you, the student who is new to a change in vision, can experience and learn more about what you can do now, moving forward toward the independence you want. 

For one week, up to nine students will live in the LightHouse Student Residences in San Francisco and will have the perfect opportunity for meeting peers with shared experiences and teaching staff who have both personal and/or professional experience to start you on your journey.

The goal of immersion training is to provide you with a foundation of techniques, strategies, and tools to experience during the week and take home and practice.  Areas of training during the week include:

  • Orientation and Mobility (Discussion of Safe Travel, tools and beginning techniques)
  • Independent Living Skills (Organization, tactile labeling, prep cooking skills, and more)
  • Access Technology (Discussion and demonstration of adaptive tools, software, hardware and other devices that assist in independent communication, personal and home management)
  • Facilitated discussion groups that explore challenges, changes, resources and opportunity

Who is Eligible to Participate? 

This first in-person immersion week is specifically for low vision or blind persons 55 and older living in the following counties:  San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity.

Individuals interested in this learning opportunity are expected to actively participate for the five days/four nights and must be able to provide self-care (bathing, medication, dressing, maintain their own living space).

Because this training is focused on independent learning, family members/caregivers are not able attend.

There is no charge for the week-long training, all interested persons must complete an Intake with our LightHouse Rehabilitation Counselor.

Additionally, there are Covid-19 Requirements listed below.  We currently have six (6) available training slots for this training week.

When is the training: Monday, September 19, 9:00 am (arrival) through Friday September 23, 2:00pm (departure)

Where is the training:  San Francisco Lighthouse Student Residence & training, 1155 Market Street, 11th Floor

Time:  Each day classes are scheduled from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a break for lunch and an evening discussion after dinner.

Accommodations: Students will have their own rooms in our secured residence.   Bathroom facilities are shared ‘B&B Style’ (located near the rooms) with fully accessible showers.

Meals:  Continental Breakfast, light lunch and dinner are provided – Vegetarian option is provided if noted upon Intake.

Transportation: While there is no transportation to and from San Francisco, the LightHouse is located above the Civic Center BART and easily accessed by Lyft/Uber/Taxi and Paratransit

COVD19 Requirements for in person attendance

  1. All Students must have completed all current COVD19 Vaccine/Booster and provide proof upon Intake.
  2. Students must provide a Negative Test result for COVD19  24 hours prior to Monday, September 19, 2022
  3. Students and staff will be required to wear masks in all public areas of the San Francisco Lighthouse

Who do I contact if I am interested in attending?

Debbie Bacon, Rehabilitation Counselor

dbacon@lighthouse-sf.org 

Phone:  Desk Voicemail:  530-400-0355

*Please leave your full name, phone/email, and a time of day you can be reached. 

Sep 24
Sep 25
Sep 26(1 event)

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.

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (online)


Sep 26

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 older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school, and daily living environments.

The virtual 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 virtual 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, best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week 1: Monday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: September 19 and Wednesday, September 21 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if 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 may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

Please RSVP by Monday, August 29 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, September 12. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, or for referrals received after August 29, 2022, students may be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

 

Sep 27
Sep 28(1 event)

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.

9:45 am: Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together (online)


Sep 28

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 older, in addition to adult clients of all ages being served by the California Department of Rehabilitation, are invited to participate in a virtual six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision. Participants will learn practical ways to maximize successful, independent living skills in work, school, and daily living environments.

The virtual 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 virtual 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, best viewed on a tablet, laptop, or computer (phone is not recommended for participation in this course due to small screen size for viewing class materials and resource options) at the following dates and times (Pacific Standard Time):

Week 1: Monday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 14 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2: September 19 and Wednesday, September 21 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3: September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

If you are not with the California Department of Rehabilitation, and if 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 may be partial scholarship funding for training and course materials. For adults working with the California Department of Rehabilitation, please contact your Rehabilitation Counselor directly to discuss participation and referral.

Please RSVP by Monday, August 29 to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, September 12. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Certified Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org. The class is limited to ten students; once the class limit is reached, or for referrals received after August 29, 2022, students may be placed on a waitlist for the next available class (date TBA).

 

Sep 29
Sep 30
Oct 1

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!