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.

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An aerial view of the University of Michigan campus.
Behind the Map: Starting over in a new city
In January, LightHouse started offering TMAP — on-demand tactile street maps — for order at our Adaptations Store (1-888-400-8933). We
Student Jorge Ellington arranges his legs into a pretzel-like formation during morning yoga session in the fitness studio.
Focus on your health this fall: participate in the National Fitness Challenge
The San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired is proud to be one of three California partners with
A group of people, including a walking child, a child in a stroller and a woman with a cane cross a street.
Three ways to support blind people everywhere on White Cane Day
The worldwide event is October 15. Here’s what you can do to get involved. Have a Story to Tell? Hashtag
Two bungalows at Enchanted Hills Camp sit illuminated next to each other in the evening woods.
Better and Stronger: EHC on the 1st Anniversary of the Napa Wildfires
One year later, Enchanted Hills Camp is hosting programs for more blind campers than ever before. “Hey!” Ellie exclaims with
A closeup of someone turning the knobs on an audio mixing board.
Aspiring DJs, producers and engineers: Jumpstart your career at the new LightHouse Audio Academy Workshops
LightHouse’s new immersive program launches in fall 2018 to educate blind and low vision students for careers in music, radio,
Mike May crosses the street with his guide dog.
Behind the Map: Why a GPS pioneer still uses paper
Mike May talks about why, even in a world dominated by GPS, paper maps are still useful.
Two men perform acro yoga while a woman looks on, and a teacher supports a man suspended in the air on the legs of his partner.
From rock climbing to yoga, LightHouse has a wellness program for everyone
“I try to do things that people think blind people can’t do,” Amber Sherrard said on a recent afternoon at
Behind the Map: A midwesterner meets Market Street
A blind linguistics professor talks about the best way to explore a new neighborhood – with a map, of course.
A closeup of the small black handheld Eltrinex V12Pro recorder.
Record notes on the go with a talking recorder from the Adaptations Store
This month’s product is for blind people who want to record notes on the go.
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