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A Sense of Texas with Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan, President and CEO of the Austin Lighthouse recently sat down for an interview with Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Superintendent Emily Coleman on the TSBVI podcast, A Sense of Texas. The two discussed Meehan’s path to the Austin Lighthouse, employment barriers for people who are blind and how the Lighthouse… Continue Reading A Sense of Texas with Jim Meehan


Fighting Blindness Foundation Visits Austin Lighthouse

Travis Association for the Blind – Austin Lighthouse hosted the Associate Director and Events Manager of the Fighting Blindness Foundation on November 6. Their mission is to drive the research that would lead to preventions, treatments and vision restoration for the degenerative retinal diseases – including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and Usher syndrome – that together… Continue Reading Fighting Blindness Foundation Visits Austin Lighthouse


Higginbotham Donates to Travis Association for the Blind

Travis Association for the Blind received a large donation from Higginbotham, the health insurance brokerage firm for the agency. Gabriela Curry, account manager for Higginbotham, presented TAB CEO Jim Meehan with a check for $1,000 on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Higginbotham is an independent brokerage firm for insurance and financial  services, with offices in Texas… Continue Reading Higginbotham Donates to Travis Association for the Blind


Austin Celebrates White Cane Day

Austin celebrated White Cane Day on October 16 with the annual march and outdoor festival hosted by Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Since moving the celebration from downtown Austin to the TSBVI campus a few years ago, there have been four marching routes near the school that attendees could join. This year,… Continue Reading Austin Celebrates White Cane Day