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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
Our Vision & Health services include a Vision Clinic, Diabetes Education, Behavior Health Services and Support Groups.
The Lighthouse of Houston offers a variety of community and recreational programs for youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired.