Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis, a non-profit corporation that assists legally blind people maintain dignity and independence by offering Employment, Education and Support Services, is excited to announce the continued growth of its Arts and Entertainment Accessibility program in conjunction with the Fox Theatre.
The Lighthouse for the Blind and the Fox Theatre have partnered to bring descriptive audio shows for the blind and visually impaired back to the Fabulous Fox. Through the generosity of the Lighthouse, a legally blind individual and their companion are being offered tickets for descriptive audio shows at a discount with the Lighthouse funding half of the cost of each show ticket.
"I have attended many Fox performances in my lifetime. I enjoy musical theatre very much, but I have never been able to see the sets, costumes, or dancing," said Julie M., a blind descriptive audio show attendee. "The descriptions took care of that. I loved the descriptive audio, and I thought it was very useful. At this performance, I was able to know what was happening, as it was happening, instead of having to ask about it later. It was amazing!"
All descriptive audio show attendees will be asked to complete a short survey regarding their experience using the descriptive audio, so that both the Lighthouse and the Fox Theatre can continue to improve this valuable service in ways that will most enhance the experience by blind or visually impaired patrons.
The Fox Theatre, first opened in January 1929, has been a showcase for movie premieres, great stage attractions, special events, and has showcased many famous personalities in show business.
Also known as LHB Industries, the Lighthouse was founded in 1933 and today maintains offices and manufacturing facilities that currently employ more than 60 legally blind persons at two locations in Saint Louis County.
The Lighthouse manufactures, assembles, warehouses and sells high-quality products to government and commercial customers nationwide including first aid kits, medical kits, catheters, aerosol and liquid paints, aerosol and liquid cleaning products and many others.
The Arts and Entertainment Accessibility Program is just one of many community enrichment initiatives offered by the Lighthouse through their See the Future Programs. All sales revenues directly support Lighthouse programs including Continuing Education; Low Vision Aid; Professional Career Development; Summer Transition and Employment; and many others available for legally blind and visually impaired individuals in Missouri and Southwestern Illinois.
For more information, contact Abby Barnett at toll-free 800.542.3697, or 314.423.4333 ext.130, or visit the website www.lhbindustries.com. See the Future Program contact: Angie Yorke at 314.423.4333 ext.132.
The Lighthouse for the Blind is a privately chartered, 501(c)3 non-profit corporation established in 1933. Through the manufacture and sale of products to various government agencies as well as commercial customers and individuals, we are able to further our mission of assisting individuals who are legally blind maintain dignity and independence by making available employment, education and support services. We are committed to providing a supportive environment where our employees can count on developing new and productive skills that will assist them in reaching amazing levels of independence. For more information, please visit us online at www.lhbindustries.com