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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

Masceo Williams serenades a camper at Enchanted Hills Camp.
Everything EHC Podcast: A Peek into our Camp’s Day-to-Day
Enchanted Hills Camp’s Enrichment Area Leader Masceo Williams is putting a fresh spin on Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa, California
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The Robert S. Bray Award hangs on the wall at LightHouse. The wooden plaque reads,
LightHouse’s MAD Lab Receives the Robert S. Bray Award for Innovation in Tactile Graphics
The Bray Award is given to a person or a company that has improved communication technology or devices.
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music academy students
Our Blind Music Academy is Going on Tour in August and You’re Invited
Experience the magic of Music Academy by joining us at our free concerts in San Francisco and Napa.
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YES Academy Student Romesha Laird smiles while learning to use a white cane on Market Street.
YES Academy Week One: Cane skills, cooking and mock interviews
It’s been a lively week at our headquarters with the Summer Youth Employment Series (YES) underway. Find out what the
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Penny Melville-Brown portrait
Meet Penny Melville-Brown: Blind Baker and Holman Prizewinner
The LightHouse for the Blind announces Penny Melville-Brown of “Baking Blind” as one of the first three winners of the
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Ojok stands with friends smiling, holding jars of honey
Meet Ojok Simon: Blind Beekeeper and Holman Prizewinner
Hive Uganda founder plans to bring honey production and beekeeping training to blind and low vision communities of Uganda.
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Meet Ahmet Ustunel: Blind Kayaker and Holman Prizewinner
The Holman Prize will fund Ahmet Ustunel’s kayak training and the development of a non-visual guidance system for navigating the
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LightHouse Announces Three Inaugural Holman Prizewinners
Meet Ahmet Ustunel, Penny Melville-Brown and Ojok Simon, the winners of the 2017 Holman Prize for Blind Ambition.
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Volunteers Rochelle Quinney and her friends and family hold the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired banner.
#BeSeen in the Streets: Photos from Pride 2017
See photos of LightHouse as San Francisco Pride 2017.
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Northern California's leading provider of services, advocacy and community for those who are blind or visually impaired.