In 1940, Rev. Jeff Smith, a blind Methodist minister, established a small workshop known as the Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind. Five years later, services expanded with a new workshop on Ninth Street, dedicated by Helen Keller. The present site at 69th and Murray streets opened in 1966.
In 2014, Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind joined IFB Solutions. Today, the IFB Solutions Little Rock facility serves the community with a renovated ISO 9001-certified, 66,000-square-foot plant that employs, trains and delivers services to more than 70 people who are blind or visually impaired.
The IFB Solutions Little Rock facility offers:
- The environmentally friendly production of spiral-bound note books, memo pads and custom promotions and gifts for government customer
- Manufacturing of complex military apparel and accessories, such as belts and bags
- A Community Low Vision Center and retail store with low-vision products
Consultation and training are open to the public. To schedule a visit or learn more, contact Jay Swindle at:
6818 Murray Street
Little Rock, AR 72209
Donations to our facility in Little Rock serve people who are blind in Arkansas. Use the form below to make a donation to support employment and job training for local people who are blind as well as the Little Rock Community Low Vision Center.