Archive for the ‘Orientation and Mobility’ 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 […]

Foundation Board Members Needed – Help Create Jobs!

July 15th, 2015

For 97 years, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. has provided jobs, independence, and empowerment for individuals who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities in our community. As a nonprofit social enterprise, our mission is: To create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. […]

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 […]

Spokane Practices Safe Travel on the 50th Anniversary of National White Cane Safety Day

October 21st, 2014

On October 6, 1964, a joint resolution was passed by the Congress of the United States and signed by then President Lyndon B. Johnson designating October 15th of each year as National White Cane Safety Day. White Cane Safety Day is commemorated annually to highlight the importance of the white cane as a symbol of […]

Become a Trained Sighted Guide!

March 19th, 2013

Are you a good communicator who enjoys helping others? Inland Northwest Lighthouse (INL) has the perfect opportunity for you to support our mission to create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, and blind with other disabilities. We are currently looking for individuals interested in being trained as a sighted […]

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 […]


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