Last month, the LightHouse took advantage of summer vacation to offer our first Transit Trek Week for youth. Our goals included exposing the students in a fun way to various forms of Bay Area public transit including BART, Caltrain, Muni; honing cane skills, building confidence, and most of all, developing the desire to travel with … Continue reading Youth Learn Vital Independence Skills at Transit Trek Week
“I like that I get to interact with the low vision/blind community [at Enchanted Hills Camp], because I don’t get to do that outside of camp. I also love that we get to do things on our own, be independent, and try new things without people trying to ‘protect us from ourselves.’” – Samantha, age … Continue reading Enchanted Hills Camp 2014: An Exceptional Summer of Fun
Each year we push ourselves to deliver more and better programs for our campers. 2014 was no exception. One of the biggest things to happen this summer was the launch of our Music Academy, answering a call from campers to increase musical education at camp. “The individual and collective talent of the staff and campers … Continue reading Music Academy Soars to the Highest Note
As the LightHouse deepens its community connections the benefits are sometimes unexpected. Our local Community Benefit District, with deep roots in the cultural and entertainment institutions in our backyard, gifted us with 40 tickets to a remarkable event. Paul McCartney’s concert was the very last event at the venerable Candlestick Park, also the last place … Continue reading LightHouse Community Rocks a Goodbye to Candlestick Park
“I recommend the [Employment Immersion] program to anyone—I got up and found my way, just keep going and you’ll get there, too.” Read more about Nancy’s new job
Currently there is a large construction site at the corner of Hayes and Polk, directly behind the LightHouse, which is causing obstructions and detours along the northern sidewalk. They are conducting upgrades on the buildings. The builder, Pacific Structures, is anxious to insure safe travel along this block and has asked us to alert our … Continue reading Construction Alert!
You are invited to join the inaugural meeting of an educational and support group dealing with vision loss and blindness. This group will meet monthly. When: First meeting is Wednesday, September 17, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Where: Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City Who should attend: Anyone concerned about their own potential … Continue reading Peninsula Educational and Support Group
Dear Blind and Visually-Impaired Community Members, I’m pleased to announce that a three-year effort by the LightHouse and our legal partners at Disability Rights Advocates has been successful. With our recent settlement with Redbox, all inaccessible California DVD rental machines will be converted to ones which have a tactile keypad and talk. This is a … Continue reading November 12 Deadline to Apply for Redbox Settlement Compensation
Braille Instructor Divina Fontanilla Carlson never backs down from a challenge; whether overcoming personal obstacles or doggedly helping her students defy their own perceptions of their limitations. Read more about Divina here.
Airport demonstrates prototype phone application which can guide passengers through terminal San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today unveiled a prototype version of a smartphone application which can help visually-impaired passengers to navigate through an airport terminal. The app was developed through San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, which paired SFO with the Indoo.rs, a … Continue reading SFO Unveils Mobile App for Visually-Impaired Passengers