Mobility Skills and Transit Training for All

Some New, Free Mobility Skills and Transit Training Opportunities

LightHouse Orientation and Mobility Specialists have been training people who are blind or have low vision to become independent travelers for decades, and we continue to provide this essential training.

Perhaps you didn’t know, but we also provide route and transit training to seasoned travelers at no charge. No matter how confident a traveler you are, the LightHouse offers several no cost ways to ensure that you can “boogie” through the Bay Area with ease.

  • If you are a seasoned traveler, 18 years or older, and want to learn new routes on SF MUNI, BART and Cal Train, we can provide training at no cost through July 31, 2015.
  • If you are a non-seasoned traveler, 55 and over, living in the counties of San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Humboldt or Del Norte, you can receive orientation and mobility training from the LightHouse at no cost, through September 30, 2015.
  • If you specifically want transit training throughout Alameda County, the LightHouse, in partnership with the Center for Independent Living (Mobility Matters Program), can also provide skills and route training at no cost, through September 30, 2015. This special training is available to teens (with parental consent), family groups and adults. The only caveat is that you cannot be receiving services from the Department of Rehabilitation.
  • If you are interested in mobility training and don’t fit into any of these categories, call us any way

To register and get started, contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or

A LightHouse student uses a white cane to detect yellow detectable warning strip on a Muni platform