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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

The Holman Prize for Blind Ambition over an image of a person with a cane silhouetted against a starry sky.
LightHouse Announces the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition
What would you do with $25,000? Start imagining.
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A pop art graphic that reads Let's Talk About Sex.
Join Sexual Health and Disability Advocates and Researchers for a Conversation on Sex, Intimacy and Disability
Take part in this community conversation about the intersection of disability and sexuality with trained disability rights experts.
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Youth Services Coordinator Jamey Gump cooking up a stir fry in the kitchen.
New Cooking Classes at the LightHouse — from Knife Skills to Measuring and Mixing
Read about our new cooking classes for 2017.
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A close up shows the raised tactile features and brights colors of this accessible map of California.
See California Like Never Before: MAD Lab creates its largest low vision and tactile map yet
The LightHouse MAD Lab has created its largest low vision and tactile map yet — and it's of our very
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Graphic shows an example of a TMAP street map
TMAP 2.0: Seeking a Web Developer Who Loves Maps
Become a part of TMAP 2.0, a new partnership between LightHouse and the Smith Kettlewell Institute.
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Young girl typing on a Perkins Brailler during last year’s Braille Challenge
LightHouse Will Host the 2017 Braille Challenge for Northern California
As part of the 2017 Braille Challenge, the LightHouse in San Francisco is proud to announce that our new headquarters
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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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Michele Spitz headshot
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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Northern California's leading provider of services, advocacy and community for those who are blind or visually impaired.