Review The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
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The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Category: School/College/Vocational, Service Provider/Agency, Disability-Aware Business
Phone number: (312) 666-1331
Location: 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608
* this business has multiple locations
Website: http://chicagolighthouse.org/
Hours:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nearest Transportation Stop: #12 Roosevelt Bus Wood Stop; Pink Line Polk Stop
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is a not-for-profit agency committed to providing the highest quality education, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including deaf-blind and multi-disabled. The Lighthouse is a leader, innovator and advocate for people who are blind or visually impaired, enhancing the quality of life for all individuals involved at the Lighthouse, and for the community.
Disability Aware Features:
  • Adaptive technology
  • Braille
  • Extra assistance available
  • Hires or would like to hire qualified individuals with disabilities
  • Offer products or services for people with disabilities
  • Physically accessible
  • Sign language
  • Trained staff
  • Volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Website is 508 Compatible or Accessible for Assistive Technology
 
Review The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
This business has 1 positive and 0 negatives.
jake74
jake74
12:31pm 08/18/13
Good
Good

I accompanied my mother and my sister who is visually impaired to this new location of The Chicago Lighthouse on Friday afternoon. My sister was going to receive a technology evaluation from one of the assistive technology trainers. This location is very accessible. The evaluation took place upstairs, but there is a lift for people who need it. We did not need it though and just used the stairs. The trainer we worked with was Matt, and he did a very thorough job with my sister. The screen reader they were using was JAWS, which was my first screen reader. Matt made some very good recommendations for my sister. I don't know if the bathrooms are accessible since I didn't need them at the time.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Has employees with disabilities, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Other, Accessible Parking, Matt didn't seem to mind me being there, even though I wasn't the one being evaluated.

 
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