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RUBY™ Handheld Video Magnifier now at the LightHouse store!

Come in to 214 Van Ness (415 694 7301) and check out this newest cutest video mag!

The Ruby, from freedom Scientific.

Our smallest, most portable handheld magnification solution
For the many people who need help reading text and seeing details because of low vision, traditional magnifying glasses work only up to a point. The RUBY video…

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California delays in-home care cuts

This news was circulated by the CA Foundation of Independent Living Centers. to join theirs lists, see below.

By Susan Ferriss
SACRAMENTO BEE

Published: Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 - 12:00 am | Page 3A

The California Department of Social Services announced Wednesday that it cannot meet a Sept. 1 deadline requiring it drop or cut aid for more…

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Employment Opportunity: Coordinator, Services to the Deaf

Please carefully read the Examination Bulletin for specific information on this exam.

Selection Services Unit is pleased to announce the release of the Examination bulletin for:

Exam Title:  Coordinator, Services to the Deaf,
Department of Rehabilitation
Exam Code:  7RH16           Final Filing Date:  August 27, 2009
Exam Base:  Departmental OPEN

Specific information regarding the examination can be accessed as follows:

Attached is…

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Job Opening: California Foundation Independent Living Centers, Administrative Assistant

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant. This full-time position is based in Sacramento, California. The responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant include: performing word processing and data entry; answering the telephone; assisting with bookkeeping duties including data entry, processing accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Open for Recruitment: Open until…

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Two successful Guide Dogs grads!

Photo: Divina, wearing a summery dress, sits smiling with her new yellow-white retreiver.

An update from LightHouse rehab teacher, Divina Fontanilla:

I've had my new guide dog, Syracuse,  for about 2 weeks now and we're definetly  still in our adjustment period. Caring, feeding, relieving, working  and nurturing  a dog is quite a responsibility . I had  to…

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Boston Globe article on the importance of maintaining audible pedestrian signals.

Yakir Arbib is blind. He is also a promising young pianist who daily negotiates the Green Line and busy urban streets on his way to study at the Berklee College of Music. None of it daunts him, except the congested crossroads at Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston Street.

The chirping of an audible crossing signal is…

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Job seekers and job developers meet up at the 2009 Unison in Industries Conference.

Save the Date! November 12, 2009. Palo Alto, CA.

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
For program details and registration, go to www.unisoninindustries.org

Unison in Industries brings together employers, job seekers, service providers, and vendors to expand employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to…

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Northern California Entertainment and Recreation Listing August 14, 2009

This listing is compiled by the Vision Loss Resource Center at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It is compiled weekly as a service to the blind and visually impaired community of Northern California. If you have meeting or event information that would be appropriate for inclusion in this list please email…

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DOJ announces targeted goals to hire persons with disabilities

Read a transcript (on the Deaf Netwrok of Texas blog) of a recent Department of Justice announcement regarding targeted goals to hire people with disabilites. The transcript includes many vlauble direct links to apply online for DOJ jobs and an explanation of the applicant proces. It also includes a May 2009 memorandum on the…

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