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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

Meet DictationBridge: Hands-free Typing Sponsored by LightHouse for the Blind
LightHouse champions the development of DictationBridge, a new speech recognition program for screen readers.
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Disney•Pixar Unveils Mobile Audio Description for ‘Finding Dory’
Disney•Pixar releases mobile (second screen) audio description for Finding Dory, welcomes blindness community response at dmaappfeedback@pixar.com.
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Thank You for Marching: A Recap of our Grand Opening Day
Our Grand Opening was a day to remember. Please send us your photos, videos and memories.
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Notes from the Dark: Diaries of a Blind Restaurant Server
"The context of darkness changed them, not me"
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LightHouse Hosts Bay Area Blind Community’s 4th Annual Day of Giving Blood Drive is on Tuesday, June 14
We are calling out to our blind students, supporters and their families and friends to give the gift of life at this very special gathering.
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Interpoint

Perspectives from the world’s best blind writers.

Notes from the Dark: Diaries of a Blind Restaurant Server
Christine Malec
"The context of darkness changed them, not me" Read more.
How vs. Why: Advice from a Blind Filmmaker
Michael Schwartz
A blind documentarian gives tips on life, photography, and explaining yourself as a visually impaired filmmaker. Read more.
Warriors: Shaking Off the Underdog Narrative
Diego Kusnir
"I’m more aware now of how tangled up my identity is with my fandom." Read more.

Northern California's leading provider of services, advocacy and community for those who are blind or visually impaired.