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Is accessibility required?

Thu, 18 May 2017 by Chuck Lorenz & Mike Fox

Is Accessibility Required? Today, Thursday May 18th, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This year marks the sixth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

Hiring Blind: The Misconceptions Facing America’s Visually Impaired Workforce.

Tue, 16 May 2017 by Belo Cipriani

Hiring Blind: The Misconceptions Facing America’s Visually Impaired WorkforceHiring Blind: The Misconceptions Facing America’s Visually Impaired Workforce.

As a recruiting manager staffing for clients such as Google and Apple, I was concerned about three things: experience, unemployment gaps, and the probability of the person becoming a long-term employee...

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: ADVOCATE UPDATE

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Advocate UpdateNow in its second year of state funding, the children’s program budget allocation was cut by the state legislature in year two because year one's startup was delayed until January 2016. Currently funded at $750K for 120 students ($500K is recurring), we are seeking to restore funding to $1M (retaining $500K as recurring) which would allow us to serve 160 students ages 6-13.


(FAASB) is seeking a restoration in funding in the FY2017-2018 state budget for services to children who are blind or visually impaired.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 by Lighthouse Central Florida

The Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind (FAASB) is seeking a restoration in funding in the FY2017-2018 state budget for services to children who are blind or visually impaired.The Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind (FAASB) is seeking a restoration in funding in the FY2017-2018 state budget for services to children who are blind or visually impaired.



Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Justine Siergey

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Justine SiergeyVolunteer leaders are essential ambassadors that help carry the message and mission of a particular cause. Lighthouse is honored to have a dedicated group of volunteers who selflessly go the extra mile, giving of their time, talent and even treasure to ensure issues related to Central Florida's blind and visually impaired are properly elevated in the community and that our clients receive the highest quality service... 
 

Why Current Ride-Share Legislation Should Pass the State Legislature

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Why Current Ride-Share Legislation Should Pass the State LegislatureLast summer, our adult services supervisor, Judy Mathews, penned an opinion piece in the Orlando Sentinel, as a way to educate and inform the public about state and federal laws governing public accommodations for individuals using service animals because of a disability.

 

Dr. Lucille O'Neal Signs On as Lighthouse's First Ambassador

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Dr. Lucille O'Neal Signs On as Lighthouse's First AmbassadorIn an effort to create awareness and bolster opportunities to address the growing needs of Central Florida's blind and visually impaired community, Lighthouse Central Florida today named author and motivator, Dr. Lucille O'Neal, as the first member of its new Ambassadors Council.

 

Message from the President

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Message from the PresidentFriends:

We’ve got less than a week before we host the 28th Annual Sight & Sole WalkFest at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The event will be presented for a second consecutive year by Publix Super Markets Charities.
 

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