Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
1825 K Street, NW
Suite 1103
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 454-6400 (Local)
(202) 955-6401 (Fax)

Brief Description

Since 1900, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington region overcome the challenges of vision loss.

CLB provides programs and services to people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, regardless of ability to pay.

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Clients served on average per year: 2,000
Number of staff: 90
Geographic area served: Greater Washington, DC Region
Publications: Monthly E-Newsletters and marketing materials


8757 Georgia Avenue
Suite 805
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Jocelyn Hunter, Director of Communications, (202) 454-6422,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Distributes assistive technology software, screen magnification software, CCTVs, scanning and voice recognition solutions, portable notetakers, braille displays and translations, and tactile imaging.
  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Education series offered for schools, churches, civic groups and corporations.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in adaptive skills, independent living skills, braille, and keyboarding. Older Adult Program offers mini-rehabilitation programs, support, recreational, and social activities.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers pre-vocational evaluation, occupational skill development, vocational training, job retention, job retraining, vocational placement. Refers for other employment services. Assistive Technology classes include keyboarding, screen magnifiers and readers, portable notetakers, braille displays, scanners, CCTVs and software training.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Provides training in the use of adaptive equipment.
  • Support Groups
    • Offers parent and family support groups.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Job Postings

8/8/2018 Teacher of the Visually Impaired

1/1/2017 Opportunities- Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

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