Each week the LightHouse is coordinating a group of individuals to meet with their employed counterparts working for the Bay Area’s leading businesses and institutions.
Our next jobsite excursion will take place on Wednesday, September 14. We will be visiting Scott Blanks, who works at the Lions Center for the Blind as their Director of Assistive Technology and Computer Services.
Scott became active in the blind and visually impaired community at an early age through his local Braille Institute in Southern California. Eager to explore Northern California, Scott relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from the Hatlen Center for the Blind (formerly the Living Skills Center). At Hatlen, Scott spent many evenings assisting fellow students in navigating their computers. These joyous moments led Scott to discover his calling: instructing others and imparting knowledge in the field of assistive technology.
This passion spurred Scott to work as an Assistive Technology Specialist with Adaptive Technology Services for more than eight years. In 2010, Scott came to the Lions Center for the Blind to serve as Director of Assistive Technology and Computer Services.
When he’s not glued to a computer, Scott enjoys music, reading and movies of the horror genre. As a former Paralympic athlete, Scott went to the Sydney games in 2000 with the U.S. men’s goalball team. He holds a degree in radio broadcasting and has been certified to provide instruction in assistive technology by Access Technology Institute.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 13th, as space is limited.
To register for the Jobsite Conversation Series, or to find out more about it, please contact:
Community Services Program Assistant