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Employment Opportunity: Minnesota State Services for the Blind, Assistive Technology Specialist

Minnesota State Services for the Blind, SSB, has an immediate opening
for a Assistive Technology Specialist.  You can see the announcement
at:

https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/a016f2279bdccd964dff9315f4ff1f33/View

REHAB PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3 , Assistive Technology – Blind $ 22.92-$33.99 hourly, $ 47,857-$ 70,971 annually

Date Posted: 10/02/2009
Closing Date: 10/16/2009
Hiring Agency: Employment & Econ Development Dept
Location: St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 09DEED000199
Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required: yes
Job Grouping: Human Resources
Classified Status: Classified

Job Description: Provide access technology consultation, design, coordination, and instruction services to State Services for the Blind (SSB) customers and rehabilitation counselors, so that effective and compatible applications and assistive technologies are used. Conduct assistive technology assessments and develop timely recommendations so cost-effective, compatible applications and assistive technologies are used to enable SSB customers to achieve the goals of their individual plans for employment. Make recommendations concerning assistive/adaptive technology instruction to customers and staff and conduct such training when necessary. Ensure that assistive/adaptive technology interfaces effectively with standard and customized applications and programs, operating systems, and mainframe and personal computer systems in varied environments. Technology includes, but is not limited to:

– Screen reading hardware and software;
– Electronic note takers;
– Braille embossers and Braille translation software;
– Refreshable Braille displays;
– Screen enlargement hardware and software;
– Optical character recognition systems;
– DAISY DTB playback hardware and software; and
– Closed circuit televisions and other technology options.

There is some overnight travel throughout the State of Minnesota.

Minimum Qualifications: Please describe your qualifications, experience and knowledge in the “Job Specific Questions” portion of Resume Builder in the following areas: Failure to address these areas may result in
your resume not being considered.

At least three years of experience working with blind/visually impaire people in the field of Adaptive/Assistive Technology, including some information technology expertise, which demonstrates the following
knowledge, skills and abilities:

OR

Combination of education (Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Teaching, or related field) and one year experience
working with blind/visually impaired people in the field of Adaptive/Assistive Technology, including some information technology expertise, which demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and
abilities:

Knowledge of:
– Various types of assistive/adaptive technology such as those
described in Job Duties above.

Skill in:
– Diagnosing and resolving general computer problems- hardware and/or
software related.
– Diagnosing and evaluating individuals’ technology needs, performance
and capabilities with assistive technology;
– Integrating assistive/adaptive technology with other technology
applications and programs, operating systems, and computer technologies
in varied environments;
– Evaluation of job sites to determine assistive technology needs as
well as possible compatibility with assistive technology;
and

Ability to:
– Develop, coordinate and implement technology recommendations and
programs to meet the special needs of blind, visually impaired and/or
deafblind SSB customers;
– Conduct demonstrations of assistive technology; and
– Establish and maintain effective working relationships with SSB
customers, rehabilitation counselors and rehabilitation technicians,
other SSB staff, other state agencies, community and advocacy groups,
related organizations, employers, vendors of assistive technology, SSB
technology trainers, and the general public.

Your resume MUST contain sufficient detail of past experiences to
determine qualifications based on the above criteria. Selection of
interviews will be based on assessment of experience/qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of
-Conducting needs assessments and job analyses; developing and
modifying work stations; and selecting, adjusting, and readjusting
adaptive equipment to meet customers’ needs;
– Federal and state laws, regulations, rules, policies and procedures
related to vocational rehabilitation programs and the ability to

interpret and apply them in a variety of situations;

– Well-organized, with excellent time management skills; and

– Effective verbal and written communication skills in the coordination with customers and clients on assistive technology needs.

Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Your resume will be entered into a database. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

How to Apply: You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume through
the online Resume Builder at <https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/ResumeBuilder>. You may copy and
paste in your existing resume or let the software create a resume for
you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or
experience change. The Resume Builder also collects your work preference
information so we can match you with future job openings that meet your
interests.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.

If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar
Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job on your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office,
or by calling 651-259-3637.

Contact for More Information: Sue Zeches,
651/259-7107/sue.zeches@state.mn.us.

Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing October 2

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST T BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
“Fame”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“Fame”

SOUTH BAY:
Eastridge AMC Mall 15:
1 Eastridge Mall
San Jose
408-223-0262
Now showing in auditorium 9:
“Love Happens”

AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
408-919-0285
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“District 9”
***

Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”Rent”
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
October 11:        2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”South Pacific”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
October 18 :    2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spring Awakening”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
October 31     2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“The Chosen”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
October 30        8:00pm
October 31         8:00pm
November 1    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
RECREATION:

Beep Baseball:
The West Coast Dawgs are looking for new players.  The Dawgs are the 2009 World Series Champions of The National Association of Beep Baseball. If you are interested in playing on the team, contact either Eric Mazariegos at 510- 559-1207 or Don Robinson at 415-336-3339.  Don can also be reached via email at robinsondonald@sbcglobal.net. The team practices in Concord. For more information on Beep Baseball go to
The National Beep Baseball Association www.nbba.org
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
***
OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
October 10  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided. Free!
***
Superfest Classics Showcase
October 2,    1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco
Koret Auditorium – Lower Level
In honor of Disability Awareness Month
7 award-winning films of, by and for the Disability Community will be presented. Films will be audio described.  Programs will be available in large print and Braille. Please call 415-557-4557 or e-mail mgoddard@sfpl.org with questions or requests for other accommodations.
***
Insights Art Exhibit:
Presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s Art at City Hall Program.
October 5 – December 11
Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
Opening Reception October 15 5:30pm-7:30pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton  B. Goodlett Place
Lower Level- Enter on Grove Street
An exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired.
***
Introduction to the Guide Dog Lifestyle
October 8
9:00AM-3:00pm
Presented by: Guide Dogs for the Blind
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
A hands-on workshop for persons seriously considering a Guide Dog for mobility. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a Guide Dog? Now is your chance! Sign up for an all-day workshop and get hands-on experience working with a Guide Dog. Lunch will be provided.  For information and to RSVP contact: Jeanine Kitahata at (800) 295-4050, Ext. 4199  or via email: :  jkitahata@guidedogs.com
***
Pizza and Bingo Lunch:
To benefit the Alice Chavez Pardini Scholarship Fund of San Francisco Chapter California Council of Blind
October 17   Lunch at Noon Bingo at 1:00pm
Western Park Apartments
1280 Laguna
San Francisco
Everyone is welcome.  Door and raffle prizes will be given out as well as Bingo prizes.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz! Twitter http://twitter.com/lighthouse_sf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/LightHouse-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/104069923114?ref=mf
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Workability at UCB, Connecting community organizations and college students with disabilities

Another great post from World Institue of Disability this week…

WAIV – WorkAbility IV at UC Berkeley

WorkAbility IV is a collaboration between the State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) and the University of California, Berkeley. WAIV (pronounced, ‘wave’) is designed to connect Cal students with disabilities to alumni with disabilities – who are also consumers of DOR – with internships and career jobs. WAIV strives to bring together employers, UC Berkeley, DOR and the participants, and as such, offers something for each of the stakeholders.

Read more here.

SF Main Library shows Superfest films this Friday.

Access Services of the San Francisco Public Library in association with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability and Culture! Disability! Talent! (CDT)

presents

Superfest Classics Showcase

In honor of Disability Awareness Month,
7 award-winning films of, by and for the Disability Community will be shown on

Friday, October 2, 2009
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Main Library – 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Koret Auditorium – Lower Level

The Main Library is accessible to persons using wheelchairs. Films will be audio described and captioned. Film introductions will be ASL interpreted. Assistive listening devices will be available. Programs will be available in large print and braille. Please call 557-4557 (v) or 557-4433 (tty) or e-mail mgoddard@sfpl.org with questions or requests for other accommodations. Requesting accommodations by Friday, September 25th will help to ensure availability.

To assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, please avoid using perfumes or other chemical-based scented products.

All films are captioned, audio described and kid friendly.

All programs at the Library are free.

San Francisco Public Library
www.sfpl.org

Superfest Classics Screening Schedule

1:05  Beyond Disability: The Fe Fe Stories (26 min.)
Produced by a group of young females (Fefe’s) with various disabilities who are involved in a mentoring program in Chicago, this documentary explores their lives with gusto, humor and attitude. Director Salome Chasnoff keeps the pace as lively as her engaging young women subjects. The Fefe’s interweave their personal stories with stats about disability and take to the streets to check out people’s attitudes.

1:35  Pelswick DRAW (25 min.)
“Pelswick” is Nickelodeon’s breakthrough animated series about a 13-year old boy who uses a wheelchair and attends his neighborhood school. Pelswick was created by syndicated cartoonist and author John Callahan, who was himself paralyzed by a car accident at the age of 21. Since his launch on October 24, 2000, Pelswick has shattered stereotypes about kids with disabilities.

2:05  Raymond’s Portrait (27 min.)
“Raymond’s Portrait” is an intimate profile of a young painter born with Down Syndrome. At  age 19, Raymond Hu has already had numerous solo exhibits, published a book, and even been honored in the Congressional Record. This documentary also traces the challenges and rewards of being one of the first full-inclusion special education students in his high school.

2:30  AT Boogie (3 min.)
This short film, produced by Jim Tobias, uses computer pop-up animation and a catchy musical score to present a lighthearted “wish list” for the ideal assistive technology: “Make it rugged, tough, and sexy; make it trendy…” Assistive Technology Boogie, with its fast pace, quirky images and snappy humor, makes learning about assistive technologies like captioning and augmentative communication, fun and easy for people of all ages.

2:35  Youth Speaks (12.5 min)
This entertaining segment from KQED’s Bay Area weekly arts magazine SPARK introduces us to the slammin’ world of slam poetry. Produced by Howard Shack and the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), this segment of the PBS series follows two young poets involved in the local Youth Speaks program, as they prepare and then compete in a regional slam where winners earn the chance to go on to the nationals. Full of passion and promise, these talented poets, one of whom is Emiliano Borgois-Chacon, a local teenager with cerebral palsy, will have you cheering and wanting more.

-10 minute break –

3:00  Kiss My Wheels (57 min.)
A nationally ranked junior wheelchair basketball team takes us through an extraordinary season of training and national tournament competition, living with disability on a rollercoaster of life, death and rebirth. It’s about playing the game. It’s about being yourself.

4:00  The Power of 504 (18 min)
This documentary illustrates the events leading up to and including the historic 26-day sit-in for disability civil rights at the San Francisco Federal Building in 1977, resulting in the signing of the 504 Regulations, the first Federal Civil Rights Law protecting people with disabilities. It includes media coverage of the sit-in itself, as well as interviews with the organizers and participants.

CDT is a non-profit, collaborative organization that works to transform disability stereotypes by providing access and opportunities for performers and filmmakers with disabilities. Comprised of disability culture artists, activists and allies, CDT promotes artistic excellence and diversity by presenting disability culture events.

http://www.culturedisabilitytalent.org

Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing September 25, 2009

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
“Fame”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“Love Happens”

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
415-674-4630
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

SOUTH BAY:

AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
408-871-2277
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”Rent”
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
October 11:        2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”South Pacific”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
October 18 :    2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spring Awakening”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
October 31     2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“The Chosen”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
October 30        8:00pm
October 31         8:00pm
November 1    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
RECREATION:

Beep Baseball:
The West Coast Dawgs are looking for new players.  The Dawgs are the 2009 World Series Champions of The National Association of Beep Baseball. If you are interested in playing on the team, contact either Eric Mazariegos at 510- 559-1207 or Don Robinson at 415-336-3339.  Don can also be reached via email at robinsondonald@sbcglobal.net. The team practices in Concord. For more information on Beep Baseball go to
The National Beep Baseball Association www.nbba.org
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
***
OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
September 26  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided. Free!
***
Social Networking Seminar:
Online Networking for Success
September 25, 2009
Panel Presentations 1pm – 3 p.m.
Get started in the computer lab! 3pm – 4 p.m.
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
You’ve heard the buzz about making connections with Facebook and Twitter, but how do these sites work? More importantly, how can you, as a visually impaired user, WORK sites like when it comes to the tools, opportunities, and issues that matter? Sign on to the trend at LightHouse’s quarterly tech seminar! We will discuss professional development sites like MonsterDS, Abilicorp, LinkedIn and more. Tech savvy blogger Michael McCarty (Fred’s Head) will be a guest speaker.
You can participate via:
*Live audio stream on our website
*Our telephone conferencing service
*In-person to get the most out of the hands-on
presentations.
RSVP at info@lighthouse-sf.org or 1-888-8933
***
Superfest Classics Showcase
October 2,    1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco
Koret Auditorium – Lower Level
In honor of Disability Awareness Month
7 award-winning films of, by and for the Disability Community will be presented. Films will be audio described.  Programs will be available in large print and Braille. Please call 415-557-4557 or e-mail mgoddard@sfpl.org with questions or requests for other accommodations. Requesting accommodations by September 25th will help to ensure availability.
***
Insights Art Exhibit:
Presented by The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s Art at City Hall Program.
October 5 – December 11
Monday – Friday 8am-6pm
Opening Reception October 15 5:30pm-7:30pm
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton  B. Goodlett Place
Lower Level- Enter on Grove Street
An exhibition of works by artists who are blind or visually impaired.
***
Introduction to the Guide Dog Lifestyle
October 8
9:00AM-3:00pm
Presented by: Guide Dogs for the Blind
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
A hands-on workshop for persons seriously considering a Guide Dog for mobility. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a Guide Dog? Now is your chance! Sign up for an all-day workshop and get hands-on experience working with a Guide Dog. Lunch will be provided.  For information and to RSVP contact: Jeanine Kitahata at (800) 295-4050, Ext. 4199  or via email: :  jkitahata@guidedogs.com
***
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz! Twitter http://twitter.com/lighthouse_sf Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/LightHouse-for-the-Blind-and-Visually-Impaired/104069923114?ref=mf

Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing September 11, 2009

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
“District 9”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“District 9”

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
415-674-4630
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“Julie & Julia”

SOUTH BAY:

AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
408-919-0285
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“All About Steve”
***

Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“Yellow Face”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
September 18   8:00pm
September 19     8:00pm
September 20    2:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spamalot”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
September 19    2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”Rent”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
October 11:        2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.

Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”South Pacific”
Golden Gate Theatre
1 Taylor St.
San Francisco
October 18 :    2pm
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can be purchased without a convenience fee at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office 1192 Market St San Francisco.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
RECREATION:

Yoga Workshop:
September 12
3:30pm to 5:30pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
This month’s session will concentrate on breathing. For more information and to register call Phillip Kum at 415-694-7372. or via email
pkum@lighthouse-sf.org

Beep Baseball:
The West Coast Dawgs are looking for new players.  The Dawgs are the 2009 World Series Champions of The National Association of Beep Baseball. If you are interested in playing on the team, contact either Eric Mazariegos at 510- 559-1207 or Don Robinson at 415-336-3339.  Don can also be reached via email at robinsondonald@sbcglobal.net.
The team practices in Concord. For more information on Beep Baseball go to
The National Beep Baseball Association www.nbba.org
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
***
OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Peer To Peer Support Group:
September 12  1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired so discussions will be set in a comfortable, confidential setting with no judgments. Refreshments provided. Free!
***
San Francisco Chapter, California Council of the Blind:
Chapter Meeting
September 18  10:00am-Noon
LightHouse for the blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
***
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00am to 1:00pm
February  27, 2010    6:00pm to  8:00 pm
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
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Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz!
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Job opening and internship with San Francsco Arts Commission

Program Associate, Cultural Equity Grants Program, San Francisco Arts Commission

Assists in the design, coordination and implementation of a spectrum of arts-related programs in a government arts agency, including grants management, technical assistance, convenings, research, etc.

Preferred qualifications: experience in and commitment to working with artists and arts organizations, esp. those rooted in historically underserved communities; critical thinker; effective communicator; detail-oriented multi-tasker; experience in arts administration and financial management; Excel, database and internet savvy.

Salary: $44,902-$54.574 + benefits. 
EOE. Women, People of Color and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Position open until filled.

For detailed announcement & how to apply:  http://www.sfartscommission.org/ceg/index.html

_________________________________________________________________

 
Intern, Community Arts and Education Program, San Francisco Arts Commission
 
The Community Arts and Education program of the San Francisco Arts Commission seeks an intern who can commit to working at least eight hours during the fall semester. Tasks include helping with the launch of the Art in Storefronts program, continuing with the Deep Roots podcast, and assisting with WritersCorps and arts education events.
http://bit.ly/ziWiR

Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing August 28

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST BAY:
AMC Bay Street 16:
5614 Shellmond Drive
Emeryville
510-457-9006
Now playing in auditorium 5:
“District 9”

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
“District 9”

SAN FRANCISCO:

AMC Metreon 15:
101 Fourth Street
415-369-6201
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“District 9”

AMC Van Ness 14:
1000 Van Ness Avenue
415-674-4630
Now showing in auditorium 5:
“District 9”

SOUTH BAY:

AMC Mercado 20:
311 Mission College Blvd.
Mercado Santa Clara Center
Santa Clara
408-919-0285
Now playing in auditorium 8:
“District 9”
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”August: Osage County”
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
August 29:    2PM
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office, 1192 Market Street, San Francisco. Tickets purchased in person at the Orpheum Box Office have no convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“Yellow Face”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
September 18  2:00pm & 8:00pm
September 19     2:00pm & 8:00pm
September 20    7:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spamalot”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
September 19    2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Described Performance:
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.
***
RECREATION:

Beep Baseball:
The West Coast Dawgs are looking for new players.  The Dawgs are the 2009 World Series Champions of The National Association of Beep Baseball. If you are interested in playing on the team, contact either Eric Mazariegos at 510- 559-1207 or Don Robinson at 415-336-3339.  Don can also be reached via email at robinsondonald@sbcglobal.net.
The team practices in Concord. For more information on Beep Baseball go to
The National Beep Baseball Association www.nbba.org
***
Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
***
OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:

Guide Dogs For The Blind Graduation:
Guide Dogs for the Blind Campus
August 29         1:30pm
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
Phone: 415 499-4000
Attending a graduation ceremony at Guide Dogs for the Blind is one of the best ways to really get acquainted with the guide dogs program.  Tours of the campus will follow the graduation ceremony.
***
Taiko Drumming Class:
September 5  12:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
For reservations contact: Philip Kum at 415-694-7372 or email: pkum@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
February  27, 2010    6:00p.m. to  8:00 p.m.
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
Follow the LightHouse on Facebook and Twitter:
Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz!
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Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing August 21, 2009

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email info@lighthouse-sf.org. This list will be updated every Friday. Information for each Friday’s listing must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to publication.  The entertainment and recreation listing are also available on the LightHouse website at: www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com.
***
Audio described movie listings by geographic area:

EAST BAY:

Rialto Theatre:
10070 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito
510-528-8759
Now playing
 “500 Days of Summer”

SOUTH BAY:

AMC Cupertino Square 16:
North Wolfe Road & Stevens Creek
Cupertino
408-252-5960
Now playing in auditorium 3:
“District 9”

AMC Saratoga 14:
700 El Paseo De Saratoga
San Jose
408-871-2277
Now playing in auditorium 10:
“Julie & Julia”

***
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by SHN
”August: Osage County”
Curran Theatre
445 Geary St.
San Francisco
August 29:    2PM
To charge tickets and reserve one of the 20 receivers for the show call 415-551-2027 and request Audiovision tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office, 1192 Market Street, San Francisco. Tickets purchased in person at the Orpheum Box Office have no convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.  
***
Live Performances described by Visual Voice:
“Yellow Face”
Presented by Theater Works
Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
September 18  2:00pm & 8:00pm      
September 19     2:00pm & 8:00pm
September 20    7:00pm
The times above are the show times. For descriptions of costumes and set arrive 25 minutes earlier.  Be sure to mention Visual Voice at the box office.  
***
Live Performance Described by Audiovision:
Presented by Broadway San Jose
“Spamalot”
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
211 W. Almaden Blvd.
San Jose
September 19    2:00pm
Tickets can be purchased at the San Jose Tix Box Office, 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, via phone 408-792-4111 or on the website www.broadwaysanjose.com .  Be sure to ask for Audiovision tickets and reserve a headset.
***
Live Described Performance:  
Presented by SHN
”Wicked”
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco
This show is open ended and has a recorded descriptive sound track.  This means that every performance is accessible.  To charge tickets call 415-551-2027 and request a descriptive headset with your tickets.  Tickets can also be purchased at the box office without the convenience fee.  The box office is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm.  
***
RECREATION:

Tandems Across the Bay Bike Club:
The club has several volunteers with tandems and rides on weekends and holidays, from The Fishermen’s Wharf Area.  The easy-going rides are usually across the Golden Gate Bridge and return to San Francisco via Ferry. There is usually a picnic after the ride.  To schedule a ride or just ask questions contact the club at:
tandemsacrossthebay@gmail.com
***
Bowling Team Now Forming:
The LightHouse Bowling Team is looking for members who can meet a few hours once a week to bowl together and have a good time. Transportation will be provided from the Lighthouse to the bowling alley.  All skill levels welcome.  If you are interested please call Theresa Navarro at 415-694-7334 or via email:  tnavarro@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP):
Adventure fitness and recreation are touch phrases for BORP.  BORP believes that everyone should have access to the unique challenges that outdoor recreation provides.  BORP makes every effort to accommodate each person’s needs, including providing transportation and volunteer support. Trips are planned with a wide spectrum of abilities in mind, including wheelchair users, slow walkers, and people with visual impairments. For event listings call Lori Gray at 510-843-4398 or check out the BORP website at www.borp.org
***
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors:
Departs every Sunday at noon from Pier 40 in San Francisco. Call 415- 281-0212 for announcements or visit: WWW.BAADS.org
***
OF COMMUNITY INTEREST:
 
Peer To Peer Support Group:
August 22 1:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
These meetings are casually structured to discuss different aspects of life with a visual impairment. Every individual is visually impaired  
***
Guide Dogs For The Blind Graduation:
Guide Dogs for the Blind Campus
August 29         1:30pm
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael
Phone: 415 499-4000
Attending a graduation ceremony at Guide Dogs for the Blind is one of the best ways to really get acquainted with the guide dogs program.  Tours of the campus will follow the graduation ceremony.
***
Taiko Drumming Class:
September 5  12:00pm-3:00pm
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
For reservations contact: Philip Kum at 415-694-7372 or email: pkum@lighthouse-sf.org
***
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Access Days:
December 21             9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
February  27, 2010    6:00p.m. to  8:00 p.m.
De Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco
The exhibit offers 50 objects from tomb of King Tut and 80 more from the tombs of his ancestors.  This exhibit illuminates the 18th Dynasty, Egypt’s Golden Age.  These Access days offer smaller crowds and reduced ticket prices.  There will be additional seating as well.  Objects for visitors to touch will be available at both Access Days.  Ticket prices are $18.50 and a limited number of $10.00 tickets for those with financial need.  Contact Tish Brown 415-750-7650 or tbrown@famsf.org for applications and more information.
***
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Get daily updates about LightHouse activates, community events, new products and even job postings. If you are not a member of these sites, it is easy to join!  Click on the following links, sign up and you will automatically be connected to LightHouse buzz!

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