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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

New in our Adaptations Store, the O6 is here to keep you connected to your devices “eyes-free.” This small, circular remote can be by your side throughout your day so you can use your phone without looking at or touching the screen.
The O6 features an all-metal, tactile, rotary bezel dial, with textured touchpad buttons…

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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

Join the #GivingTuesday movement on November 28 and donate to rebuild Enchanted Hills. Help us reach our $10,000 goal to rebuild one of the 10 cabins lost.
The holiday season is about giving, and this year we’re participating in Giving Tuesday, a one-day annual movement to spread the spirit to charitable organizations like LightHouse.

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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

This past week, EHC Site Managers Don and Janet Lay returned to their home at Enchanted Hills to resume their role of onsite staff. Enchanted Hills has a long road to rebuilding, but in celebration of this little victory, we bring you one of our favorite stories from the fire, as a tribute.

It was nearing midnight…

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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 was a blast this year, thanks to the participation and support of our community. What a beautiful weekend! All of our film screenings sold out and everyone seems to agree: it was the best Superfest yet.

[caption id=attachment_18685 align=aligncenter width=850] LightHouse Director of Communications Will Butler speaks with Superfest attendees.[/caption]

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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 natural form of expression. “Almost everyone asks the same question: “How can you possibly, how can you [take photographs]?” she observes. “I realize they are making a statement, not asking a question… My response…

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Participants discuss a film screening at Superfest 2014

Superfest 2017 Ups the Ante on Film Festival Diversity and Accessibility

Get ready for the 31st year of Superfest International Disability Film Festival on November 4 and 5 in San Francisco and Berkeley. We're thrilled to announce our spectacular and diverse lineup, co-produced with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University.

“When you’re a showing a film by or about someone with a…

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Michaela O'Brien behind the camera while filming In Crystal Skin.

Next Weekend is Superfest: Meet Filmmaker Michaela O’Brien

Now in its 31st year, Superfest International Disability Film Festival (November 4 - 5, in multiple locations in San Francisco and Berkeley) is gearing up for its spectacular, diverse lineup of films shot and produced in Myanmar, Colombia, Germany, Vietnam, Australia, Japan, Canada, Italy and the United States.  

To get you excited for Superfest,…

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Early morning sun filters through the pond-side trees at Enchanted Hills Camp.

Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat incurs serious fire damage, makes commitment to rebuild

Help rebuild Enchanted Hills Camp stronger and better than ever.
On October 17, Enchanted Hills Camp staff – cooks, craftsmen and the property managers who work and live at the specialized Napa camp and training center for the blind – reunited at LightHouse for the Blind’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco to discuss the future of…

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