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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

woodworkers at Enchanted Hills
Blind Artisans Come out of the Woodwork, Choose Enchanted Hills for Annual Conference
Photo: A group of men stand around a large tree trunk meant for turning on a lathe. At the end of this summer, Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat hosted a small but dedicated international organization, Woodworking for the Blind, for its
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The Best Place to Get Your Regular Eye Exam – Visit LightHouse’s New, Hassle-free Weekly Clinic
The LightHouse is pleased to announce primary care eye exams at 1155 Market St. in downtown San Francisco.
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soldier saluting the American flag
Are You a Blind Veteran? Join us For This Very Special Weekend Retreat at Enchanted Hills
We’re celebrating Veterans Day by organizing a weekend retreat in November for Veterans who are blind or have low vision. Who: Military Veterans of all ages who are blind or have low vision Where: Enchanted Hills Camp When: Friday, November
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stella & dot jewelry favorites
You’re invited to an Enchanted Hills Camp Fundraiser Trunk Show at the New LightHouse Building
Shop for a Cause: The Stella & Dot Fundraiser is a Fun Way to Support Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind Join LightHouse Board Member Gena Harper at a Stella & Dot fundraiser at the new Lighthouse Building. Proceeds will
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Pie for the Season Workshop (two-day course)
Photo: Ingredients for apple pie are assembled on a counter. Tired of those warehouse pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving? Make it yourself! Learn to make a holiday pie from scratch, yes, including the crust! Designed for the intermediate home cook, students
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George Wurtzel works on bowl
Our Popular Woodworking Workshop with George Wurtzel Returns in the New Year
Photo: Surrounded by woodworking tools and machinery, George Wurtzel works on a wooden bowl in the DeLong -Sweet Tactile Arts Barn at Enchanted Hills. Join expert carpenter George Wurtzel at our popular workshop for both beginning and experienced woodworkers. This
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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.

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