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

LightHousers Jess and Jen run the 2010 California International Marathon.
Are you up to the LightHouse 5K Challenge?
The LightHouse’s own Serena Olsen set out this year on a mission to change fitness goals for blind people around
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The bright yellow handheld and portable Microspeak recorder.
Take Instant Audio Notes with the MicroSpeak Digital Recorder
This recorder is the perfect travel companion for those hoping to save info with the touch of a button.
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A closeup of the braille and tactile Burning Man map.
Our Burning Man Maps for the Blind are Back
This year, we’ve updated and improved the hybrid tactile-visual map for Burning Man 2017.
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A closeup photo of the various bump dots available in the LightHouse Adaptations Store
LightHouse Life Hacks: 7 Ways the Bump Dot Can Make Your Life Easier
To help you get started with Bump Dots, we put together seven highly effective use cases.
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Yoga with Kimm: New Class Times
Photo: Kimm Ropicky sits in a yoga pose (photo by Karolina Zapolska). Yoga helps promote physical, mental and spiritual balance
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Masceo Williams serenades a camper at Enchanted Hills Camp.
Everything EHC Podcast: A Peek into our Camp’s Day-to-Day
Enchanted Hills Camp’s Enrichment Area Leader Masceo Williams is putting a fresh spin on Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa, California
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The Robert S. Bray Award hangs on the wall at LightHouse. The wooden plaque reads,
LightHouse’s MAD Lab Receives the Robert S. Bray Award for Innovation in Tactile Graphics
The Bray Award is given to a person or a company that has improved communication technology or devices.
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music academy students
Our Blind Music Academy is Going on Tour in August and You’re Invited
Experience the magic of Music Academy by joining us at our free concerts in San Francisco and Napa.
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YES Academy Student Romesha Laird smiles while learning to use a white cane on Market Street.
YES Academy Week One: Cane skills, cooking and mock interviews
It’s been a lively week at our headquarters with the Summer Youth Employment Series (YES) underway. Find out what the
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