“Read How You Want,” will cover low and high-tech ways of reading, from how to read your local newspaper to navigating your iPad. The workshop includes dinner and the chance to meet with fellow blind community members. Read How You Want
February 27, a free Planned Giving Seminar will be presented by Alma Soongi Beck, Esq. Learn how estate planning can help you achieve your personal goals while helping the organizations you care about. Read more.
On October 28, Kate Williams of LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired was awarded the prestigious Purpose Prize for work that is changing the world. Watch a video about Kate and the Purpose Prize.
Submissions are open for Superfest International Disability Film Festival 2015. Read more on our blog!
Are you an individual who believes the simplest pleasures in life sometimes have the most profound impact? Do you prefer to work with people in a one-to-one capacity rather than in large groups? Would you like to make a significant contribution to the life of someone who is blind or has low vision in as … Continue reading Activate Your Generous Spirit – Become a LightHouse Volunteer Today
Clean out your attics and basements, dust off that Rattan furniture, unload that old straw broom buried in the back of your closet, get out the old photo albums and look for particularly special snapshots. The LightHouse is accumulating historical items from our past, and we need your help. The history of the blind in … Continue reading Call for LightHouse Memorabilia
Green House of Patti tips by Sydney Maestro who supports our North Coast office serving blind and visually impaired folks living in the remote and sprawling counties of Humboldt and Del Norte in California. She prefers her yard covered in old whisky barrels filled with unique water lily cultivars rather than ordinary grass. “I suppose … Continue reading A Unique Employee for Our Unique North Coast Satellite Office
Recently, ViewPlus (makers of the EmFuse which embosses braille, tactile images and prints in four colors) paid LightHouse a visit, introducing us to VoicEye – a cutting edge accessibility technology. A VoicEye (VE) code looks and behaves much like a QR code, but where QR codes take you to a webpage, when you scan VE … Continue reading Access to Information Services is Embarking on an Exciting New Endeavor Using VoicEye
A cooking and safety aid for the blind and visually impaired, and a handy assistive tool for just about anyone. Now available at the LightHouse: The Brooks Technology Talking Infrared Thermometer. Simply point the device in the direction of a heat source and press the button, and the thermometer will announce the temperature in a … Continue reading Adaptations Product of the Month: Brooks Technology Talking Infrared Thermometer
November 2 will be a Sunday to remember at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco because Superfest International Disability Film Festival is taking over. You won’t want to miss this family film festival (there are adult films too!), featuring shorts which take a look at disability in cinema. The festival runs from 12:00 – … Continue reading Save the Date: Superfest on November 2, 2014