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DeafBlind Retreat Touches Hearts

September 8th, 2016

“It’s okay to touch. Touch provides equal access to someone who cannot hear or see.” We heard this message loud and clear from our DeafBlind tour guides while visiting the DeafBlind Retreat at the Seabeck Conference Center on August 31st, 2016. As our DeafBlind tour guides spoke about the facility and the retreat, American Sign […]

Get to Know Cindy Van Winkle – Event Coordinator

July 28th, 2016

Cindy Van Winkle comes to The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. after over 20 years of teaching braille for the Kitsap Public School System. Her favorite part of that job was working with students and seeing the impact that her efforts made. Many of her previous students now work at the Lighthouse, so she gets […]

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. Visits Washington D.C.

June 23rd, 2016

Each year National Industries for the Blind (NIB) hosts a Public Policy Forum for all of its associated agencies. The forum provides NIB agencies with the chance to build relationships with elected officials and advocate on various aspects of legislation. This year’s forum took place on May 24th and 25th in Crystal City, Virginia. Five […]

Lighthouse Employees Hit the Baseball Field on Kirk Adams’ Last Day

May 4th, 2016

We took Lighthouse Mission and Values in Performance (MVP) award winners and staff out to the ballgame for Kirk Adams’ last day on the job. It was the Seattle Mariners vs. the Kansas City Royals and the stadium was packed for the big faceoff. An exciting game ended with the Mariners winning 1 to 0. Just as the Mariners […]

Newly Passed Legislation Creates More Jobs for People Who are Blind

April 25th, 2016

Several years ago, a law was passed in the State of Washington mandating that the State purchase products and services from non-profit organizations employing people who are blind. This piece of legislation was buried in pages of procurement law, and as a result, this law went unnoticed. In the fall of 2014, Government Relations staff from […]

White Cane Day 2015: Independence in Safety and Walkability

October 23rd, 2015

We are proud to observe National White Cane Safety Day every 15th of October. This year we invited public officials, transit and pedestrian organizations, and organizations from the blind and DeafBlind community to attend a walk through our neighborhood showcasing street and sidewalk improvements. On this day The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. celebrates enhanced […]

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