Education &


It all starts with education for the blind and the Lighthouse of Houston is dedicated to providing education and vocational training to individuals who are visually impaired. Our education training focuses on learning basic office skills and adaptive techniques, adaptive and assistive technology, transcription and telecommunications. Our vocational programs focus on vocational and social adjustment.



Vocational Programs

Our mission is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired to be independent members of society. Through vocational training programs, we prepare individuals with vision loss with the resources, social skills and skillsets to gain meaningful employment. Our vocational training programs include communication, listening, engaging in dialogue, giving feedback, cooperating as a team member, problem solving and resolving conflict, leading to job opportunities to the blind

Employment Opportunities

The Lighthouse of Houston is an inclusive organization that employs people of all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, education levels and disabilities. About 40% of our employees are blind or visually impaired, and many have participated in our vocational training programs. To join our talented group of professionals, click "Learn More."

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Education Training Courses

Our mission is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired to be independent members of society. Through our education training courses, we prepare individuals with vision loss with the resources and skillsets to gain meaningful employment. Our vocational training programs include transcription and medical transcription, call center/telecommunications, mail sorting, product packaging, office skills, customer service and document scanning.

Assistive Technology Training

Technology proficiency is one of the most important skill sets for blind and low vision people to have in today’s economy. The Lighthouse of Houston is proud to offer a variety of Assistive Technology Training to our clients.

Whether you are getting ready to graduate from high school and go to college, or at a critical transition point in your life, or training to enter or re-enter the workforce, The Lighthouse of Houston offers curriculum to meet your individual needs. We offer instruction in both screen reading and magnification software, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, OCR solutions, DAISY book readers, and a variety of braille technology, including both braille displays and note takers.



Education and Training Department

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The Lighthouse of Houston employs many wonderful, talented individuals that are passionate about the mission. Of those we employ, nearly 40% are visually impaired or blind.

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The Lighthouse of Houston has the resources to perform many jobs that your company may not have the ability to do in house. Contact us today to see how we can help!

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"I have worked for the Lighthouse of Houston for 20 fabulous years! I went through the Lighthouse's medical transcription vocational program and was hired immediately.  I love what I do and wanted to make it a career, so I pursued and became a Certified Medical Transcriptionist. This was not an easy task due to the limitations and lack of modifications for people who are blind/visually impaired but they allowed me to use a reader and I passed and am one of only 1,500 Certified Medical Transcriptionists in the U.S. I was also named Employee of the year in 2008 by the National Industries for the Blind because of my employment at the Lighthouse, and I was truly humbled. I continue to work on increasing my knowledge and education and recently became a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist which increased my critical thinking skills.  I receive so much support and mentorship from my supervisor and other Lighthouse staff, and I am grateful for all the Lighthouse of Houston has given me over the past 20 years. "
Jennifer Parrish
Lighthouse of Houston Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist


Vision & Health

Our Vision & Health services include a Vision Clinic, Diabetes Education, Behavior Health Services and Support Groups.

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Community & Recreation

The Lighthouse of Houston offers a variety of community and recreational programs for youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired.

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Resources & Housing

Our Reflections Store has a large selection of adaptive aids. We also have two Independent Living Centers as well as an Assisted Living facility.

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