Archive for the ‘Accessibility’ Category

Introducing Boze: Experiences with a New Guide Dog

October 25th, 2016

Getting a new guide dog can be an exciting but challenging experience. Cindy Van Winkle is the Development Coordinator at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. in Seattle and has recently gone through training with her new guide dog Boze. Cindy kept a mini journal over the course of the training, which lasted from September […]

Independence and Accessibility for All

July 24th, 2015

This July the Lighthouse honors and celebrates independence and accessibility for all. In addition to commemorating our nation’s Declaration of Independence on July 4th, we’re proud to recognize the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enacted July 26th, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and provides equal access to […]

Neighborhood Improvement Projects are Nearly Complete

February 12th, 2015

Through cooperation from the City of Seattle, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and a small group of community members and Lighthouse employees who call themselves the Action Team, a series of much needed pedestrian improvements have recently been completed near Seattle Lighthouse with still more on the way. Through guidance from the Seattle Department […]

Linda and Ed Elliott: A Legacy of Service to the Lighthouse

November 11th, 2014

On Friday, November 7th, 2014 The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. said farewell to a couple of our beloved family members: Linda and Ed Elliott. Linda was one of the 2011 Employees of the Year and worked at the Lighthouse for 31 years. In her role as Injection Mold Shop and Production Manager, she helped […]

HUD Safe Travel Grant Provides Lighthouse Employees with Training and Equipment

February 6th, 2013

“I have been here at the Lighthouse for 12 years, and have never received such positive feedback on any initiative we have implemented.  Employees who have received way finding equipment and training have contacted me, letting me know that this equipment and training has changed their lives: giving them a chance to travel and explore […]

KPG architects visit the Lighthouse

November 14th, 2012

The Lighthouse was visited on October 29th by a group of Redmond architects. The group is involved with KPG, an interdisciplinary design firm specializing in Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design in the Puget Sound.  Currently, they are working with the City of Redmond on the Cleveland Streetscape project located in the heart of […]

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