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Jess Curtis explains the design of a show curtain during a haptic access tour

More Audio Described Performances? We say: “yes please”

By Maia Scott, Adult Programs Coordinator
 
There’s nothing like flipping down that theater seat and settling in anticipation for an evening of excellent Broadway theater with an earbud stuck into one ear and a receiver clipped on and ready. Having the opportunity to hear descriptions of sets, costumes, stage blocking and even dance variations has…

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Enchanted Hills Camp counselor, Hannah, holds camper Martie’s hand while counselor Alena sits behind them at EHC Family Camp summer 2022

EHC Camp Counselor, Hannah, Shares Her Summer Highlights

By Hannah Clemenson, Enchanted Hills Camp Counselor
 
Editor’s Note: Since its opening in 1950, Enchanted Hills Camp has been a home away from home for generations of campers. Nestled in a forest of majestic redwoods, EHC is a place where blind, low vision, Deafblind, and disabled campers can learn, grow, and explore the world around…

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Sharon Giovinazzo

LightHouse Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Giovinazzo!

We are excited to announce that Sharon Giovinazzo has been named as our new  Chief Executive Officer and will be joining us in this role on October 25.

Sharon Giovinazzo brings more than two decades of experience leading organizations dedicated to advocating for and serving the needs of the blind and visually impaired. She will…

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Image of the exterior Sirkin Center building in Alameda, CA

Join Us for the Sirkin Center Grand Opening, October 28

We warmly extend an invitation to the members of our community to attend the Grand Opening of our new Sirkin Center in Alameda. Named after the extremely successful businessman and LightHouse’s most significant donor to date, Donald Sirkin, the Sirkin Center is the entrepreneurial heart of a growing set of social ventures and light…

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A composite of the LightHouse and Holman Prize logos

And the 2022 Holman Prizewinners Are…

We are pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Holman Prize for Blind Ambition. The Holman Prize awards up to $25,000 each to three blind people who have ambitious ideas that challenge misperceptions about blindness while also challenging themselves. The Holman Prize is named for James Holman, a 19th century blind explorer…

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EHC teen camper working on a wood working project

Polishing to Perfection Now Meets In-Person

Over the last few years, many blind and low vision teens and young adults who attended Enchanted Hills summer camp have learned the wood crafting skills needed to polish a piece of wood into a piece of art. Throughout the pandemic, these dedicated students of the Polishing to Perfection club met virtually to keep…

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Another Great YES Summer Academy Completed

Photo 1: YES Academy students gather together at a Muni station in San Francisco. From left to right: Daisy Soto (YES Coordinator), Monse, Adam, Heriberto, Omar, Nicole (mentor), Eman, Katya, Rocco, Jisselle (mentor), Andrew (mentor), and Dlan

Photo 2:  YES Summer Academy students Rocco, Hari and Adam pose together in front of a heart sculpture at Pier 39…

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Navigating Campus with the SunuBand from Adaptations

As many of us are heading back to school or back to work after the summer break, there’s no better time to sharpen your independent traveling skills. Whether you are exploring a new campus or commuting to a familiar space, the SunuBand is a super helpful device for any blind, Deafblind, or low vision…

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Ojok Simon smiles at the beach

Remembering Holman Prizewinner Ojok Simon

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t is with great sadness and a heavy heart we share the passing of our dear friend and 2017 Holman Prizewinner, Ojok Simon. On July 25, Ojok passed away in his home of Gulu, Uganda and is survived by his loving wife and five children.  

Ojok…

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A group of LightHouse youth students sitting at a round table

Join the 2022-23 EHC and Youth Program Council

At the LightHouse, we take great pride in having a strong community filled with many wonderful people. To help us provide the best programs for our community, we seek guidance from our EHC and Youth Program Council to help us shape programs and activities that youth who are blind or have low vision need…

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