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

Blind user Aerial Gilbert uses Actiview to watch a move in a dark theater.
This Thanksgiving, the Actiview App Brings Video Description to Five New Theatrical Releases
Accessible movie-going app announces five Hollywood and independent releases.
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An O6 is held. It is a small, circular device.
O6: Get the ‘Eyes-Free’ Portable Smart Remote in our Adaptations Store
The O6 is a tactile hand-held dial that allows you to remotely control your smart devices.
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Camp Director Tony Fletcher assesses the fire damage in the Lower Chapel at Enchanted Hills.
Join the #GivingTuesday Movement on November 28 to Rebuild EHC
Help us raise $10,000 on November 28 to rebuild one of the 10 cabins we lost in the fire.
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Two white goats, Saint Christopher and Saint Nicholas, bursting through the stable doors at EHC.
The Baby Saints: The Story of a Heroic Rescue at Enchanted Hills Camp
The story of how our two EHC goats were saved by the Napa community during the Nuns fire.
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Chief, a little white terrier mutt, holds the Superfest program in his mouth, posing for the camera. Chief was the subject of 2017 Superfest short documentary named after its furry protagonist.
Superfest 2017 Was Our Best Yet
Superfest 2017 was a blast, thanks to the participation and support of our community.
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A double exposure self portrait of Alice Wingwall.
Video: Meet Blind Photographer Alice Wingwall at LightHouse
Although the notion of a blind photographer may strike some as counterintuitive, for Alice Wingwall, it couldn’t be a more
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The Holman Prizewinners stand together and smile on Ocean Beach.
Start Dreaming: Holman Prize Applications Open in January
The Holman Prize 2018 application process will open in January. Learn more about the process here.
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An EHC Contractor walk down the hill in front of what is left of the pool house: a burnt out frame and crumpled swath of tin roofing.
What We Will Need to Rebuild EHC
Read this dispatch from LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin in the aftermath of fire damage to EHC.
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The silhouetted crowd watching a film at Superfest.
Five Reasons to Look Forward to Superfest this Weekend
Get ready for the 31st year of Superfest this weekend in San Francisco and Berkeley.
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