Inspirations from the Front Lines

Lighthouse employees embody our mission in their work and in their everyday lives. Here’s a few examples of their triumphs:

Braille Literacy Instructor Andrew Stauffer

Braille Literacy Instructor Andrew Stauffer

Mike Scheschy: “The biggest influence the Lighthouse has had on my life is allowing me the freedom to accept my blindness. That acceptance has allowed me to advance in my career. I now use accessibility devices such as ZoomText, voiceover technology, and magnifiers at work, home, and in public to assist me in my everyday life.”

Samantha Porter: “This past year, I became the first DeafBlind (manufacturing) lead in the history of Lighthouse. Every single DeafBlind employee looks up to me because I’m a leader and I am fighting to get things solved.”

Andrew Stauffer: “As Braille Literacy Instructor, my role is to help employees achieve their career and personal goals by teaching braille. I see how braille knowledge helps my students to succeed in their jobs and in their daily lives. We are truly a community here, and I try to set an example by being an active member of our community in all aspects of my work.”

 

Lighthouse employees are not only benefitting from our mission, but are stakeholders in furthering our mission. Here’s what it means to some of them:

Assistant Product Development Manager Sam Rodriguez

Assistant Product Development Manager Sam Rodriguez

Shawn Dobbs: “I am committed to doing whatever it takes to help create greater opportunities. I take pride in helping to share our mission of creating and enhancing opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities in the larger community.”

Rick Talley: “I believe it is important that all individuals regardless of their situation be given every opportunity to succeed not only in the job they do, but also in everyday life.”

Sam Rodriguez: “The mission of the Lighthouse, in my opinion, is extremely important as a tool to set the standard of how a multifaceted organization can demonstrate how individuals with disabilities can be as productive as someone without vision loss.”


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