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

11-year-old Raisa stands in line for food with her Uncle B at Enchanted Hills Camp.
Essay: A Google web developer on how EHC awakened her to the importance of accessibility
Enchanted Hills is the place to be for blind campers — and their families.
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An ink-print and tactile graphic of a tic-tac-toe board with a heart in the center, on a white greeting card.
Braille Mail: Get Your Tactile V-Day Cards at the Adaptations Store
The Adaptations Store and the MAD Lab worked together to design fun and creative accessible greeting cards.
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Counselors and campers fishing in Enchanted Hills' beautiful lake
Enchanted Hills Camp Back with a Full Camp Schedule for the 2018 Season
After a tough hit in 2017, Enchanted Hills Camp will host regular sessions in summer 2018.
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Maycie Vorreiter laughs while singing at the EHC talent show in 2012.
Essay: A blind camper on why Enchanted Hills Camp is important
A longtime EHC camper remembers fond memories or camp in an essay for LightHouse.
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George Wurtzel works on bowl
Blind at Work: The Woodworker
LightHouse construction manager and woodworker George Wurtzel talks about a life well lived.
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Holman Prizewinners Ahmet Ustunel and Ojok Simon sail on McCovey Cove in San Francisco.
Video: What it takes to win the Holman Prize
A look back at the first year of the Holman Prize, before applications open on January 16.
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Chris Lawyer and Jess Marenoff, wearing their maroon EHC t-shirts, pose with firefighter Alexander Hermann in front of the grill of a giant red firetruck. Chris and Jess gave Hermann EHC t-shirts for the heroic crew.
A Salute to the Firefighters of LA Fire Department Engine 98
A special thanks to LAFD #98 for fighting hard to save Enchanted Hills.
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George Wurtzel shows two male students the difference between Phillips-head and slotted head screwdrivers.
YES Program Teaches Teamwork, Practical Skill, and the Value of Mentorship
This past weekend, we hosted 23 blind and visually impaired youth from throughout the Bay Area and California.
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