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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

415-694-7661 | 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

415-694-7661 | 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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LightHouse & Xfinity Comcast Host Roundtable Discussion on Latest Accessibility Trends, June 6

Please join us for an opportunity to meet Tom Wlodkowski, VP of Accessibility at Comcast, during his visit to California. We'll be discussing the latest accessibility trends along with our efforts for greater digital inclusion and access with LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco. All Access Tech enthusiasts are welcome!…

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How Cathy Mulhern’s Technology Journey Led Her to Teach at Earle Baum Center

In March, we introduced you to the Earle Baum Center, a blindness center in Santa Rosa that recently joined the LightHouse community. Now, we’re introducing you to the people who work there. First up, an interview with Earle Baum Senior Assistive Technology Specialist, Cathy Mulhern who’s been there since 2009.
 
How did you get interested in…

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LightHouse Board Meeting Open to the Public on June 6

Members of the public are invited to attend the Thursday, March 7th meeting of the Board of Directors of San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom and runs from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Pacific.
 
30 minutes will be reserved for public comment,…

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LightHouse to Screen Cold Refuge, a Film about Open Water Swimmers, May 9

LightHouse for the Blind invites our students, volunteers, staff and community members to a free screening of the documentary Cold Refuge. This film is presented as part of our 1155 Performance Salon series.

Cold Refuge, by local documentary filmmaker Judy Irving, is about the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of full immersion in the natural world:…

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Come Celebrate World Labyrinth Day at EBC on May 4!

Saturday, May 4, is World Labyrinth Day! Come celebrate this peaceful holiday at Earle Baum Center of the Blind (EBC) in Santa Rosa. We invite the BVI community to enjoy EBC’s uniquely accessible Labyrinth, specifically designed by EBC staffer, Patricia Jefferson, to accommodate travelers using white canes, guide dogs, human guides and most wheelchairs.…

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Join in the Laughter at the next 1155 Performance Salon, April 27 at 2:00 pm

It’s almost time for the next 1155 Performance Salon at LightHouse!
 
For April, we welcome talented comedians from Comedians with Disabilities Act. The Comedians with Disabilities Act is “a fabulous collection of comedians who have disabilities, both seen and unseen, and bring forth the humor they find in their experiences” (comedianswithdisabilitiesact.com/about). 
 
These comedians will share their laugh-out-loud…

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LightHouse and Guide Dogs for the Blind Hosted their 2nd Annual Spring Celebration!

[ngg src=galleries ids=20 sortorder=63,64,62 display=basic_thumbnail thumbnail_crop=0]Spring was in the air last Saturday as the paths that wind around the green lawns and lush gardens of the Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) campus in San Rafael were filled with the toddling feet and happy paws of the 2nd Annual Spring Celebration attendees!
 
Together with our friends at GDB,…

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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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