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LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Founded in 1902, San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired promotes the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or have low vision. We offer blindness skills training and relevant services such as access to employment, education, government, information, recreation, transportation and the environment. We also pursue the development of new technology, encourage innovation, and amplify the voices of blind individuals around the world.


LightHouse News

Toyota presents check to LightHouse
Toyota Robotics Supports LightHouse Lab
Photo (left to right): Ryan Klem, Jennifer Sachs, Bryan Bashin, Josh Miele, Latondra Newton, Mark Boire, Douglas Moore and Rajiv Dayal inside the new LightHouse Innovation Lab Sponsored by Toyota. On August 2nd, a contingent from Toyota and Toyota Robotics
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Cycle for Sight cyclists
Enchanted Hills Receives $30,000 Through Cycle for Sight
PHOTO: Cycle for Sight cyclists ride in line down a country road in Napa. Enchanted Hills Camp will again reap the benefits of funding made possible through Rotary Club of Napa’s Cycle for Sight 2016 Bike Ride. We’re deeply grateful
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Hands working on an arduino board.
Blind Arduino Monthly Meetup (BAMM)
Interested in joining a hands-on group of blind and sighted Arduino makers for collaborative teaching, designing and building? We are thrilled to announce the Blind Arduino Monthly Meetup (BAMM) beginning on October 8, and meeting every second Saturday of the
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hands on a keyboard
Learn Essential Touch Typing Skills
LightHouse’s 5-week Keyboarding Class teaches students how to use the computer keyboard correctly for effective AT (Assistive Technology) Computing using the latest screen reader and/or magnification software. This keyboarding class will focus on touch typing techniques, listening skills and the
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students around table
Two-Week YES Academy Takes Blind Kids from San Francisco to Orlando to More Independence
Photo: YES group sit around one of the many tables in the conference hall. LightHouse Youth Coordinator Jamey Gump sits at 9 o’clock, then going clockwise around the table: student Kyle Garcia, LightHouse mentor Sergio Lopez, student Billy Lei, LightHouse
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Perspectives from the world’s best blind writers.

Dinosaur: On Drawing While Blind
Kristen Witucki
My shame deepened as my voice became firmer. “No,” I said with the questionable authority which came both from my position as a parent and the fear which drawing would uncover. Read more.
Notes from the Dark: Diaries of a Blind Restaurant Server
Christine Malec
"The context of darkness changed them, not me" Read more.
How vs. Why: Advice from a Blind Filmmaker
Michael Schwartz
A blind documentarian gives tips on life, photography, and explaining yourself as a visually impaired filmmaker. Read more.

Northern California's leading provider of services, advocacy and community for those who are blind or visually impaired.