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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!

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 thousands of visually impaired and blind 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

Explore our free programs & services provided online, by phone and in-person.

GIVE

Giving

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

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers

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

Your support of Braille Institute funds opportunities that help people with vision loss find their footing and lead full, independent lives. Make a special fiscal year-end gift today and help students like Melissa acquire the skills and confidence they need to overcome any obstacle — even Mount Baldy. Give today in link in bio.
#BrailleInstitute #NoBoundariesInSight #LowVision #Blind 
Image Description: Braille Institute students celebrate at the summit of Mount Baldy.

Your support of Braille Institute funds opportunities that help people with vision loss find their footing and lead full, independent lives. Make a special fiscal year-end gift today and help students like Melissa acquire the skills and confidence they need to overcome any obstacle — even Mount Baldy. Give today in link in bio.

#BrailleInstitute #NoBoundariesInSight #LowVision #Blind

Image Description: Braille Institute students celebrate at the summit of Mount Baldy.
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It's ball time in a bit!
Join the Braille Institute Riverside team for an evening of baseball thrills as we watch the Lake Elsinore Storm take on the Stockton Ports!
Make sure to arrive early and get your seats in the Sections 102, 104, and 106 for the ultimate Riverside Braille Night experience.
Get your tickets through the link in our bio!
#BaseBall #LakeElsinoreStorm #StocktonPorts #Riverside #BrailleNight #BrailleInstituteofAmerica #BIA #BrailleInstitute #NoBoundariesInSight

It`s ball time in a bit!

Join the Braille Institute Riverside team for an evening of baseball thrills as we watch the Lake Elsinore Storm take on the Stockton Ports!

Make sure to arrive early and get your seats in the Sections 102, 104, and 106 for the ultimate Riverside Braille Night experience.

Get your tickets through the link in our bio!

#BaseBall #LakeElsinoreStorm #StocktonPorts #Riverside #BrailleNight #BrailleInstituteofAmerica #BIA #BrailleInstitute #NoBoundariesInSight
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Want to be a part of something bigger than you? 
As a volunteer at Braille Institute, you can play a vital role in empowering our students to live well and see vision loss as a new beginning, not an end.
Whether you lead an art class, provide tech training, or assist with daily living skills, your time and talents will make a meaningful difference. 
Your support will give our students the tools and confidence to thrive despite vision challenges.
Getting started as a Braille Institute volunteer is easy. 
Simply browse our list of opportunities, select a location and role that interests you, and complete the volunteer application. 
Our expert team will work with you to find the perfect fit, so you can immediately start making an impact. 
No prior experience is necessary - just a passion for helping others and enriching lives.
Vision loss shouldn't mean losing independence. 
Join the Braille Institute volunteer family and be part of the difference that helps our students live well. 
Apply today via the link in our bio.
#Volunteer #LowVision #Blind #VisionLoss #Blindness #EyeHealth #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability

Want to be a part of something bigger than you?

As a volunteer at Braille Institute, you can play a vital role in empowering our students to live well and see vision loss as a new beginning, not an end.

Whether you lead an art class, provide tech training, or assist with daily living skills, your time and talents will make a meaningful difference.

Your support will give our students the tools and confidence to thrive despite vision challenges.

Getting started as a Braille Institute volunteer is easy.

Simply browse our list of opportunities, select a location and role that interests you, and complete the volunteer application.

Our expert team will work with you to find the perfect fit, so you can immediately start making an impact.

No prior experience is necessary - just a passion for helping others and enriching lives.

Vision loss shouldn`t mean losing independence.

Join the Braille Institute volunteer family and be part of the difference that helps our students live well.

Apply today via the link in our bio.

#Volunteer #LowVision #Blind #VisionLoss #Blindness #EyeHealth #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability
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Donate today to support Braille Challenge 2024! For visually impaired children and adults, braille is a window to the world. A daily connector to knowledge, confidence, and independence. Give now to support this powerful event and help encourage braille literacy and empower students like Christopher who are living with vision loss. Give link in bio.
#BrailleInstitute #NoBoundariesInSight #LowVision #Blind
Image Description: Christopher, a visually impaired high school student, holding a first place trophy at the 2023 Braille Challenge.

Donate today to support Braille Challenge 2024! For visually impaired children and adults, braille is a window to the world. A daily connector to knowledge, confidence, and independence. Give now to support this powerful event and help encourage braille literacy and empower students like Christopher who are living with vision loss. Give link in bio.

#BrailleInstitute #NoBoundariesInSight #LowVision #Blind

Image Description: Christopher, a visually impaired high school student, holding a first place trophy at the 2023 Braille Challenge.
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Vision loss impacts entire families and not just the individual. 
The journey of supporting a loved one who is blind or visually impaired can be immensely rewarding but also draining without the right resources.
If you're the caregiver for any adult/elderly person with vision loss, we see you and we're here to support you.
Join us for "Caring for the Caregiver" - a virtual workshop designed to equip caregivers of elderly relatives or disabled adults with vital tools for self-care. 
Our experts will cover everything from:
• Managing caregiver fatigue and burnout, to
• Healthy ways to reduce stress 
• Prioritizing your own emotional health, and
• Additional support services from the Riverside County Office on Aging
Your commitment to your loved ones is remarkable - now let us help you stay strong for them.
#CaregiverAwareness #BrailleInstitute #BIA #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability #LowVision #VisionLoss #EyeHealth

Vision loss impacts entire families and not just the individual.

The journey of supporting a loved one who is blind or visually impaired can be immensely rewarding but also draining without the right resources.

If you`re the caregiver for any adult/elderly person with vision loss, we see you and we`re here to support you.

Join us for "Caring for the Caregiver" - a virtual workshop designed to equip caregivers of elderly relatives or disabled adults with vital tools for self-care.

Our experts will cover everything from:

• Managing caregiver fatigue and burnout, to
• Healthy ways to reduce stress
• Prioritizing your own emotional health, and
• Additional support services from the Riverside County Office on Aging

Your commitment to your loved ones is remarkable - now let us help you stay strong for them.

#CaregiverAwareness #BrailleInstitute #BIA #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability #LowVision #VisionLoss #EyeHealth
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Whether you're young or old, vision loss can be a heavy burden to bear.
Especially if you don't have the right support to keep doing the things you love.
Our mission is to help people of all ages - from children to seniors, positively transform their lives, regardless of their degree of vision loss.
All you have to do is reach out.
Our team is on standby to connect you or your loved ones with free resources, training, and the community you need to not just cope, but thrive — all 100% FREE.
From assistive tech to daily living skills, we'll ensure you have the tools to maintain your independence and keep living a life of value.
Vision loss doesn't have to mean losing your autonomy, at any age. 
Get started via the link in our bio.
#LowVision #VisionLoss #Blindness #EyeHealth #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability

Whether you`re young or old, vision loss can be a heavy burden to bear.

Especially if you don`t have the right support to keep doing the things you love.

Our mission is to help people of all ages - from children to seniors, positively transform their lives, regardless of their degree of vision loss.

All you have to do is reach out.

Our team is on standby to connect you or your loved ones with free resources, training, and the community you need to not just cope, but thrive — all 100% FREE.

From assistive tech to daily living skills, we`ll ensure you have the tools to maintain your independence and keep living a life of value.

Vision loss doesn`t have to mean losing your autonomy, at any age.

Get started via the link in our bio.

#LowVision #VisionLoss #Blindness #EyeHealth #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability
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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 LOCATIONS

We offer programs and services in-person, by phone and remotely online. Appointments and/or student registration are required to visit a center. Center libraries are open to walk-ins during business hours. Los Angeles Vistas Store is open to walk-ins during business hours.

Anaheim

527 North Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

Coachella Valley

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

Laguna Hills

24411 Ridge Route Drive #130
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Los Angeles

741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Riverside

6974 Brockton Avenue #100
Riverside, CA 92506

San Diego

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

Santa Barbara

2031 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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.