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Free Classes and Services for Those with Low Vision to No Vision

At Braille Institute, we have always provided 100% FREE services for people of all ages who are experiencing vision loss. Through our individual and small groups programs, students and patrons learn new ways to do the things they love.

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EXPLORE OUR LIBRARY

Our Library for the Visually Impaired includes Braille Books, Audio Books, Digital Books, Computers, and more!

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Happy Holidays From Braille!

Wishing you a merry and joyful celebration of the season!

May the beauty of winter warm your heart today and all year long.

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GET INVOLVED WITH BRAILLE INSTITUTE


Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively transform the lives of those with vision loss. Braille Institute serves more than 37,000 people through a variety of free programs, classes and services at centers and community outreach locations throughout Southern California – from Santa Barbara to San Diego counties!

SERVICES

Services

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GIVE

Giving

Donate today to immediately help those who need it most. Because of donors our services have always been free!

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteers

Get involved and make a difference at any one of our 7 centers located throughout Southern California.

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OUR STORIES


Braille Institute is a community of individuals who are sighted, blind or have low vision. Every day throughout the country, we work together to empower people who live with vision loss.

These are our stories.

Braille Institute Of America Names James P. Kales As Chief Executive Officer

Braille Institute announced today that the Organization’s Board of Directors has named James P. Kales as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the organization as CEO on December 12, 2022. Kales, a leader in the non-profit sector, brings more than 25 years of experience working for organizations such as United Way and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Braille Institute Names Winners of the 2022 Braille Challenge

Los Angeles — June 27, 2022 — Celebrating more than 100 years of positively transforming the lives of those with vision loss, Braille Institute announced the winners of the 2022 Braille Challenge this past Saturday at the Finals Award Ceremony held at the University of Southern California campus.

Braille Institute Announces 2022 Teacher of the Year Melinda Demaris

Los Angeles, May 18, 2022 -- Braille Institute has named Melinda Demaris as its 2022 “Teacher of the Year” for excellence in braille instruction. The award is part of Braille Institute’s annual Braille Challenge competition, the only academic competition of its kind in North America and the U.K. for students who are blind or visually impaired.

BRAILLE INSTITUTE LOCATIONS

We offer services remotely online, by phone, and in-person with required COVID protocols.

Anaheim

527 North Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

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Coachella Valley

74-245 Highway 111 #E101
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Laguna Hills

24411 Ridge Route Drive #130
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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Los Angeles

741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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Riverside

6974 Brockton Avenue #100
Riverside, CA 92506

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San Diego

9635 Granite Ridge Dr. #130
San Diego, CA 92123

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Santa Barbara

2031 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively transform the lives of those with vision loss. Braille Institute serves more than 37,000 people through a variety of free programs, classes and services at centers and community outreach locations throughout Southern California – from Santa Barbara to San Diego counties.

Braille Institute admits students and clients of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, religion and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students and clients of Braille Institute. We do not discriminate against the foregoing in the administration of any of our policies or programs.