Statement of Purpose
– The Accessibility Program exists to provide the necessary equipment, human supports, information, technology and training in the appropriate formats to meet our employees’ needs while at work. –
Accessibility Program Services
- Assessment of new and current employee needs
- Identification of barriers, recommendation for improvement
- Research and recommend organizational accommodations needs (such as ZoomText or JAWS version level)
- Work station/job site evaluation
- Recommendations on facilities improvements
- Education for all employees about accommodation options
- Best practice and policy development
Seattle Lighthouse and Inland Northwest Lighthouse employees who are legally blind are eligible to request accommodation on their jobs.
The Accessibility Manager works with all employees to advise and educate about best practices, needs, and requirements for accommodation.
The Accessibility Program is funded through community support. We rely on financial contributions from local corporations, foundations, service organizations and individuals.
All community support for Lighthouse programs is channeled through the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation, whose sole purpose is to gather community support for fulfillment of the Lighthouse mission. Participants do not pay tuition fees.