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Alhouse Deaton has adopted

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired for 2020/2021!


For 2020/2021, Alhouse Deaton has adopted the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. To give back to the San Francisco Bay area which has given us so much, we have selected a not-for-profit whose community-minded focus is very much in line with Alhouse Deaton's mindset for our community and our business.


We believe that especially in this time of COVID-19, in order for our cities to grow and thrive, all of our citizens must be supported. In order to move our valuable mission forward and for this reason, Alhouse Deaton has selected LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired for 2020/2021.


LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides education, training, advocacy, and community for blind individuals in California and around the world.




Photo of artist Claire Spector stands before her textile art in the CJM gallery

with her cane touching the quilted artwork panels on the wall.


The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired 


LightHouse for the Blind offers blindness training, employment, and community to more than 3,000 blind and visually impaired individuals of all ages each year. They also pursue the development of new technology, encourage innovation and creativity, and amplify the voices of blind individuals around the world through international advocacy including coordinating the annual Holman Prize for blind ambition.


They have a wide footprint and offer services throughout Northern California, including at the historic Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind in Napa.

Blind Music Academy performs 'Take 5' at Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa

At Enchanted Hills, blind people of all ages and backgrounds have the chance to grow and challenge themselves in an environment where it’s okay to take risks.


As part of LightHouse for the Blind's dedication to increasing blind employment, we also operate a manufacturing plant in San Leandro where 70% of the workforce are blind people diversifying the output and growth of several for-profit business ventures.

Our Mission

Founded in 1902, the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired promotes the independence, equality and self-reliance of people who are blind or have low vision.

The Blind at Work: BBC World news report about on LightHouse Industries staff



Programs offered by San Francisco's LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired are as follows:

  • Blind & Low Vision Training Classes

  • Access Technology

  • Employment Immersion Program

  • Enchanted Hills Camp

  • Deaf-blind Program

  • Youth Programs

  • Community Services

  • Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Low Vision Clinic

Some of their programs include training on cutting-edge accessible technology, how to move gracefully and effectively with a cane, social and recreational activities, accessible map and graphic design, braille instruction, as well as science, math, music and many other camps for blind youth and adults in the rolling hills of Napa.

The Holman Prize: Alieu Jaiteh on Blindness in Rural Gambia

Baking Blind at One Market Restaurant in San Francisco