News Stories

The San Antonio Lighthouse Announces New CEO

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Cynthia Watson, a 20-year veteran advocate for empowering people who are blind, has been named President & CEO of SA Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, says Marco P. Aldaz, San Antonio Lighthouse Board Chairman. Watson, who is blind herself, was the top finalist in a national search that drew… [Read More]

Helping People with Disabilities Relocate

Here’s an awesome article discussing tips for helping people with disabilities relocate that are very interesting! The article covers some topics including: Making sure that the person actually wants your help, come up with a plan for moving day, talk to the insurance company, and much more.If you or anyone you know is moving soon,… [Read More]

Junior Forum Grant of $1,497

We want to give a huge thank you the San Antonio Junior Forum for a grant of $1,497 to be used to purchase a Tactipad for the Children’s Lending Library! Thank you to our supporters who make it possible for our programs to progress and innovate.

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Recognizes 25th Anniversary of AbilityOne Base Supply Centers

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind is recognizing the 25th anniversary of the AbilityOne Base Supply Center® (BSC) program by highlighting the workplace capabilities of people who are blind and their support of our nation’s military and federal government. San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind provides meaningful employment and career opportunities for people who are… [Read More]

‘The Translator’ shines in EOC logistics, transportation role

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas –  In late February, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take a stronger foothold in the United States, 2nd Lt. Himanshu Chopra, the 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron’s flight commander of material management, began manning the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Emergency Operations Center as Emergency Support Function 1/7, working logistics and transportation. His… [Read More]

Coronavirus pandemic brings additional challenges to blind community

SAN ANTONIO – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is bringing challenges to members of the blind community in San Antonio. Michael Guajardo is blind and is currently working from home. “I have an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, and it’s left me completely blind at this point,” said Guajardo, who works for the San Antonio Lighthouse for… [Read More]

SA company shifting gears from leather goods to face masks

SAN ANTONIO – Hit by a downturn in business, a local leather goods manufacturer is switching gears to produce face masks for the public as the coronavirus pandemic continues. “We had started to send employees home. I would say 80% of our work staff,” said Sharon Durham, president of Jon Hart Design. Yet soon, Durham… [Read More]