Programs/Services provides vocational and independent living rehabilitation programs to increase the independence of individuals who are blind or vision impaired, as well as those with other challenges. The Rehabilitation Center’s experienced staff has the capacity to provide a variety of training services to meet the needs of each individual, from basic life skills to advanced technical skills that will yield high level employment and full independence. Program services are provided to participants in a one-on-one or group setting and are coordinated based on the needs and interests of each individual.
Low vision is a visual impairment that interferes with daily activities. Generally, this is vision loss that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. The Vision Rehabilitation Center at the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired offers evaluations on low vision, distance, near magnification and driving devices. We also offer computer modification for visual impairment, orientation and mobility, and video electronic magnification services. The clinic is a partnership with the University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry. Learn More
To schedule an appointment or learn more; contact the Vision Rehabilitation Center at (210) 805-2500.
Through our Technology Evaluation and Training Program, people who are vision impaired are trained on the latest technology available, enabling them to participate in academic, employment and independent-living environments. Ongoing advancements in assistive technology such as screen readers provide speech output for computer access and closed circuit televisions (CCTV’s) that allow printed materials to be enlarged, creating opportunities for the vision impaired. These individuals are able to pursue careers and live independently. Learn More
The San Antonio Lighthouse offers a Career Guidance Program providing assistance in the following areas:
- Exploring occupations
- Seeing how your interests and skills fit into jobs
- Learning about suitable job accommodations
- Determining your aptitudes and skill levels
- Developing a career plan
The Blind Children’s Education Program offers children the opportunity to learn in a creative, supportive environment. Our Blind Children’s Center, located at 310 Eads Avenue, contains state-of-the-art equipment and toys that foster creativity and fun. It includes a library equipped with Large-Print and Braille books, the Bertie and Selig Frank Playroom, and our Technology Center containing computers, assistive technology and adaptive aids. Learn More
The San Antonio Lighthouse Seniors Program is an important community resource that provides a wide range of services to assist this growing population. Since its creation, the Seniors Program has been growing steadily, and today the program serves more than 3500 individuals annually. The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired offers seniors who are experiencing various degrees of vision loss the opportunity to remain independent and active through five program services. These services are sponsored free of charge to qualifying seniors enrolled in the program. Learn More
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