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The 106-year-old agency will honor the Former Mayor for his work in making Chicago accessible for people with disabilities. Former Mayor Daley will give a keynote address at the Lighthouse's Annual Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. - May 06, 2012
The Chicago Lighthouse presents a cutting edge computer system where tasks like surfing the internet, sending emails, and word processing can all be controlled by voice. - April 19, 2012
World class doctors and vision professionals will convene in Schaumburg, IL at the EnLIGHTen Low Vision Conference to discuss developments in low vision care and new adaptive technologies designed to help people with low vision. - October 19, 2011
Assistive devices for people with visual impairments will be on display for two special Best Buy events this fall in the northwest suburbs. Those interested can view products at the Best Buy in Norridge on Sept. 21 and Golf Mill on Oct. 5. - September 14, 2011
Dozens of students who are blind from all over the state will gather at The Chicago Lighthouse for the Illinois Regional Braille Challenge this Saturday. In June, the top 60 competitors in the country will gather in Los Angeles for the national Challenge. - March 03, 2011
Special Guests NBC 5’s Ginger Zee and Master Sommelier Fernando Beteta Bring Star Quality to Young Philanthropist Board Event - October 17, 2010
This acquisition event is the first of many "Flair" events. In September of next year, all donated clothing and accessories will go down the runway at Saks Fifth Avenue on Michigan Ave., followed by a two-day sale at The Peninsula Chicago. - October 08, 2010
12,000 square foot building addition allows non-profit agency to better serve the blind and visually impaired community in a critical time. - September 26, 2010
Dr. Alfred A. Rosenbloom honored for his global impact on the field of Optometry - July 09, 2010
In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the signing into law of the landmark Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act, the Lighthouse will sponsor a special panel discussion on Monday, July 26th, from 10:30 am to noon. The discussion, which takes place on the actual anniversary date when President George... - July 01, 2010
Proceeds will benefit Chicago Lighthouse programs and services to assist people who are blind or visually impaired. - June 27, 2010
Consistent with recent expansions at The Chicago Lighthouse, its “CRIS Radio” is also growing. Broadcasting on a new station and time, CRIS reaches larger audience with programming specific to veterans, senior citizens, and people who are disabled. - June 06, 2010
What seems a mere convenience store to some, is an invaluable opportunity for others. With approximately 70% unemployment, amongst the blind and visually impaired community, The Chicago Lighthouse set out to do its part in fixing this dire statistic. By opening a convenience store, the Lighthouse provides jobs previously unavailable. - May 29, 2010
On the evening of May 20th, over 500 supporters and friends of The Chicago Lighthouse filled the Four Seasons ballroom for a sold out event to remember. - May 27, 2010
Tools For Living, Chicago Lighthouse’s retail store specifically designed for consumers who are blind or visually impaired, is bringing their inventory of adaptive technology, independent living items, home appliances, and much more to the Northwest suburbs. - May 26, 2010
With over 100 years of established leadership within the blind community and the field of low vision, The Chicago Lighthouse honors its reputation by unveiling a one of a kind low vision clinic. - May 13, 2010
“Still thrilled from the successful event held more than a month ago, The Chicago Lighthouse is coming back to the Friendship Village, in Schaumburg, to host a second Low Vision Products Show.” - April 29, 2010
For people who are blind or visually impaired, Lighthouse’s Tools for Living is specifically designed to enable ease, efficiency, independence. - April 20, 2010
Broadcast legend Bill Kurtis will be the special guest speaker at the May 20th Chicago Lighthouse “Seeing What’s Possible” Dinner saluting Judy and Ray McCaskey, whose exemplary civic and philanthropic service have made the community a better place to live and work. This extraordinary... - March 21, 2010
An array of outstanding media personalities from Chicago radio and television will fill in as volunteer readers on “Celebrity Day,” Thursday, April 1, at CRIS (Chicagoland Radio Information Service) Radio, a program of The Chicago Lighthouse. To date, broadcasters who have signed on as guest... - March 18, 2010
Citing her outstanding efforts in promoting, developing and improving education and rehabilitation services for persons who are blind or visually impaired, Mary Zabelski, a resident of Chicago’s Northwest side and senior director of educational services at The Chicago Lighthouse, was named a recipient... - March 14, 2010
In order to expand consumer awareness, The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is taking its retail operations to the suburbs of Chicago. The first event is scheduled for Saturday, March 13, at the Friendship Village - 350 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg, IL. There is no... - March 10, 2010
In an effort to expand their services to the northwest suburbs of Chicago, The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired opens its newest low vision clinic in Glenview, Illinois on Thursday, February 18, 2010. The opening of this clinic is the seventh satellite location for The... - February 19, 2010
Thanks to a new portable device available through The Chicago Lighthouse, people who are blind, visually impaired or dyslectic will now be able to read anytime, anyplace. Similar in size to a paperback book, the Intel Reader is able to take pictures of text, convert it into digital form, and read back... - December 18, 2009
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