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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

A man holds a smartphone in front of his eyes. The back of the smartphone has an image of eyes on it.
A Week with Be My Eyes: The First Truly Social Network
LightHouse Director of Communications tried app Be My Eyes for a week — and what he discovered surprised him.
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Blind Explorer Erik Weihenmayer on Occasionally Forgetting His Socks and Being a Blind Ambassador
Explorer Erik Weihenmayer offers advice to other blind explorers in conjunction with the re-release of his book, No Barriers.
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A closeup of a yellow lab guide dog.
Guide Dog Users: Have Your Voice Heard on AB1705 Regarding the California Guide Dog Board
Voice your opinion before April 25 about the continuation of the California Guide Dog Board.
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A VR rendering of the LightHouse lobby as see through four visual acuities: 20/20, 20/200, 20/400, 20/600
See Your Designs Through Someone Else’s Eyes: A New Virtual Reality Experience
On May 18, join us for the chance to try a new virtual reality technology that helps you understand visual
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LightHouse Listenings presents Erik Weihenmayer with Davia Nelson of NPR's The Kitchen Sisters
LightHouse Listenings presents Erik Weihenmayer with Davia Nelson
LightHouse Listenings — a listening party for ears only — features Erik Weihenmayer and Davia Nelson on May 2.
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Artist Charles Blackwell stands in front of his paintings.
Artist Exhibition: LightHouse Features Blind Painter Charles Blackwell
Artist Charles Blackwell's jazz-inspired paintings will be up in the LightHouse lobby until October.
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A line of cyclists on the road in Napa at last year's Cycle for Sight
Cycle for Sight: Join Team LightHouse in Napa on April 22!
Ride through wine country this spring with thousands of blind and sighted cyclists.
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A group of children play with the popular Lego jeep at the Bay Area Maker Faire.
Maker Faire: LightHouse & Oracle Present an Accessible Weekend-long Retreat for Blind Makers
LightHouse & Oracle bring you an accessible Maker Faire this May 18 through 21.
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Northern California's leading provider of services, advocacy and community for those who are blind or visually impaired.