“What is overwhelming about being a blind traveler? It’s not always what people think.” LightHouse Director of Access Technology Erin Lauridsen is passionate about this point: “Obstacle avoidance is not the problem, we have a dog, a cane and our blindness skills for that, The gap is knowing where things are and being able to decide what’s of interest.” In … Continue reading Microsoft Soundscape is a new way to navigate
“At the start of my childhood, I remember being happy, fearless, and free. But as I reluctantly grew up in a world designed for people to live with sight, I developed a deep fear characterized by tough questions with no answers.” Amber Sherrard has a knack for summing up the existential fear that can come … Continue reading Meet Amber Sherrard, our new Health and Wellness Program Coordinator
LightHouse veteran and National Fitness Challenge participant Kit Lau wasn’t big on fitness, until she decided to sign up for the nine-month challenge. “‘Fitness? I’m not too fit,’” the 67-year-old said to herself when she heard about the NFC in the LightHouse weekly newsletter. She wasn’t willing to change her lifestyle for “a little toy”, as … Continue reading Meet Kit Lau, the Blind 67-Year-Old Who’ll Put Your Fitness Regimen to Shame
When Sexual Health Services Program Coordinator Laura Millar plans a new sexuality workshop or spends months gathering a LightHouse contingent to march in Pride, she does it from the perspective of someone who needed a strong community around blindness and sexuality when there wasn’t one. “I do it for the isolated me,” says Laura, strong … Continue reading “Fear kept me away”: Our Sexual Health Coordinator on Why Her Department Exists
As we gear up to march in SF Pride, Leah Gardner reads a poem about blindness and sexuality.
From 30% & Growing to CVCL, Toby has made the most of LightHouse offerings.
The LightHouse MAD Lab has created its largest low vision and tactile map yet — and it’s of our very own state of California.
A high school senior get the surprise of a lifetime: the first known braille yearbook.