The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
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Founded in 1918, the mission of The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is to create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for individuals who are blind, Deaf-Blind, or blind with other disabilities. We are a successful manufacturing organization that is committed to making jobs accessible to blind individuals and currently employ nearly 400 individuals, more than 220 of whom are visually impaired. Our philosophy maintains that each employee be provided with whatever supports are necessary for success in the workplace. Employment opportunities at Seattle Lighthouse include positions in production, customer service, accounting, machine set-up and operation, computer instruction, information technology, program management, administration, departmental supervision, development, and human resources.
In addition to offering employment opportunities, Seattle Lighthouse provides a wide range of programs and services for visually impaired employees and blind people in the larger community. These include vocational computer training programs for blind adults and one-on-one computer classes for Deaf-Blind people. The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. also provides an in-house sign language interpreting department to ensure effective communication for Deaf-Blind employees, staff mobility instructors to teach independent travel with a white cane or dog guide, a braille training program and reading group, and over 100 computer workstations adapted for use by visually impaired individuals. We also have outreach and educational programs for the community at large, including our nationally acclaimed Deaf-Blind retreats and community classes as well as a local school program to educate elementary school students about blindness and deaf-blindness.
For more information, please visit our website at www.seattlelighthouse.org or on Facebook search for The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.