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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
January 28th, 2017 The 85th Diamond Anniversary Celebration
The Grand Celebration of the 85th anniversary of Miami
Lighthouse, Florida's oldest and largest private agency serving
the blind and visually impaired, will take place at the historic
Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables on January 28th 2017.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the 85th
Diamond Anniversary Celebration please
click here. 85th Anniversary Celebration launched on March 8, 2016 at
event sponsored by Northern Trust.
Click here to read about the celebration and to view
pictures of the event.
In the News
Miami Lighthouse earns 4-star rating from Charity Navigator-again!
What can't 99% of nonprofits nationwide claim that we can? Nine consecutive 4-star ratings from the country's premier charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, placing us in the top 1% of nonprofits in the nation. After a comprehensive review by Charity Navigator, Miami Lighthouse earned 98.06 points out of 100 overall; 97.27 for financial management and 100 out of 100 for accountability and transparency. You can find our rating on Charity Navigator here. We couldn't have received this top rating without you.
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.