April is National Volunteer Month

For those struggling with social distancing, which can be even more difficult for people who are blind, several associated agencies have been lending a virtual hand. Outlook Nebraska is operating a hotline and the Lighthouse for the Blind Fort Worth is hosting online support groups. In the Washington, D.C., area, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind […]

San Antonio Lighthouse Safety Masks Help in Coronavirus Fight

When the calls for help came in, he couldn’t say no. That’s how Mike Gilliam, CEO and President of the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired, describes his response to pleas from University Hospital and the Southwest Research Institute to start making washable, reusable cloth masks for local healthcare professionals fighting the […]

The Behind-the-Scenes Workforce Supporting Our Nation During COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the nation, Americans feel a deep sense of gratitude to the healthcare workers, grocery clerks, and other essential services providers on the frontlines who are prioritizing the health and safety of their communities on a daily basis. Yet behind those on the frontlines stands another workforce that makes those […]

Accessible Technology for the COVID-19 Crisis

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to have tremendous impact on everyone, regardless of ability or disability. For people who are blind, assistive technology is now more critical than ever for staying connected to the world. As we all adjust to social distancing and teleworking, we’ve put together a few resources to help everyone navigate this […]