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Need blindness products? Adaptations Reopens for Online Orders

As we continue to shelter in place and do our best to help slow the potential spread of COVID-19, the staff at Adaptations knows how invaluable some of the items we carry can be in the day-to-day lives of people who use them. While we must all do what we can to keep one…

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Hands On Goes Virtual

By Caitlin O’Malior, Alternate Media Specialist

With the outbreak of COVID-19 and strict orders on social distancing, the world around us is changing the way we are operating in order to conduct business as usual. The dedicated staff at LightHouse has welcomed the challenge and have been offering a variety of virtual programs and workshops…

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LightHouse offers specialized help with Be My Eyes

If you’re not yet familiar with the Be My Eyes app, check it out on the App store or Google Play. The idea is brilliant in its simplicity. A blind or visually impaired person needs help finding out what’s in a can, or how to use the washing machine in an unfamiliar hotel laundry…

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Ethan Meigs

How LightHouse staffer Ethan Meigs went from Sociology to Information Technology

Ethan Meigs, LightHouse Information Technology Technician, writes about his blindness and how he became the first blind IT Technician in LightHouse history.

I am 37 years old and a native Californian, who began life legally blind in both eyes. I spent my childhood in Southern California attending public schools using magnification and large print…

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Bryan Bashin

Bryan Bashin Marks 10 Years as LightHouse CEO

Photo by Sarika Dagar

Article by Lee Kumutat

Under Bryan’s leadership, LightHouse has grown exponentially in stature, standing and staff. He oversaw the design and completion of our new state-of-the-art home in downtown San Francisco, the Holman Prize for Blind Ambition and a harmonious parity of blind and sighted staff at all levels.

But who is the man behind…

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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 Offices Closed for In-Person Services Through Labor Day

Dear LightHouse students, supporters, partners and friends,

As you now know, COVID-19 has changed so much for all of us, and it continues to be an unprecedented threat. This is especially true for some members of the blind community.

LightHouse for the Blind and its committed staff are continuing to provide essential resources and support for…

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LightHouse’s Access Technology team is here to help you complete the 2020 Census

It’s that time again: Once each decade, we’re asked to complete the Census. The Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories. It’s important to get an accurate population count because the Census determines federal funding for local communities. Your Census responses are protected by law and can’t be shared…

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LightHouse offers online meditation classes

During uncertain times, some people find practicing mindfulness very helpful. If it works for you, then LightHouse is here to help by offering two weekly meditation classes online.

Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., through April and May

This class is led by Jeffrey Schneider, who has more than 40 years…

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