Dallas Lightouse for the blind News Stories

woman who is blind with a guide dog, she is wearing aira glasses

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind launches Aira - new assistive technology that promotes independence and employment for people who are blind.

Leadership at the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind (DLB), a leading non-profit employing and providing resources for visually impaired individuals, today announced it is now offering Aira technology – or “live” visual assistance via smart glasses – to both the organization’s employees and the seeing impaired community-at-large who visit the facility.

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Bradford Manning of Two Blind Brothers and one of our Lighthouse employees in the sewing and cutting area.

Finding the Perfect Fit – A willingness to challenge the status quo opens the door to opportunities

In 2015, after 17 years at the helm of a publicly traded international aviation company, Hugh McElroy decided it was time to retire. But settling down, it turns out, wasn’t in his nature.

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Upcoming Events

The Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind provides events to create awareness and advocacy benefitting our mission
and to provide a social and educational community for our clients who are blind and visually impaired.

Bingo Night

3rd Friday of every month (except December)
Next: September 21, 2018 | 7 PM to 9 PM
Join the fun the third Friday of every month with friends of the Dallas Lighthouse. Dinner, Bingo and Prizes are always part of the evening. Make sure pick-ups are set for 9PM.
(229) 597-3496
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September 14, 2018 | 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

BAT IMPROV Night Returns at Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind!

Please make plans to join us for BAT Improv in the DLB auditorium at 4306 Capitol Avenue.  The Dallas Lighthouse Auditorium will be transformed into an entertaining theater.  The terrific team known as the Cult, will be performing at no charge.   This is their gift to the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind team and our guests.

These professional actors are performing completely in the dark, which is precisely why it is called “BAT” Improv.  Whether you do or don’t have sight, they are enthusiastic about pleasing both audiences with their unique performance.  Let’s encourage these generous volunteers through your attendance as they customize their acts for our maximum pleasure. This is our 6th Improv event at the DLB.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10 AM to 1 PM
Dallas City Hall Front Lobby 1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201

Celebrate and advocate with our North Texas blind and visually impaired on White Cane Day, Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM. We hope to see the entire public out to support the awareness of vision loss. We will have city and state speakers, the usual walk for the cause around City Hall, and for the blind and visually impaired, Raising Cane’s will be providing lunch.

RSVP to Blake Lindsay (214) 420-9411, or email by October 10. He'll get your shirt size and assure that we'll have plenty of Raising Canes Chicken for everyone!

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We can change everything together

The Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind has many opportunities for you to help us serve people who are blind and visually impaired of North Texas.

Success Stories

Read amazing stories about the talented blind and visually impaired people of North Texas.
Natasha Atkinson wearing a black t-shirt, sunglasses and  a black hat

Natasha Atkinson

For 10 years, Natasha Atkinson has been a successful massage therapist at the Anatole Hotel in downtown Dallas...
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Al Rodriguez sitting in front of a computer


Thirty-four year old Al Rodriguez has been completely blind since he was seven due to detached retinas...
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Steven Fontaine wearing a purple and white plaid shirt

Steven Fontaine

Steven Fontaine, our Digital Accessibility expert, joined our Dallas Lighthouse family in July, 2007...
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Main Number: (214) 821-2375

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Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on improving
and enhancing the lives of people with blindness and visual impairments in North Texas.