Welcome to the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Inc.

An image of a trash can with a trash bag and in the background, images of Lighthouse workers. The text says Click here to learn about purchasing trash can liners and other products in support of employment for persons who are visually  impaired and blind   Accessible Version: Top text: In honor of the 25th Anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act and Helen Keller’s Birthday, The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Inc. and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc.  Middle images: Image of Helen Keller and the ADA 25 Year Anniversary Logo  Middle and bottom text: PRESENT: Without Sight or Sound Joint Open Houses Pasco County: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd., Port Richey, FL Hernando County: Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm The Arc Nature Coast, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, FL Each event includes a Mini-Dining in the Dark, free hearing screenings, technology demonstrations, vision impairment and hearing loss simulations, and other activities which raise awareness about services for people who have vision impairment or hearing loss. These events are free and open to the public. Food is complementary; donations are not expected but appreciated. RSVP appreciated but not mandatory: Lighthouse: 727-815-0303 or events@lvib.org Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services: 727-853-1010 or info@deafhhsfla.org lvib.org | deafhhsfla.org  Bottom images: Logos for the United Way, Lighthouse, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and WellCare.

The mission of the Lighthouse is to provide people who are visually impaired and blind with the skills needed to achieve their maximum independence. Lighthouse works with people of all ages, from babies to seniors, who experience vision impairment, blindness and low vision. We have served persons who are visually impaired and blind since 1983.

Our free programs and services include:

  • Independent Living Skills Classes—Adaptive daily living skills to maximize home and personal management
  • Orientation and Mobility—Fall prevention, sighted guide technique, use of the white cane, use of public transportation
  • Assistive Technology/Computer Training—Using screen magnification or screen reader software
  • Braille Reading & Writing—Using stylus & slate, Braille Writers, and computerized refreshable braille display
  • Counseling and Referral
  • Job Readiness, training and job placement

While on our website, you can learn about vision loss and vision rehabilitation services, and you can read our client profiles to learn how Lighthouse services benefit people who are visually impaired and blind. You can learn about our fundraising events and supporters. Please visit Dining in the Dark and Chasco Coronation Ball to learn about our event fundraisers.

You can also learn about programs that support employment for the visually impaired and blind.

Please contact us if you need more information. Thank you for supporting the Lighthouse.

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