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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

Announcing The 2017 Holman Prize Finalists
Meet the eleven finalists, a few of whom will be awarded the inaugural Holman Prize for Blind Ambition this July.
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Summer Yoga Instructor Meagan Lynch does yoga in the LightHouse Fitness Studio.
Bend it like Bikram: Summer Yoga with Meagan Lynch
Work on your balance and mobility at Monday and Wednesday yoga classes.
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The Holman Prize for Blind Ambition over an image of a person with a cane silhouetted against a starry sky.
Holman Committee: Meet the Blind Judges Selecting Our Inaugural Prizewinners
Announcing the blind committee that will select the first-annual blind Holman Prizewinners.
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LightHouse employee Frank Welte tries out Theia Immersive
Watch Live: A Virtual Reality Event for Global Accessibility Awareness Day
May 18th is the 6th Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and today we’re hosting architects, engineers, educators and designers for
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Director of AT Erin Lauridsen smiles for a headshot wearing a light blue shirt.
Meet Our New Access Technology Director, Erin Lauridsen
Get to know LightHouse's new Director of Access Technology, Erin Lauridsen.
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An Aira user wear Google Glass while having a menu read to her by an Aira Agent.
Get Paid to Help the Blind from Home: Aira Seeks Part-time Agents in San Francisco
Aira, a new remote sighted assistance startup, is looking to hire agents to serve its blind users.
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A smiling Toby wears a multi-colored shirt.
Student Spotlight: Toby Clark
From 30% & Growing to CVCL, Toby has made the most of LightHouse offerings.
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Abby smiles for a headshot in front of the 9th floor windows.
Volunteer Spotlight: Abby Cochran
At LightHouse, volunteering isn't all about what you can give — it's about what you can gain in the process.
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Northern California's leading provider of services, advocacy and community for those who are blind or visually impaired.