Our calling includes three major objectives:
Providing good paying jobs with good benefits in an inclusive and safe environment for individuals who are blind or visually impaired (EMPLOY)
Enlightening and engaging our community in an effort to make the places we live, work, and play, more inclusive of persons with disabilities – including blindness. (EDUCATE)
Providing the knowledge and tools that afford more opportunities to increase independence and improve quality of life (EMPOWER)
Here are just some of the ways we put our mission into motion:
Blindness Etiquette Classes
Allow South Texas Lighthouse to come into your business, meeting space, or classroom and teach you and your colleagues/students some of the simple ways that you can make your environment more blind-friendly. We will teach you about physical obstacles, how to properly guide and interact with individuals who are blind. We welcome all questions. People can be apprehensive about what is new to them, and we empathize. We would like to help you better understand vision loss and the many capabilities of those who live with it.
Large Print and Braille Menus
If you own a restaurant, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to provide accessible menus to your patrons who are blind? We can help! At no cost to you, we would be happy to provide your establishment with menus in large print and Braille. These menus would be greatly appreciated by those who need them. And, although we are sure your wait staff would be willing to read menu options to your customers who are blind, this gives them the opportunity to allow guests to browse the menu at their own pace and help patrons to make their selections without feeling rushed. It’s a win-win! In addition to the menus, we will also provide our Blindness Etiquette classes to your staff if desired!
Blind and Low Vision Store
We have a wide selection of products that can help you or someone you know who is totally blind or low vision. Choose from several products that allow you to tell time, including talking, Braille or large print watches. Or perhaps you’d prefer a talking clock or key chain? We will even help you set the time before you leave the store. If you need a replacement cane or cane tip, we have a wide variety of styles and sizes. Looking for a magnifier? We carry those too!
4421 Agnes St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Toll free: 888.255.8011
5602 John Stockbauer Dr,
Victoria, TX 77904