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Florida Blue Names Miami Lighthouse Winner of 2015 Sapphire Award
Miami Lighthouse was honored at the Florida Blue Foundation’s 2015
Sapphire Awards as an outstanding nonprofit organization in community
health care in recognition of distinguished leadership, innovation and
achievements in community health. Penny Shaffer, Market President at
Florida Blue, said "The Sapphire Awards embody our desire to recognize
excellence among organizations, programs and individuals that have made a
significant, positive impact on health-related outcomes for Florida's
at-risk people and communities. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind has
demonstrated excellence and serves as a model for others to emulate
addressing their community's needs with unmatched dedication and courage."
Finalists were selected by an independent panel of experts with state and
national expertise in community health best practices. The announcement
was at the Sapphire Awards Symposium luncheon on April 23, 2015. Miami
Lighthouse is honored to have received such distinguished recognition.
May 30, 2015 Happy and Healthy Living at Miami Lighthouse
Join Miami Lighthouse for an informative, thought-provoking and
life-changing day of discovery and learning. The day will
include workshops and activities, free demos and giveaways, free
eye exams, pharmacy consultations, and healthy mind, body &
spirit presentations, including art, barre yoga, sexy fitness
and special musical performances.
In the News
Miami Lighthouse Received Beacon Award in Education
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired was recognized at
the 13th Annual Beacon Awards on April 2, 2015, presented by the Beacon
Council. Miami Lighthouse was selected as the recipient of the Beacon
Award in Education. Beacon Council Chair Donna Abood noted that "Miami
Lighthouse is both an employer and enables the visually impaired to be
employed, and helps drive Miami's economic engine through capital
improvement projects." We are honored to receive this recognition and
express our sincere gratitude to the Beacon Council and our community.
Click here to watch Virginia Jacko’s interview for the Beacon Award.
Publix chooses Miami Lighthouse for “Day of Service”
Publix, where “shopping is a pleasure,” made Friday, April 17th a true
pleasure for Miami Lighthouse by selecting us as the recipients of their
“Publix Serves Day.” Publix founded in 1930 and Miami Lighthouse founded
in 1931 are celebrating their 85th anniversaries, and Publix is
celebrating by giving back to the community.
Comcast Brings Voice Guided Television To Miami Lighthouse
Comcast today announced it is partnering with organizations dedicated
to serving people with visual disabilities, including Miami Lighthouse for
the Blind and Visually Impaired, to bring the company’s new voice guidance
technology to more people. The “talking guide” is a feature on the X1
platform that reads aloud selections like program titles, network names
and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings, giving users the
freedom to independently explore and navigate thousands of shows and
Miami Lighthouse For The Blind And Visually Impaired Accredited By The
National Accreditation Council
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is pleased to
announce that is has been accredited by the National Accreditation Council
for Blind and Low Vision Services. Accreditation is a significant
milestone in Miami Lighthouse’s ongoing process of seeking to employ best
practices and deliver services that focus on positive outcomes for
consumers of blind and low vision services.
Click here to read Florida Guide Dog Protection Act and White
to read Miami Lighthouse website accessibility statement.
to read Miami Lighthouse’s Report to the Florida Rehabilitation
Council for the Blind.