Serving people with vision loss since 1900 in the Washington, DC Region.

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2024– Today, May 17, 2024, marks Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s (CLB) 124-year anniversary.

“We are honored to celebrate this monumental anniversary of 124 years of essential programs and services to people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired,” said CLB President and CEO Tony Cancelosi. “I am grateful to our staff, volunteers, Board, and community of supporters who have contributed to another year of service.”

CLB is the only organization of its kind to provide life-changing skills and services to clients who are blind and visually impaired people of the greater Washington region. Through vision-health screenings, a mobile eye care unit, independent living skills training, community support groups for youth and adults, employment services and job placement, CLB enables consumers to reclaim personal and professional independence by learning to navigate mobility and employment challenges that arise from vision loss.

Currently, CLB manages multiple Ability One projects and employs blind and visually impaired consumers within our federal government contract positions that include:

  • Administrative Support
  • Contract Management Support
  • Digital Data Scan Services
  • Accessibility Assurance Services
  • Braille Productions

CLB is an Ability One agency through the National Industries for the Blind.

For more information about CLB, please visit or contact Jocelyn Hunter, Senor Director of Communications, at or 202-454-6422.

Translate »