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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 grinning Kathy holds the award given to her by the city of San Francisco.
30 Years of Service: LightHouse’s Kathy Abrahamson Honored by the City of San Francisco
Director of Rehabilitation Kathy Abrahamson has been serving the blindness community in California for three straight decades.
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A headshot of a smiling dark-haired Michele Spitz
Giving Voice: Michele Spitz supports LightHouse, extraordinary filmmakers, burgeoning artists and Superfest 2016
LightHouse sat down with voiceover artist Michele Spitz to discuss her dedication to making entertainment accessible to the blind and
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YES students watch presentation
YES Workshops: Making Work Fun!
Photo: Group of YES students sit around a conference table watching a presentation. The December YES workshop is Making Work
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A photo of Dr. Carol Queen smiling. She has short brown hair and wears round black glasses and chunky jewelry.
Explore Your Sensuality with Renowned Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen
The Good Vibrations resident sexologist will lead a workshop specifically for blind and low vision adults.
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A smiling brunette Maycie reads one volume of the yearbook stacked on top of its three additional volumes.
High School Students Collaborate to Create First-Known Braille Yearbook for their Blind Classmate
A high school senior get the surprise of a lifetime: the first known braille yearbook.
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Blind Soldering: See Photos from Our First-ever Electrical Workshop
Learn more about one of many STEM workshops to come, held in the LightHouse's Innovation Lab.
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Northern California's leading provider of services, advocacy and community for those who are blind or visually impaired.