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.

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Two men perform acro yoga while a woman looks on, and a teacher supports a man suspended in the air on the legs of his partner.
From rock climbing to yoga, LightHouse has a wellness program for everyone
“I try to do things that people think blind people can’t do,” Amber Sherrard said on a recent afternoon at
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Behind the Map: A midwesterner meets Market Street
A blind linguistics professor talks about the best way to explore a new neighborhood – with a map, of course.
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A closeup of the small black handheld Eltrinex V12Pro recorder.
Record notes on the go with a talking recorder from the Adaptations Store
This month’s product is for blind people who want to record notes on the go.
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A closeup of a tactile version of the painting
The Asian Art Museum opens a new accessible exhibit
In a new exhibition of Indian art, the Asian Art Museum takes steps towards accessibility for blind and visually impaired
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Announcing the 2018 Superfest Disability Film Festival lineup
Join us on October 20 and 21 for Superfest Disability Film Festival.
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A blind pedestrian stands at the curb while waiting to cross the street.
Behind the Map: This O&M Instructor uses TMAP to demystify the streets of Vacaville
LightHouse mobility instructor Sarah McIntyre uses tactile maps to help blind students get the lay of the land.
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Graphic: World According to Sound Logo beside the LightHouse Logo.
LightHouse and the World According to Sound present the sounds of California
A new LightHouse partnership is an unprecedented experiment on the art and science of sound.
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Ojok smiles with his white bee hat and net catching the light, while bees fly around him.
An Untapped Market: How Ojok Simon is training the next generation of Ugandan beekeepers
A check-in with the Holman prizewinner who is training blind beekeepers in Uganda.
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Transbay tower sits at the entrance of the new center.
Tour the Salesforce Transit Center with LightHouse
On Sunday at midnight, the “Grand Central Station of the West” opened, right in our backyard. The new San Francisco
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