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Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth

Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth empowers individuals who are blind through superior training, meaningful employment and one-on-one specialized rehabilitation services so that they lead full lives with the highest level of independence and quality of life.
Senior Citizens represent the largest group of consumers at 80 percent. Each donation we receive enables us to provide "in-home" assistance at no cost to a greater number of seniors with significant vision loss due to eye disorders such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Eye disease creates barriers for seniors to live confident and independent lives within their community or place of work. These barriers can be eliminated or minimized through the Lighthouse Independent Living Program for Aging Eyes through: Kitchen and Meal Preparation: We help seniors learn techniques and use adaptive devices to best equip them to feel more confident in the kitchen. Communication: The focus of this area is to help blind seniors learn alternative and adaptive ways of communicating including Braille, digital recorders, large print calendars and phones. Laundry: Doing the laundry seems like a mundane task to most but for blind seniors, this training can be overwhelming. We provide hands-on tips to help learn how to use raised markers to operate washer and dryer appliances, label clothing with tactile markers to identify clothing color and style, iron, and sew. Reading: Reading can be a huge challenge to those with no sight or low vision. Becoming proficient with such devices as hand-held magnifiers and Close Circuit Televisions (CCT) can boost confidence levels and combat discouragement especially when reading their mail, recipe books, magazines, prescriptions bottles, and food labels. Increasing the size of print to making it visible enough to be read is very empowering! Thank you, in advance, for your generous support and interest in the Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth!