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David McCaslin, Named Braille Institute’s New Director of Library Services

Braille Institute of America is pleased to announce David McCaslin as the new Director of Library Services. David’s career spans more than 20 years in library sciences and management with academic libraries. Most recently, he served as the Library Director of Wardman Library at Whittier College. His prior experience includes libraries at esteemed institutions including Yale University, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and Pennsylvania State University.  

By |2021-06-17T16:50:06-07:00June 17th, 2021|Our Stories, Press Releases|

Braille Institute Celebrates Library Month in April with Free Livestream Event & Workshops

Celebrating Library Month in April, Braille Institute has offered thousands of free braille books and audiobooks to those who are visually impaired, and print disabled in Southern California for more than 100 years.

By |2021-03-31T18:38:43-07:00March 31st, 2021|Our Stories|

2021 Braille Challenge WEBINAR SERIES – Updated for March!

Join us for fun, informational, and engaging webinars as we celebrate excellence in braille literacy across North America. Hear from leaders and experts in the field about a wide range of topics in our 9-part series

By |2021-03-04T16:09:30-08:00January 21st, 2021|Braille Challenge Newsroom|

Braille Institute Student: Nimfa’s technology journey from flip phone to newest iPhone

Nimfa’s story is perfect for Technology Month, which we celebrate each January at Braille Institute, and she is just one of the thousands of people who are blind and visually impaired, who we have helped maximize their independence through technology for visually impaired education over the past more than 100 years.

By |2020-12-22T13:19:46-08:00December 17th, 2020|Our Stories, Sight Loss Blog, Technology Month|

Orientation & Mobility helps Braille Institute Student Dan Varney walk up to 25 miles each day

Dan’s story is perfect for Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Month, which we celebrate each October at Braille Institute, and he is just one of the thousands of people who are blind and visually impaired, who we have helped maximize their independence through O&M training over the past more than 100 years.

By |2020-10-15T17:28:17-07:00October 14th, 2020|Our Stories|

Meet Jerry Damon: prolific traveler, award-winning artist, Braille Institute student

Jerry Damon is a man on the go. Despite his blindness, through orientation and mobility training, Jerry has been able to lead an incredibly active, mobile, and award-winning life as an artist.

By |2020-10-08T21:00:44-07:00October 8th, 2020|Our Stories|
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