Morgan Breese, DeafBlind Program Manager, knows all too well how important resources are for DeafBlind employees. “My job is supporting employees who are DeafBlind here at the Lighthouse,” she shares. “Many things aren’t accessible for people who are DeafBlind, so we work on providing access to our employees so that they can gain information and do their job.”
The Lighthouse is one of the largest employers of people who are DeafBlind in the U.S. Morgan shares, “Our DeafBlind Program is unique in the world. It was designed specifically for DeafBlind community members and employees.”
After challenges presented by the pandemic over the last number of years, the DeafBlind program at the Lighthouse is once again fully staffed and community programs have been reinstated.
Having the DeafBlind Program running at full capacity is important for the community as a whole. Morgan explains, “We really offer a full comprehensive service. We are unique! Without our program Seattle would look very different than it does. We impact the employees and we impact the community here! People have the opportunity to be part of a critical mass, which is often not the case elsewhere.”