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New Lighthouse Works Business Line A Timely Addition

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

New Lighthouse Works Business Line A Timely AdditionEarlier this year, Mike Fox, a software developer at Lighthouse Works, made a presentation at the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference here in Orlando. The ATIA is the largest international conference showcasing the best in assistive technology tools and services. Attendees gather...

White Cane Day 2016

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

White Cane Day 2016For the past several years Lighthouse Central Florida, in collaboration with the Greater Orlando Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind of Central Florida, have observed White Cane & Guide Dog Safety Day (Oct. 15th) in a largely symbolic way. Typically participants gather...

Message From the President

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Message of the PresidentWe are fast approaching the end of the calendar year, but we’ve just kicked off our new fiscal and programmatic year. We’re so excited to continue the momentum that you’ve helped us generate over the past several months. The end of the last quarter was very eventful in both program service delivery, as well as with our business lines at Lighthouse Works.

Board Member Spotlight: David Stahl

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Board Member Spotlight: David StahlLighthouse Board Member David Stahl, has been an active volunteer leader and steadfast champion for the Lighthouse mission for several years. As Group Vice President and Division Sales Manager at SunTrust Bank here in Central Florida, David has worked to deepen the relationship between Lighthouse and SunTrust—a partnership that has seen the bank both recognize and support the work that you help us accomplish in serving Central Florida’s community of blind and visually impaired residents...

We Will Not Go Quietly- Another Denial of Access

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 by Judy Mathews

Judy Mathews with her guide dog KeatsThursday, 10/13/2016

Today started out like any other typical work day, with an early arrival at the office, a brief informational meeting, and taking care of odds and ends. A group of us attended a celebration of White Cane and Guide Dog Safety Day, a panel discussion on navigating our community with dignity, highlighting all aspects of transportation and pedestrian travel. After the event, we piled into an Uber...

The Right Frequency: Husband & Wife Radio Hosts Promote Dialogue

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

The Right Frequency: Husband & Wife Radio Hosts Promote DialogueMichael and Lynne Golder are the husband and wife duo behind the popular radio show, Blind & Beyond. The show, which is produced at the studios of WOKB 1680AM in Ocoee, serves as a bridge for dialogue between the sighted community and those living with vision loss.

Why I Serve: Katrina’s Story

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 by Lighthouse Central Florida

Why I Serve: Katrina’s StoryKatrina Guensch is a former attorney from New York City who has resided in Central Florida with her husband Wayne for the past 28 years. Katrina was first exposed to Lighthouse Central Florida through her close, personal friend, Susan Johnson. Susan used to chair the board of directors at Lighthouse Central Florida, and her late son, Jake, received services at Lighthouse.

Message from the President

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 by Lee Nasehi

Message from the PresidentThese past few months at Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works have been incredibly busy as we head into the next quarter of the year. A lot of our focus of late has been on reimagining the future of vision services here in Central Florida.