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Adaptations Online Store Now Open

Just in time for holiday shopping, LightHouse for the Blind's Adaptations Store is launching its new online store. Now you can shop 24/7 at www.adaptations.org and have our products sent directly to your door.

We are opening with a SALE!

Visitors save 10% at checkout when they use code LH10. In addition, now you can take…

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Welcome to Windows 10

Come join the LightHouse access tech team as we explore features and functions of Windows 10, yes Windows 10.

Do you have concerns, are you skeptical, do you wonder why you can’t stick with Windows 7 instead of learning a new operating system? The time has come to make the transition and we will help…

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Conference participant Matthew Morgan takes notes on his laptop. To his right, sits Ethan Meigs, LightHouse Access Technology Specialist.

Tech Trainers Unite: LightHouse Hosts Blindness Technology Trainers Conference

From October 22 through 24, LightHouse’s Access Technology department hosted their second annual Blindness Technology Trainers Conference. Trainers from blindness agencies and other organizations across California gathered to discuss strategies on training blind and low vision students on a variety of accessible technology needed for communication and day-to-day life, from smartphones, to screen readers,…

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During the month of November – enjoy a very special blind wine tasting at One Market

Attention lovers of good wine and food. Throughout November, the celebrated San Francisco destination restaurant One Market is fundraising for LightHouse. For only $15.00 you can enjoy a blind wine tasting of three terrific wines, with all proceeds to benefit LightHouse for the Blind.

When: Throughout the month of November, 2019.
Where: One Market Restaurant, 1…

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Portrait of Ed Wong. Photo by Sarika Dagar.

Ed Wong Brings Career Advice and Bread to the LightHouse

LightHouse Employment Specialist Ed Wong explains that he “took the total San Francisco route” when it came to his education. Born in San Francisco, Ed went to City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Ed has a lot of experience working in job…

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed stands with LightHouse CEO Bryan Bashin and LightHouse board President Chris Downey.

LightHouse Observes White Cane Day with Mayor London Breed

On Tuesday, October 15, LightHouse celebrated White Cane Day. Eighty-seven LightHouse ambassadors, visitors and staff gathered to talk about the white cane as a tool for blind independence. San Francisco Mayor London Breed joined us and talked about San Francisco's commitment to making the city a great place for seniors and people with disabilities…

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The back of a San Francisco muni bus showing the LightHouse/Vision Zero SF Safe Streets ad.

Look for LightHouse on San Francisco Muni Buses

As part of LightHouse’s involvement in the Vision Zero SF campaign Safe Streets for Seniors, and to celebrate White Cane Day, LightHouse has put up bus tails (advertising appearing on the back of a bus) on Muni buses across San Francisco. The whimsical ad depicts drawn images of blind pedestrians using a white cane…

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Past participants in LightHouse's White Cane Day celebration stand in a row with canes extended.

Celebrate White Cane Day and meet Mayor London Breed

Calling all members of the blind community, friends and allies. Tuesday, October 15 is White Cane Day. Celebrate and promote safety awareness at LightHouse Headquarters as we meet Mayor London Breed and walk to City Hall. Bring your canes or dog guides and be seen.

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Meet…

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Students of our CVCL class practice their new mobility skills while crossing Market Street near LightHouse Headquarters.

San Francisco’s Market Street is being transformed and the city wants to hear from you

You're invited to a community gathering on Thursday, October 3, to learn more about and give input to the Better Market Street project.

When: Thursday, October 3, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: LightHouse Headquarters, 1155 Market St, 10th Floor

Better Market Street is the City's multi-agency project to transform 2.2 miles of Market Street, from Octavia Boulevard…

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Wanda Pearson, LightHouse Employment Immersion Coordinator, stands with Employment Immersion students and LightHouse volunteers outside San Francisco's Federal Building.

Employment Immersion Students Make Their Mark at Federal Job Fair

On September 4, 26 blind and low vision jobseekers who are part of LightHouse’s Employment Immersion Program, assembled at LightHouse Headquarters and walked as a group to the Federal Building in San Francisco for a job fair.

The jobseekers, dressed in business attire and armed with resumes and cover letters, spoke with representatives from twenty…

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