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Thank You for Supporting Us on Giving Tuesday

Hooray! Well done! Thanks to the unwavering support of our generous donors, staff and Board members, we raised over $110,000 and exceeded our goal on Giving Tuesday.

Thank you for joining the #GivingTuesday movement to help protect Enchanted Hills Camp. Funds raised this year will purchase a much-needed tractor for Enchanted Hills and send 50…

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A group of campers who are blind and low vision explore flora at Enchanted Hills Camp while the sunrays peek through redwood trees in the background.

By taking a pause, Enchanted Hills Camp will help flatten the curve

Dear friends and supporters,

For almost a year, we’ve been preparing for the biggest and most fun-filled summer ever at Enchanted Hills Camp for this, our 70th birthday year. We’ve nearly completed the new pool bathhouse, spiffed up the dining hall and its commercial kitchen, deepened our lake and stocked it with fish and cleared…

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LightHouse plans to open for in-person services no sooner than late summer

Update on LightHouse Re-Opening

Although many California state COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on June 15, LightHouse plans to open for in-person services no sooner than late summer in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and students.

Dear LightHouse students, supporters, partners and friends,

As you now know, COVID-19 has changed so much…

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Giving Tuesday is Here! Help Make Enchanted Hills Camp More Accessible and Sustainable.

Please join LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Enchanted Hills Camp on Tuesday, November 30 for Giving Tuesday, and help us meet our accessibility and sustainability goals!

This year the funds we raise on Giving Tuesday will go towards the purchase of two wheelchair accessible electric vehicle shuttles for Enchanted Hills Camp as a part of our…

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What do the Boeing, SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic space vehicles look like?

Title: Space Flight Vehicle Comparison

Image Description: Diagram of four space flight vehicles, representing the crew capsules with an empty outline and the propulsion systems with solid fill. The vehicle on the far left of the page is SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket that is a long cylinder with the Crew Dragon capsule on top. To…

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Giving Tuesday is Coming! Tuesday After Thanksgiving You Can Make EHC More Inclusive

Please join LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Enchanted Hills Camp on Tuesday, November 30 for Giving Tuesday, and help us meet our accessibility and sustainability goals!

This year the funds we raise on Giving Tuesday will go towards the purchase of two wheelchair accessible electric vehicle shuttles for Enchanted Hills Camp as a part of our…

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Paperless Versa Slate Braille Writer

Go Paperless with the Versa Slate Braille Writer from Adaptations

Have you ever wished you had a handy, portable on-the-go way to jot down a quick Braille note? Or maybe keep a current “to do” or “grocery” Braille list conveniently on your refrigerator or at your desk? Don’t we all. So, our Adaptations crew decided it’s time we now carry the new paperless Versa…

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Welcoming Employment Get-Togethers Going strong – Virtually

Like all LightHouse Programs, 30% & Growing, our monthly casual meetup to chat all things blind employment, went virtual when LightHouse stopped face-to-face services to keep the community safe at the beginning of the pandemic. Since then, it’s been thriving online with an array of special guests and spirited conversation from blind people with…

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Get Your COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations at Our San Francisco headquarters

We are pleased to welcome members of our community, their friends and families and members of the wider community to receive a booster shot on four Tuesdays, from November 23 to December 14. Each vaccination clinic runs between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

And while you’re there, why not also have your flu shot. Both…

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Orientation and Mobility specialist, Anegla Reynolds, poses with two TMAPs she has embossed for clients in Australia

How TMAP Reinvigorated How Angela Reynolds Serves Students

Since 2016, LightHouse’s Media and Accessible Design Laboratory (MAD Lab) has been continuously developing their innovative Tactile Maps Automated Production (TMAP) software and perfecting its outcoming product. TMAP, a tool to generate tactile street maps, has grown since its early days and has become a widely used Orientation & Mobility (O&M) tool among O&M instructors…

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Lord of the Ring "Middle Earth Tactile Map Bundle" created by LightHouse's MAD Lab

Adaptations Has New One-of-a-Kind Products

It’s a new month, and our online store Adaptations has exciting new products to shop for. One of the greatest benefits of shopping with Adaptations is our collection of one-of-a-kind items designed and produced in-house by our Media and Accessible Design Laboratory (MAD Lab) team that are sold exclusively online at Adaptations.org. And what’s…

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Hitting the Ground Running

Back in August, we announced the launch of our early childhood intervention service called LightHouse Little Learners. LightHouse Little Learners will give us the opportunity to provide specialist services and bring our brand of blindness-positive philosophy to families with children ages birth to three who are blind, DeafBlind, have low vision or neurological visual impairment,…

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