LightHouse Connect Reveals All at Open House

LightHouse Accessible Media Specialist Julie Sadlier and LightHouse Information Resource Specialist Frank Welte demonstrate our audio-tactile MUNI station mapsMarch 29 marked the third session in our LightHouse Connect Workshop series, and unlike its two predecessors which focused on specific topics, this gathering was styled as an Open House, highlighting the great breadth of LightHouse programs and service offerings.

A throng of participants were able to mix in a comfortable communal setting, allowing them to speak to staff from various LightHouse departments, as well as build new relationships with their fellow attendees. Hands-on cooking demonstrations and tech exhibitions by LightHouse service providers afforded students the chance to get intimately acquainted with vital skills of independence. Guests laid hands on cutting-edge tactile transit maps, available exclusively at the LightHouse, which can be enhanced with information conveyed through audio feedback. Representatives from Enchanted Hills Camp, the LightHouse Volunteer Department, and Community Services mingled with the crowd. Perhaps most exciting of all, visitors got to know one another, forming community connections which are often so critical to an individual’s success.

Join us for the next LightHouse Connect on April 30. We will be discussing all aspects of travel as a blind or low vision person: canes, guide dogs, GPS, and much more. For more information and to RSVP to our LightHouse Connect Workshops, please call Beth Berenson at 415-431-1481 or email at

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LightHouse Braille Instructor Divina Fontanilla Carlson chats with student Vicky Wong