Braille Institute Establishes Partnership With CSULA to Provide Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Internships

LOS ANGELES -- September 14, 2022 -- Braille Institute has entered into an agreement with California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) to provide graduate students in their O&M program the ability to obtain hands-on experience by working with blind and visually impaired individuals at one of Braille Institute’s seven centers through a formal internship training program.

By |2022-09-15T20:01:16-07:00September 15th, 2022|Our Stories, Press Releases|

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.

By |2022-06-27T12:51:22-07:00June 27th, 2022|Our Stories, Press Releases|

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.

By |2022-06-07T09:03:50-07:00May 18th, 2022|Our Stories, Press Releases|

Finalists Announced for 2022 Braille Challenge Finals

Los Angeles, May 5, 2022 – Braille Institute is proud to announce the 50 finalists for the 2022 Braille Challenge Finals competition. These competitors achieved the highest scores in the braille literacy testing competition, out of over 800 youth across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

By |2022-06-07T09:10:06-07:00May 4th, 2022|Our Stories, Press Releases|

Celebrate “Low Vision Awareness Month” With Braille Institute In February

Los Angeles, February 1, 2022 - February is "Low Vision Awareness Month" and Braille Institute is offering free online seminars with eye doctors and professional experts discussing important topics - macular degeneration, glaucoma, nutrition and eye health, cancer and the eye, and more. Medical professionals from UCLA Health, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, Doheny Eye Institute, and Retina Consultants San Diego will be speaking.

By |2022-01-28T12:32:42-08:00January 28th, 2022|Press Releases|

Braille Institute Coachella Valley Partners with Guide Dogs of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA – October 14, 2020 – Braille Institute Coachella Valley announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Guide Dogs of the Desert to provide training solutions to individuals living with vision impairment and blindness.

By |2021-12-21T11:10:12-08:00October 25th, 2021|Coachella Valley Stories, Press Releases|