Education, training and community for people who are blind or have changing vision.

Get started with services.


Get hands-on to support our mission – as an individual or volunteer group.

Sign up to volunteer.


Ensure the success and stability of the blindness community for years to come.

Make a gift.

Get updates

Chris Downey and Lesley Stahl walk down New Montgomery Street in San Francisco
Watch LightHouse on ’60 Minutes’
CBS News features LightHouse on 60 Minutes news magazine's 51st season.
The three 2018 prizewinners from left to right: Stacy Cervenka, Red Szell and Conchita Hernandez.
Why every blind person should apply to the 2019 Holman Prize
Applications for the 2019 Holman Prize open on January 15.
Artist Kurt Schwartzmann shakes hands with a MUNI driver at his art opening at the LightHouse.
A love letter to MUNI from a visually impaired artist
Starting January 10, we're hosting a new special exhibition of work by Bay Area artist Kurt Schwartzmann.
Former LightHouse boardmember Gil Johnson speaks at a podium.
Oral History: Gil Johnson reflects on eight decades of blindness training, advocacy and community
In honor of Gil Johnson's 80th birthday, LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin set out to record an oral history.
Holman Prizewinner Ojok Simon receiving his award
Photos: LightHouse’s first-ever ‘Celebration of Blind Ambition’ in San Francisco
Last Thursday, the LightHouse gathered hundreds of friends, supporters and community members at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San
A text graphic reads: Celebrate Blind Ambition
Seven Blind Leaders Honored in First-ever LightHouse Awards Ceremony
Blind Innovators and advocates from around the world convened Thursday night at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s
Audio Academy student Maycie performs a DJ set in the LightHouse boardroom using her laptop and DJ equipment.
From yacht-rock to pop-ballads: Our first Audio Academy broke new ground
On Sunday afternoon, the halls of LightHouse reverberated with the deep, breezy sounds of yacht rock. “Sailing takes me away
An array of carved pumpkins glow in the dark.
How to Carve a Pumpkin Non-Visually
Happy Halloween! We’re bringing you tips on how to carve a pumpkin non-visually written by our Independent Living Skills Specialist,
More on our blog…