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 black, rubberized Sensational Blackboard displayed with a tactile drawing made on a sheet of paper with a ballpoint pen.
New in our store: Make raised line drawings instantly with the Sensational BlackBoard
It’s not every day that you have access to a swell printer when you want to create tactile images or
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LightHouse Health and Wellness Program Coordinator Amber Sherrard shows off her Warrior 2 yoga pose.
10 Tips for Aspiring Blind Yogis
Have you ever wanted to know the exact yoga poses but didn’t have a non-visual way to find out?
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The LightHouse 2017 Pride contingent hold colorful signs that read 'Blind and Proud' while marching down Market Street.
Mark Your Calendars for San Francisco PRIDE 2018
Join our disability contingent on June 24th!
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LightHouse User Tester Maia crosses the street with her guide dog while using Soundscape in Downtown San Francisco.
Microsoft Soundscape is a new way to navigate
“What is overwhelming about being a blind traveler? It’s not always what people think.” LightHouse Director of Access Technology Erin
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Lisamaria Martinez preparing food at Enchanted Hills Camp.
Essay: A LightHouse staffer on what EHC means to her family
By Lisamaria Martinez Last summer, I had the opportunity to vacation with my family at Enchanted Hills Camp during a
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Amber hiking in Colorado with her faithful guide dog, Della Rue.
Meet Amber Sherrard, our new Health and Wellness Program Coordinator
“At the start of my childhood, I remember being happy, fearless, and free. But as I reluctantly grew up in
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Be My Eyes introduces free, live video customer service from brands
The startup announced today it will partner with leading brands to give video support to blind people around the world.
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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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