Inland Northwest Lighthouse (INL)

Independence and Accessibility for All

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 jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. This important law, similar to other civil rights legislation, ensures people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities to public life as everyone else.

At the Lighthouse we understand that access and equal opportunity are important in helping our employees who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities achieve independence and self-sufficiency.

Please join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA this summer and remember that we all have the right to independence, accessibility, and opportunity.

Address: 6405 N. Addison Street | Spokane, WA 99208 [map]

Main: (509) 487-0405

From left to right: INL workers Rodney Christiansen, Jennifer Marshall, Maria Bradford (sitting), Ron Cook, David Guy, Karl Schaeffler, Mike Robinson

The first satellite operation of The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., the Inland Northwest Lighthouse (INL) has helped to expand job opportunities to blind people across Washington State. Hiring the first blind employee at INL in June 2008, today we employ 52 blind individuals in Spokane and plan to add more jobs in the year to come. Products currently manufactured at the INL include Quartet/SKILCRAFT co-branded wallboards, hanging file folders, spring-back binders, paper trimmers, and dry-erase easels.

INL Production workers Jeremy Stanton (left) and Mark Shively (right)The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. relies on generous community members to sustain and grow employment opportunities for blind people in the Eastern Washington area. To find out how you can help, please contact Development and Public Relations Director Shawn Dobbs at (509) 487-0405 or via e-mail at

We are always looking to create new partnerships and relationships with people and organizations that will help us advance our mission of providing employment and services for those who are blind, Deaf-Blind and blind with other disabilities. If you are interested in our hiring process, or have questions about our facility, please contact our Director of Recruiting Kevin Daniel at 1-800-914-7307 or

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Our Mission: To create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency
for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.

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