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Miami Lighthouse has launched a new learning center for visually
impaired children from birth through pre-kindergarten. The Center will provide
specialized early intervention and training to help “level the
playing field” when these visually impaired children enter the
public school system. Groundbreaking Ceremony held on Wednesday,
August 3, 2016.
Miami Lighthouse offers website accessibility audits to private and public
recommend solutions for making website content accessible for all users of
Click here to read “Give Visually Impaired Better Internet Access” an
op-ed piece by Virginia Jacko in the Miami Herald.
Click here to read “Let’s Give the Blind Better Access to Online
Learning” by Virginia Jacko, an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Celebrating 85 Years of Hope, Confidence and
February 14, 2017 McCrea FamilyVolunteer Recognition Luncheon
In the spirit of Valentine's Day we take time to say, "Thank you," to our volunteers at our annual McCrea Family Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to be held on February 14th. This year's honorees include Lion Fred Morris, Karen Calderon, Rita Stone, the Delta Gamma Beta Tau Chapter, and Lions for the Blind, with a special thank you to our Miami Lighthouse Board of Directors.
October 16, 2017 White Cane Day Presented by Florida Blue
On October 16th Miami Lighthouse will celebrate its annual White Cane Day where an estimated 200 people of all ages escorted by City of Miami Police and Fire Departments, will walk from Miami Lighthouse, down 8th Street and back, where the celebration will continue with food and music featuring Miami Lighthouse Music Program musicians, guest speakers and special presentations.
In the News
MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE RATED AMONG TOP 1% OF U.S. CHARITIES BY NATIONAL EVALUATOR CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Miami Lighthouse has received nine consecutive 4-star ratings from the national evaluator Charity Navigator placing us in the top 1% of nonprofits in the nation. Among the approximately 8,000 charities evaluated, only 39 nonprofits are in the top 1%. There is no other nonprofit in Miami-Dade with this coveted distinction. Click here to read the full press release and you can find our rating on Charity Navigator here.
CBS News Features Miami Lighthouse Milestone Year!
This year not only marks 85 years of helping the visually impaired
community; it also marks a year of expansion for Miami Lighthouse's
Thank you to all of our supporters and to CBS4 News for shedding
light on our work to help the visually impaired live independently.
"It's possible to see without sight.™".
Miami Lighthouse Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the
Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year!
This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention
Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.
Blindness no handicap for active CEO Virginia Jacko
Virginia doesn't consider blindness a problem. In fact, she describes her condition often as an asset. She is never distracted by what's going on around her, but can focus, using her other senses, which she says have taken over. To function in a sighted world, Virginia didn't bemoan her fate but realized that she simply had to learn to do things differently, which she did when she entered the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired's transformational rehabilitation program in 2001.