LightHouse staff, students, volunteers and community members stand near the San Francisco side of the Golden Gate Bridge on White Cane Day in 2023. Many are holding signs with blind positive messages.

Press

The LightHouse has a rich, 122-year history, and is constantly forging ahead into new territory. Below is a review of selected recent publications covering LightHouse’s activities and programs.

For general press inquiries, or if you are a filmmaker, photographer, editor or other media producer who’d like to cover our organization, please send a note to press@lighthouse-sf.org.

Press Releases

LightHouse ECO and PRIDE Industries Announce Groundbreaking Collaboration, Set Precedent for Inclusive Employment

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Announces Launch of LightHouse ECO

Charting a New Path: Earle Baum Center and LightHouse Unite

LightHouse Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Giovinazzo!

LightHouse in the News

SF nonprofit ensures voters with disabilities aren’t overlooked this election

A Starlit Gala to Support Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind

From pups to partners: How a Bay Area school trains guide dogs

Guide Dogs for the Blind to host egg hunt for kids who are blind or visually impaired

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Prepares for the Much-Anticipated CEO Welcome on January 27 After Naming Sharon Giovinazzo as Its Chief Executive Officer

Notable Historic News Stories

Faced With Inaccessible Systems, SF’s LightHouse Launches Vaccine Pop-Up for Disability Community – KQED

Listen to 2019 Holman Prizewinner, Dr. Mona Minkara On Her Global Public Transport Experiences – BBC Radio, In Touch

Watch this BBC World news report about how LightHouse Industries staff who are blind and have low vision are providing essential products to help fight COVID-19 during the pandemic. – BBC World Services

LightHouse Industries photo essay.

Vital Coronavirus Information Is Failing the Blind and Visually Impaired – Vice News

Why Do Some Crosswalks Make a Machine Gun Sound? – KQED News

California Sounds: An Architect Who Listens to Buildings – KQED News

“Cane Trainer” – The Specialist Podcast

“Visually Impaired Musicians Overcome Obstacles with Technology at Napa Camp” – Napa Valley Register

“Travelers in the Dark” – The New York Times provides a look into our flagship blindness skills immersion program

“Forbes Honors Two LightHouse Mentors in Annual ’30 Under 30′” – LightHouse

Coverage of Donald Sirkin’s historic bequest on KQED’s The Leap PodcastNPR Weekend Edition, KQED Forum, KTVU News, and in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

“40 Years After Acid Attack, a Life Well-Lived,” profile of board past-president Josh Miele in the New York Times

 

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