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.

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LightHouse News

LightHouse Issues RFP for Comprehensive Program Evaluation
The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco is soliciting proposals to evaluate the efficacy of the
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Americorps Blue2 team builds a new foundation at Enchanted Hills Camp.
An Enchanted Hills Camp Update: Get ready for Summer 2018
At the beginning of April, our AmeriCorps Blue2 completed their 12 week service at Enchanted Hills Camp, leaving it in
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On the left side, white text reads: LightHouse Listenings presents Cover to Cover with blind author Stephen Kuusisto. Right side shows a black and white photo of Stephen with yellow lab Corky.
LightHouse Listenings presents blind author Stephen Kuusisto
LightHouse Listenings is back with Cover to Cover, where literature meets music.
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From right to left: A tactile watch, a textured pot and a hanging line of chord.
LightHouse is featured in the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s new exhibition, The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
This month, The Senses: Design Beyond Vision launches at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York
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A grid of photos of all 42 of the 2018 Holman Prize semifinalist.
Announcing the 2018 Holman Prize Semifinalists
Get to know the 2018 Holman Prize Semifinalists.
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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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