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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 April 1, 2024

CONTACT: Summer Sanzo Dittmer

510.332.8087 | press@lighthouse-sf.org  

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

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and ROSEVILLE, CA – In a groundbreaking collaboration, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and PRIDE Industries announce SKILCRAFT® cleaning concentrates, developed and manufactured by blind and low vision…

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

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 28, 2024

CONTACT: Summer Sanzo Dittmer

510.332.8087 | press@lighthouse-sf.org  

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

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired proudly launches LightHouse ECO, a rebrand of its manufacturing social enterprise housed at the Sirkin Center in Alameda, Calif. The…

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Level Up Your Auditory Skills with LightHouse Language of Listening Course

There’s a misconception that people who are blind or have low vision have better hearing than their sighted peers. That’s not true, but what is true is that blind people can be better attuned to their hearing with the right training. LightHouse is providing that training with the return of our online course The Language…

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LightHouse and Vision Zero SF Are Hosting another Public Forum on May 1!

LightHouse is proud to once again partner with Vision Zero SF to bring our community another public forum! On Wednesday, May 1, we will continue our insightful conversations around pedestrian safety. What does an ideal pedestrian-friendly city or community space look like? How can accessibility and inclusion for people who are visually impaired play…

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RSVP This April for May Class “Meet Me in the Kitchen,” a Non-Visual Kitchen Skills Course

“Meet Me in the Kitchen,” is a five-week course designed to empower LightHouse students with the non-visual techniques needed to prepare and present delicious meals independently. This course is created and taught by Bobbi Pompey, an Independent Living Skills Specialist with a passion for cooking and teaching. Each week you will learn non-visual kitchen…

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LightHouse Staff and Students Compete in National Paraclimbing Competition

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For over a year, LightHouse Community Services Coordinator, Andrew Martinez, has been organizing paraclimbing outings for the LightHouse community. Paraclimbing is adaptive rock-climbing for individuals with disabilities. Since LightHouse began joining ParaCliffHangers (a paraclimbing organization that helps set up accessible climbing routes…

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LightHouse Offers Storytelling Weekend with Workshop and Performance Salon, March 30 & 31

During the weekend of March 30 & 31, LightHouse welcomes Dr. M. Leona Godin, a writer and performer who is blind, to lead a two-day storytelling workshop and to host our next Performance Salon.
 
The workshop runs from March 30 to 31 and participants will stay overnight at the LightHouse Student Residences, on the 11th floor…

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Meet EBC!

As many of our newsletter subscribers may remember, we excitedly announced our collaboration with fellow blindness agency, the Earle Baum Center (EBC) in Santa Rosa, who have joined the LightHouse community. As we move forward together with the shared mission of providing opportunity, education, employment and support for blind and low vision individuals by blind and…

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Civic Center BART Station to Install New Accessible Fare Gate on Platform Level, Beginning March 22

As part of their Safe and Clean plan to reimagine the rider experience, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) will be replacing its more than 700 fare gates systemwide. The new fare gates are taller and stronger to deter fare evasion while improving accessibility and reliability with modern equipment and advanced sensors. The plan is…

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Youth can Register for the 2024 Enchanted Hills Camp Counselor-in-Training and Leadership Development Program

The Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC) Counselor-in-Training and Leadership Development Program is designed to nurture blind and low vision leaders through immersive soft-skills development and career exploration. Participants engage in discussions, role-playing, and hands-on practice under the guidance of LightHouse staff during the Summer Camp programs at EHC. By the program's end, participants gain enhanced…

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