East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind | The Lighthouse - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind | The Lighthouse
411 W Front St
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 593-3111 (Local)
(903) 595-6463 (Fax)

Brief Description

East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Created in 1976 to serve the needs of the blind and visually impaired, the mission of The Lighthouse is to empower blind Americans through rehabilitation, education, training, and employment leading to a fully independent lifestyle. To accomplish that, The Lighthouse offers a wide range of programs and services through Client Services and Horizon Industries.

Hours of operation: The Lighthouse Client Services Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm The Lighthouse Low Vision Store: 9:00am-4:00pm Horizon Industries Monday - Friday: 7:00am-4:00pm
Clients served on average per year: 200
Number of staff: 90
Staff description: Our staff includes blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals.
Geographic area served: 40 counties of East Texas


500 N Bois D Arc
Tyler, TX 75702


Michael Hubbard, Vice President, Finance, (903) 595-3444
David J. Huffman, CEO, (903) 595-3444
Lee Tillson, Vice President, Operations, (903) 595-3444

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides assessments and evaluations for services and programs.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • We train on a variety of devices and systems in order to best serve the client.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • From cooking, cleaning, and shopping to white cane training, transportation options, and navigating their environments, ETLB’s goal is to teach clients how to continue living and enjoying their lives on their terms.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • The PASS Program evaluates potential employees for skills needed to be employable. Employment Services Specialists then coach job seeking clients and strive to match them with hiring partners in the community. We stress job performance, upward mobility, and independence.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision assessments for adaptive equipment. Open to the public.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • We offer white cane mobility training, transportation options and navigating new and current environments in order to maintain or establish independence.
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