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Meet the Board: Paula Miles

Why do you serve on the San Antonio Lighthouse Board?I came because I was intensely curious about the people, the technology and the adapted machinery. I stayed when I came to understand the Lighthouse mission and observed its impact. I felt called to play a part in all of it. What do you love the… [Read More]

Meet the Board: Patrick Sculley

Why do you serve on the San Antonio Lighthouse Board? Being a member of the Board of the Lighthouse fulfills my need and desire to be of service to others.  I am very proud to support such a noble mission as that of the Lighthouse. What do you love the most about the San Antonio… [Read More]

Mission Moment: Van Doan

For Van Doan, life has been a series of outstanding achievements despite being legally blind.   Currently, Van is the lead cashier at the San Antonio Lighthouse’s Tinker Air Force Base supply store and a nominee for the Peter J. Salmon Award. This award honors the accomplishments of blind employees at National Industries for the… [Read More]

Meet the Board: Natalie Watkins

Why do you serve on the San Antonio Lighthouse Board? The Lighthouse has been such an integral part of my own blindness rehabilitation journey. Having learned assistive technology from the technology team, I use the knowledge I gained from the Lighthouse every day. When I was employed the Lighthouse helped me select a closed-circuit television,… [Read More]

Meet the Board: Susan Crumrine

Why do you serve on the San Antonio Lighthouse Board? When I retired in 2016, after 38 years at Southwest Research Institute, I wanted to serve the community, particularly children in our community, through non-profit Board service. I was given an opportunity to tour the lighthouse, during which I learned about the rehabilitation services provided… [Read More]

Mission Moment: Jose Martinez

At two years old, Jose Martinez was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. This group of genetic disorders affects the retina’s ability to respond to light, causing a slow loss of vision. By 27 years old, Jose had complete vision loss. Despite this challenge, Jose currently serves as the San Antonio Lighthouse’s Recruitment Specialist and is this… [Read More]

Accessibility matters: Social Media

If you’re an Instagram or Facebook user, there are ways to add descriptions to the images you upload. Descriptions for images are vital for those who are blind or vision impaired so adding them to your posts can help make it more accessible! For Instagram: When you are ready to write a caption when uploading… [Read More]

Your support empowers incredible people like Ernest Ramos

Ernest Ramos takes pride in living an independent life and in having a fulfilling job.    But it hasn’t been an easy road.  “December 7, 2012 is the exact date my life changed,” Ramos said. “I was house-sitting for friends of mine because they went to New York for their son’s recital at the Easton House… [Read More]