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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

students on Muni F Line Car.
October Youth Employment Series (YES) Workshop
Photo: YES Academy students raise their arms in happy unison while seated in a MUNI F-Line heritage streetcar. Would you like to be a YES Protégé? We are currently seeking protégés for the Youth Employment Series (YES). Protégés will benefit
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San Francisco Zoo sign
Explore Animals by Touch as LightHouse Youth, Their Families and Exploratorium go to the San Francisco Zoo
PHOTO: A large sign for the San Francisco Zoo, near its entrance. On Sunday, October 16 LightHouse students and their families, aided by Exploratorium staff and some of their elite High School Explainers will have the chance to enjoy a
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soldering wire
Join the LightHouse For Its First-Ever Blind Soldering Workshop in November
Photo: Close-up of a flame being used to solder wire. The LightHouse is holding its first-ever soldering workshop for people who are blind or have low vision. Soldering is an essential skill for prototyping and building electronics. While many blind
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Picture of HIMSm Demo Day flyer
HIMS Assistive Tech Demo Day Comes to LightHouse in October
The Assistive Tech company will demo new products at the LightHouse in October.
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The Adaptations store sign at the new LightHouse Building
Adaptations Store Closed for Inventory September 29 and 30
Adaptations will be closed Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30 while we conduct physical inventory of the products in our store. We will reopen on Monday, October 3.
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Meet Actiview, the Ultimate App for Movie Theater Accessibility
A sneak preview of the new technology that will make going to the movies a lot easier for those with vision or hearing differences.
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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.