Program areas at The Lighthouse for the Blind
See schedule o.the Lighthouse for The Blind, Inc. is a leading manufacturer in Washington state, with a facility in seattle and another in spokane. A third manufacturing facility is located in summerville, south carolina. These facilities produce parts for The aerospace industry, equipment for The military, and products for The office setting. In addition, The organization operates eleven base supply centers on military properties in Washington, California, and Nevada. Contract management services are provided in California and alabama.the Lighthouse has nearly 500 employees across its 17 locations. Over half are visually impaired. Individuals with visual impairments, including those who are deafblind and Blind with other disabilities, work at all levels of The organization, including production, operations management, information and technology, human resources, finance, and president and ceo. The Lighthouse is a world-class manufacturer and service provider, placing emphasis on quality, customer service, delivery, and price. The Lighthouse adheres to high standards, and is as9100 rev d accredited and iso 9001:2015 certified. The Lighthouse dedicates significant resources to employee training, support, and accommodations, and proactively prepares people with visual impairments for career advancement opportunities.
The independent living program provides in home instruction for clients new to vision loss so they can learn new ways of performing tasks of everyday living. The independent living program serves The following counties: king, snohomish, skagit, island and san juan counties, and o&m services for pierce county. Instructors come to The client's home and work with them to learn new ways to perform The tasks of everyday living: appliance use, medication management, telephone and time telling techniques, and reading and writing. Lighthouse orientation and mobility instructors help clients achieve travel goals, such as moving around The home and neighborhood safely and independently, or traveling by bus or paratransit.
The low vision clinic offers functional vision assessments by a residency trained optometrist who will work to maximize vision and function to perform daily living tasks. A low vision therapist works to ensure each individual is comfortable and confident with The prescribed aid and technique.