The Youth Slam is a biennial program in its third year that gives blind high school students a week-long college immersion experience focused on exciting STEM (Sience Technology Engineering & Math) subjects like Forensics, Kineseology, Computer Science, Robotics, journalism, Rocketry, Architecture, Environmental Science, and a taste of driving via the Blind Driver Challenge. Students will … Continue reading 2011 Youth Slam Applications
Support the Scientists and Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table
The Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) is located between San Francisco and Sacramento in California’s Central Valley on the University of California’s Davis campus, in Yolo County where agriculture is the primary industry. The WHNRC strives to improve the health of all Americans by: creating and testing nutrition interventions to improve health; assessing how an individual’s environment and genetics affect nutrient metabolism; and providing reliable and reproducible research results for the development of national nutrition policies.
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Tax season has started, and the next thing you know it will be April 15th. Don’t wait until then, come to the LightHouse and get your taxes done for FREE. When: February 12th. Appointments start at 10:00 a.m. Where: The LightHouse, 214 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, 94102 Professional tax preparers will be on hand … Continue reading Free Tax Preparation at the LightHouse!
The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind partnered with the California Department of Consumer Affairs in their “Take Charge” campaign. The product of this partnership was a tip sheet for consumers regarding dog attacks on guide dogs. This tip card is available by mail, in Braille, or in Spanish upon request. The online … Continue reading Tip Sheet on Dog Attacks against Guide Dogs
The 2011 edition of the “Medicare and You” Handbook, which all Medicare recipients receive in the mail is now available in Braille. It comes in three soft cover volumes, 257 pages in Braille. This is the official US government Medicare handbook, covering what’s new, what Medicare costs, what it covers, health and prescription drug plans, … Continue reading Medicare Handbook in Braille
By Brian McCallen, LightHouse guest blogger and volunteer Cooking Without Looking is the newest television show in town just for the blind and visually impaired. The blind and visually impaired cooks stir up their most tasty dishes, including “Phil’s Fabulous Gourmet Meatloaf” and “Celia’s Easy Cheesy Potatoes.” Not only do the chefs describe how to … Continue reading Cooking Without Looking
A unique self defense program entirely designed for the visually impaired has been developed by the Enabling Safety Project. Sensei Stephen Nicholls, of the British Kodenkan Ju Jitsu, has spent four years of close cooperation with the visually impaired community to devise the Mega Self Defense Program (Mega means eye in Japanese). It teaches specifically … Continue reading Teaching the Mega No Maki Self Defense Program at the LightHouse
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced that for the first time a blind individual has driven a street vehicle in public without the assistance of a sighted person. Mark Anthony Riccobono, a blind executive who directs technology, research, and education programs for the organization, was behind the wheel of a Ford Escape hybrid … Continue reading Blind Man Drives Car Independently
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