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The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization, as described under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

Reasons to Consider Giving

Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

Check with your employer to see if your business or corporation promotes Matching Gifts.

There are several Planned Giving options where you can give a substantial contribution to the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind, obtain a tax deduction and receive regular income for life. These life income options include various gift annuities and trusts.

On-line shopping through benefits the Seattle Lighthouse up to 15% of purchace with no additional cost to you!

Help Create Accessible Workstations

Over the next year, we anticipate creating up to twenty new jobs for people with visual impairments in our customer service area. Each of these employees will need a customized computer workstation in order to do their job. An accessible workstation for a fully blind individual costs over $16,000 to put together.

The workstation would include:

  • A PC with standard monitor allowing assistance from sighted Information Technology staff, and a basic software package. $2,000
  • Screen reading software to translate visual text into speech and Braille. $750
  • A refreshable Braille display to show in Braille the words appearing on the monitor. $12,000
  • A voice synthesizer to vocalize words appearing on the monitor. $1,000
  • A scanner to convert text printed on paper into images the screen reading software can translate into speech and Braille. $300

And you thought learning how to use a regular computer was complicated.....If you want to help the Lighthouse create accessible workstations, please use the enclosed gift envelope to send in your tax-deductible contribution. If you would like more information or to schedule a visit to the Lighthouse so you can check out adaptive computer equipment in person, please contact Development Associate Jeff Patterson at
TTY: 206-329-3397
Voice: 206-436-2223

or email:


For More Information:

Please call, fax, email or write directly to:
Kirk Adams, Development Director
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
2501 South Plum Street Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: 206-436-2110
Fax: 206-436-2234


Please accept our warmest appreciation
for your generous support!

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