Sensory disability location to open in downtown Baton Rouge Monday

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Monday, Nov. 29 for the opening of a new sensory disability location downtown.

At 8 a.m. on Monday, Lighthouse Louisiana will hold a ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new service area at One American Place 330 North Street, Suite 150 in Baton Rouge, La. The location will serve those who have low vision, are blind, deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing or have other significant disabilities.

The new location features an assistive technology lab, independent living skills classroom and a training space. It is the only location of its kind in Baton Rouge that will specifically serve the sensory disability community.

Special guests will include Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Lighthouse Baton Rouge Advisory Board Chair Danielle Borel and other officials.

The ribbon-cutting will be closed to the general public due to COVID-19 but the ceremony can be watched here.

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