Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages
It's Possible To See Without Sight

Charity Navigator Charity Navigator Charity Navigator GuideStar

ADA Compliance In the News

Click here to read "Is Your Website Truly Accessible to Seniors With Vision Impairment?" in AgeWise Newsletter, September, 2021

Click here to read "Three Ways Retailers Can Avoid Accessibility Lawsuits and Reach Even More Customers Online" in Retail Touch Points, May 20, 2021

Click here to read "It’s Time To Escalate The Naming And Shaming Of Inaccessible Websites” in Forbes, September 28, 2020

Click here to read "Audit Finds Pharmacy Websites Not Accessible to Vision Impaired Patients” in Pharmacy Times, August 31, 2020

Click here to read "Publix Scores High for Online Accessibility” in The, June 17, 2020

Click here to read "Disabled Students Already Faced Learning Barriers. Then Coronavirus Forced an Abrupt Shift to Online Classes" in The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 07, 2020

Click here to read "Visually impaired adapt to distance learning" in Miami Herald, March 29, 2020

Click here to read "2020 Presidential Candidates Are Making (Some) Progress On Website Accessibility" in Time, September 12, 2019

Click here to read "Fix Your Sites - A report for a nonprofit that advocates for the blind" in Politico, June 27, 2019

Click here to read "None of the 2020 Presidential Candidates' Websites Are Fully Accessible to Disabled Voters" in TIME Magazine, June 26, 2019

Click here to read "Not one 2020 candidate has a website that is accessible to the blind" in VOX, June 26, 2019

Click here to read "No 2020 candidates websites are fully accessible to the blind: review" in The Hill, June 26, 2019

Click here to read "Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Can Assist with Website Accessibility" in South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report, June, 2019

Click here to read "Not Everyone Can See Your Website" in Martech Zone, April 25, 2019

Click here to read "Help build this generation's 'ramp' for blind and disabled website accessibility" in Miami Today, April 4, 2019

Click here to read Virginia Jacko's Op-Ed article "Give visually impaired better internet access" Miami Herald, September 13, 2016

Click here to read Virginia Jacko's article "Accessible Websites Make Good Legal and Business Sense" in the Association of Corporate Counsels of South Florida newsletter.

Click here to read "Avoiding Litigation: Is Your Website Accessible to Visually, Hearing Impaired?" an article published in the Daily Business Review co-authored by Miami Lighthouse Honorary Director Steven Solomon.

Click here to read The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2011 edition by Virginia Jacko "Let's Give the Blind Better Access to Online Learning"


Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience.
Click here for Website Accessibility Statement

For Low Vision visitors, please select Text Only Version or Low Vision Settings

Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following



Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

PR Week

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

The Children's Trust

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.


Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)


Florida Blue Foundation

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Marlins Charity Partner

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.


Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.


Copyright © 2003-2022 Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. All rights reserved. Terms and conditions.
This web site was designed and developed by BizSolutions, Inc.