Leave a Legacy for Blind Jobseekers

Did you know that LightHouse’s Employment Immersion Program has achieved an unprecedented 34% employment placement rate for blind and visually impaired job seekers – more than double the 14% placement rate of competing job programs for California’s disabled jobseekers? Employment Immersion alumni are creating a network of employed, productive blind individuals supporting each other. In … Continue reading Leave a Legacy for Blind Jobseekers

Persistence Pays Off for Robert Steinberg

“If everyone who entered the Employment Immersion Program had the drive and determination that Robert Steinberg possesses, every one of them would be employed.” says LightHouse Employment Immersion Program Leader Kate Williams. Like many people who have been impacted by the economic recession, Robert experienced several years of unemployment before landing his new Customer Service Representativeposition with … Continue reading Persistence Pays Off for Robert Steinberg

LightHouse’s Kate Williams Awarded Prestigious Purpose Prize

Kate Williams of LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Wins The Purpose Prize® 2014 for Work that’s Changing the World On October 28, in Tempe, Arizona, Encore.org honored the achievements of six outstanding Americans, including LightHouse Employment Immersion Program Leader Kate Williams, with prizes from $25,000 to $100,000, awarded to recognize and support their … Continue reading LightHouse’s Kate Williams Awarded Prestigious Purpose Prize

Judith Hendrickx – Change can be Transforming and Beautiful

Judith Hendrickx was born in San Francisco, raised in Los Angeles and then returned to the Bay Area for higher education. Starting from her early years, due to hereditary eye condition, she lost all her vision in one eye and most of her sight in the other. Adjusting the way she accessed study materials Judith … Continue reading Judith Hendrickx – Change can be Transforming and Beautiful

New Blindness and Low Vision Skills Training Classes

For updated information about our classes visit our online calendar. Enroll in Changing Vision, Changing Life Immersion Classes Immerse yourself in our innovative Changing Vision, Changing Life classes that are designed to teach a variety of skills essential to living an independent and successful life. Here are just a few to tantalize you: introduction to … Continue reading New Blindness and Low Vision Skills Training Classes

LightHouse Student Gets Opportunity of a Lifetime or How A Jobsite Conversation Turned into a Real Job

Last fall, Amy Gac was one of a group attending sessions of our Jobsite Conversation Series. These weekly excursions bring blind and low vision jobseekers to the offices of employed blind and low vision workers. Each session gave the jobseekers a chance to listen, ask questions and network. Amy’s interest in going to these meetings … Continue reading LightHouse Student Gets Opportunity of a Lifetime or How A Jobsite Conversation Turned into a Real Job

Listen and Learn How Blind People Really Get Jobs

LightHouse to Offer 22 Live-Stream Hours of Intensive Employment Retreat Starting Today!  To listen to the stream, simply go to:  http://lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com/listen.m3u If you missed any part of our programming, note that all the sessions are being recorded and will be made available for download through our website at http://lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com/news/category/podcast/ Want to know the inside scoop … Continue reading Listen and Learn How Blind People Really Get Jobs

Programs

Getting Started If you think you may benefit from services, training or community activities and want to know how to get signed up, call us at (415) 431-1481, or email info@lighthouse-sf.org. Some of the programs we offer include: training on cutting-edge accessible technology, how to move gracefully and effectively with a cane, social and recreational activities, … Continue reading Programs