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

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 2017 was a blast, thanks to the participation and support of our community.
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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
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An EHC contractor walks down the hill in front of what is left of the pool house.
What We Will Need to Rebuild EHC
Read this dispatch from LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin in the aftermath of fire damage to EHC.
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The silhouetted crowd watching a film at Superfest.
Five Reasons to Look Forward to Superfest this Weekend
Get ready for the 31st year of Superfest this weekend in San Francisco and Berkeley.
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Participants discuss a film screening at Superfest 2014
Superfest 2017 Ups the Ante on Film Festival Diversity and Accessibility
Join us on November 4 and 5 for Superfest International Disability Film Festival.
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Michaela O'Brien behind the camera while filming In Crystal Skin.
Next Weekend is Superfest: Meet Filmmaker Michaela O’Brien
Join us for Superfest International Disability Film Festival on November 4 and 5 in San Francisco and Berkeley.
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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
Now, more than ever, Enchanted Hills needs your support and donations.
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A still from 'Wonderstruck'. A group talks on the street while a man leans against a car.
Win Two Free Tickets to Tomorrow’s Accessible Pre-Screening of ‘Wonderstruck’ at Mill Valley Film Festival
In collaboration with our partners at accessible moviegoing app Actiview, we’re offering you (and a plus one) a chance to
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The Cotton family, with deaf parents and three hearing daughters, smile together in their family home.
Superfest Filmmaker Reid Davenport Tells the Story of Deaf parents with Hearing Children
Reid Davenport is an award-winning documentarian whose films focus on people with disabilities.
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