Anaheim | Classes

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On-Site Classes

We look forward to welcoming students back to our centers, however please note the new safety protocols below that are required. Only students with scheduled classes or appointments may visit the centers on the appointed days.

New Safety Protocols For In-Person Visits To Braille Institute Center*

  • All students, library patrons and volunteers must be fully vaccinated. Definition of “fully vaccinated” is having received both shots of a two-dose vaccination series (Pfizer or Moderna) or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine AND received a booster once “booster-eligible.” Booster-eligible is defined as 6 months after the second dose for Pfizer or Moderna or 2 months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • All students must provide proof of full vaccination status prior to registering for classes.
  • All persons must wear face covering upon entering and while in the building. The face covering must be a surgical grade,
    N95 or KN95 mask.
  • No more than one additional person may escort student/patron to the center.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling ill or exhibiting any symptoms (cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, fever, chils, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, body aches, diarrhea, nausea vomiting, etc.).

Students and patrons who are unable to meet the guidelines above can continue to receive services and support through our remote capabilities as an alternative option.

*Safety protocols may be subject to change based on updated recommendations and guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local county health organizations.

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Remote Classes

You can attend “live and online” classes and workshops remotely from the comfort of your home. We utilize the Microsoft Teams platform for our distance learning classes which you can attend using your computer, tablet, smartphone or traditional phone.

How Does It Work?
Braille Institute will provide you with an online link or phone number that will be used to connect to your specific class or workshop. Each session is live so you have the ability to speak with the instructor and other participants. If you need assistance or training with using Microsoft Teams, you can view helpful videos on our website at brailleinstitute.org/remote-services or call the center at 1-800-BRAILLE to schedule 1-1 help from a technology specialist. All services are free of charge.

Braille Institute Classes
Classes are held over multiple weeks during the semester period and attended weekly. Classes are for individuals who are presently students of Braille Institute. In order to become a student, you must complete a low vision assessment or have been on-boarded by a Braille Institute Intake Specialist. Classes are offered by each of the seven Braille Institute centers with some classes being held in-person at the center and other held remotely which are attended by phone, computer or smartphone.

Anaheim, contact the Registrar at 714-821-5000.

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Clases Virtuales en Español

On-Site Classes

On-Site classes are held in person over multiple weeks during the semester period and attended weekly. Classes are for individuals who are presently students of Braille Institute. In order to become a student, you must complete a low vision assessment or have been on-boarded by a Braille Institute Intake Specialist.

To register for classes at Anaheim, contact the Registrar at 714-821-5000.

Technology & Communications

Whatever your degree of vision loss there is technology to help you live with greater ease. Discover how to use the latest and most user-friendly devices and apps through one-on-one training at Connection Pointe.

Internet with Fusion/JAWS

Tuesdays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 06 Full Term

If you have JAWS or Fusion, learn how to use keyboard commands to explore various topics such as navigating web pages, reading PDF documents, bookmarking favorite websites, and downloading and saving files to your Windows computer.  

Art

The arts not only fulfill the important and fundamental human need for creative expression, but they are also a powerful way to develop tactile and problem-solving skills; they stimulate and maintain visual memory and promote self-confidence.

Tactile Painting & Drawing

Thursdays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 08 Full Term

This unique painting and drawing class is accessible to all students, regardless of vision level. In traditional Western painting from centuries past, emphasis is placed on highly realistic depictions of people and objects. Conversely, many cultures do not emphasize representation in their artworks. Today, throughout the globe, abstraction and emotion continue to play large roles in how artwork is made. Students will gain entry points into describing their own unique perspectives through traditional and nontraditional drawing and painting media, as well as become more comfortable with abstract and/or non-objective artworks.

Intro to Fiber Arts

Thursdays 1 – 2:30 pm
Begins September 08 Full Term

This introductory fiber class explores basic techniques including batik (wax-resist dyeing), hand-felted fibers (warm water and agitation), mixed media fiber collage, and techniques for drawing and painting with tactile fibers. Students will also have the chance to create a small latch hook and/or pompom rug. The last few weeks of class will be set aside for independent study time, where students will have the chance to envision and create their own unique, self- driven artworks based on the techniques and knowledge they’ve gained from the course.

Cooking

Learn simple adaptive techniques to be able to support activities of daily living so that you can feel more confident and be able to address your most fundamental needs.

Basic Cooking without Looking

Tuesdays 1 – 2:30 pm
4 weeks begins November 08 – November 29

Learn safety tips and practical techniques to help you continue to cook with low vision or no vision. For new students.

Reading and Writing

Not being able to read or write standard print does not need to be a barrier to accessing literature or nonfiction. We have classes that encourage exploring audio books and learning the braille code, which enables you to continue enjoying books, magazines and newspapers.

Braille Reading and Writing

Tuesdays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 06 Full Term

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation and abbreviations.

Life Skills

Learn simple adaptive techniques to support activities of daily living so you can feel more confident and address your most fundamental needs.

Independent Living Skills

Tuesdays 1 – 2:30 pm
8 weeks begins September 13 – November 01

Learn simple solutions to help better manage everyday tasks; including instruction in personal care, organizing, shopping, cooking, home safety, and maintenance.

Clases en el Centro en Español

Clases en persona en Anaheim
Las clases en el centro se llevan a cabo en persona durante varias semanas durante el período semestral y se asisten semanalmente. Las clases son para personas que actualmente son estudiantes de Braille Institute. Para convertirte en estudiante, debes completar una evaluación de baja visión o haber sido incorporado por un especialista de Braille Institute.

Para inscribirte en las clases en Anaheim, comunícate con Registración al 714-821-5000. Todos los servicios son gratuitos.

iPhone/iPad VoiceOver Superpuesta para Principiantes

Lunes 10 – 11:30 am
Comienza el 12 de septiembre – Plazo completo

VoiceOver ies un lector de pantalla que ya existe en tu iPhone, y tu Computadora Apple. Cubriremos la escritura, la edición de texto, el uso y el cambio de configuraciones, y sugerencias para solucionar problemas.

Habilidades para vivir Independiente

Lunes 1 – 2:30 pm
8 semanas que comienzan el 12 de septiembre al 31 de octubre

Logra las tareas cotidianas con soluciones sencillas e instrucciones detalladas sobre el cuidado personal, la organización, las compras, la cocina, la seguridad y el mantenimiento del hogar.

Remote Class Descriptions

Technology & Communications

Whatever your degree of vision loss there is technology to help you live with greater ease. Discover how to use the latest and most user-friendly devices and apps through one-on-one training at Connection Pointe.

Keyboard for VoiceOver on iPhone

Mondays 1 – 2:30 pm
Begins October 31 – December 12

Already know how to use VoiceOver? Go one step further and use a Bluetooth keyboard to control VoiceOver on an iPhone. Dive into apps that are on your iPhone and control them with keyboard commands. No need to touch, swipe or type on the screen. Do it all from a keyboard!

Keyboard for VoiceOver on iPad

Mondays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 12 Full Term

Already know how to use VoiceOver? Go one step further and use a Bluetooth keyboard to control VoiceOver on an iPad. Dive into apps that are on your iPad and control them with keyboard commands. No need to touch, swipe or type on the screen. Do it all from a keyboard!

Internet with Fusion/JAWS

Tuesdays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 06 Full Term

If you have JAWS or Fusion, learn how to use keyboard commands to explore various topics such as navigating web pages, reading PDF documents, bookmarking favorite websites, and downloading and saving files to your Windows computer.

Intro to Amazon Alexa

Tuesdays 1 – 2:30 pm
Begins September 06 – October 11

You will be introduced to Amazon Alexa devices and learn all that they offer such as the Alexa Voice assistant on the Echo Shows, Fire TV, Tablets, Speakers, Show and Tel, NFB Newsline, Bookshare, and many more.

YouTube App for iOS

Wednesdays 10 – 11:30 am
7 weeks beginning September 07 – October 19

Learn how to find, view and save videos on one of the most popular apps in the world. YouTube isn’t just about music and entertainment. It is also the best place to find information on how to do something. Almost anything! Come discover an app that has access to over 800 million videos!

Windows Accessibility for Low Vision

Wednesdays 10 – 11:30 am
7 weeks beginning October 26 – December 07

A windows computer has several accessibility options to help you see it better, including Magnifier, Enlarging your mouse pointer, High contrast color settings and solid color desktop backgrounds. Learn how to use your voice with Cortana and Dictation. Discover built-in tool Narrator and the Read Aloud function in Microsoft Office.

Intro to iPhone/iPad Voiceover

Thursdays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 08 Full Term

Begins September 08 Full Term
Using VoiceOver on your iPhone or iPad, you can navigate the device even if you can’t see the screen. Learning the basics, you’ll be able to make calls, check voicemail, get the weather and so much more.

Art

The arts not only fulfill the important and fundamental human need for creative expression, but they are also a powerful way to develop tactile and problem-solving skills; they stimulate and maintain visual memory and promote self-confidence.

Moments in Art History: The History of Painting

Mondays 1 – 2:30 pm
Begins September 12 Full Term

In this dynamic, lecture and discussion-based class, you’ll be guided through digital resources (such as streaming videos, audio tracks, and accessible slide presentations) to bring the world’s most celebrated paintings from the easel into your mind’s eye. Open to all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced.

Music

Our music classes can help students acquire new skills and build upon past experiences with music. With subjects including music performance, theory and analysis, digital production, and listing/appreciation, music classes offer something for music lovers of all skill levels.

Greatest Hits from Bach to Rock

Wednesdays 1 – 2 pm
Begins September 7th Full Term

If you’re a music lover, this class is for you! Listen to familiar songs and new ones, while learning about the people and stories behind the music. Students decide on the music to be featured each week – Big Band, Country, Rock and Roll – anything goes!

Reading and Writing

Not being able to read or write standard print does not need to be a barrier to accessing literature or nonfiction. We have classes that encourage exploring audio books and learning the braille code, which enables you to continue enjoying books, magazines and newspapers.

Braille Reading and Writing

Mondays 10 – 11:30 am
Tuesdays 10 – 11:30 am
Fridays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 12 Full Term

Covers alphabet, numbers, punctuation and abbreviations.

Book Club

3rd Wednesday of each month
1 – 2:30 pm

Reading a variety of books, sharing opinions, and discussing the literature.

Life Skills

Learn simple adaptive techniques to support activities of daily living so you can feel more confident and address your most fundamental needs.

Independent Living Skills

Mondays 1 – 2:30 pm
Begins September 12 – October 31

Learn simple solutions to help better manage everyday tasks; including instruction in personal care, organizing, shopping, cooking, home safety, and maintenance.

Health & Wellness

There is evidence that it is healing to mind, body and spirit when we share and connect with others who are experiencing and adjusting to vision loss. Our support groups and classes teach coping strategies and techniques to relax and better manage stress.

Woman’s Peer Support Group

Mondays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 12 Full Term

Peer women’s support group to build confidence and share experiences.

Men’s Peer Support Group

Fridays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 09 Full Term

Peer men’s support group to build confidence and share experiences.

Peer Support Group

Wednesdays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 07 Full Term

Peer support group for those who are new to vision loss, learn coping skills, learn how to build confidence and share experiences.

O&M Overview

Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm
4 weeks beginning November 02 – November 23

Overview of Orientation and Mobility skills where you will learn new tips while building confidence and sharing experiences.

Critical Thinking

These classes offer meaningful engagement with a wide variety of subject matter. Connecting and interacting with others in a classroom is a powerful way to combat social isolation and loneliness. Come connect with new ideas and new friends.

Conversational Spanish

Thursdays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 08 Full Term

Have fun interacting with classmates, while leaning basic words and phrases in Spanish.

Games & Tips for a Healthy Brain

Thursdays 10 – 11:30 am
Begins September 08 Full Term

Have fun interacting with classmates, while learn fun interactive games and activities for a sharp mind.

Remote Class Schedule

Mondays

Braille Reading and Writing

Begins September 12 Full Term
10 – 11:30 am
Maria
Teams

Keyboard for VoiceOver on iPad

October 31 – December 12
10 – 11:30 am
Salvador
Teams

Women’s Peer Support Group

Begins September 12 Full Term
10 – 11:30 am
Gerry
Teams

Keyboard for VoiceOver on iPhone

Begins September 12 Full Term
1 – 2:30 pm
Salvador
Teams

Moments in Art History: The History of Painting

Begins September 12 Full Term
1 – 2:30 pm
Erin
Teams

Independent Living Skills

Begins September 12 – October 31
1 – 2:30 pm
Maribel
Teams

Tuesdays

Braille Reading and Writing

10 – 11:30 am
Maria
Teams

Internet with Fusion/JAWS

10 – 11:30 am
Beverly
Teams

Intro to Amazon Alexa

Begins September 06 – October 11
1 – 2:30 pm
Hugo
Teams

Wednesdays

YouTube App for iOS

7 weeks beginning September 07 – October 19
10 – 11:30 am
Beverly
Teams

Windows Accessibility for Low Vision

7 weeks beginning October 26 – December 07
10 – 11:30 am
Beverly
Teams

Peer Support Group

Begins September 07 Full Term
10 – 11:30 am
Emily
Teams

Book Club

3rd Wednesday of each month
1 – 2:30 pm
Erica
Teams

Greatest Hits from Bach to Rock

Begins September 7th Full Term
1 – 2 pm
Stan
Teams

O&M Overview

4 weeks beginning November 02 – November 23
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Haw/Mari
Teams

Thursdays

Intro to iPhone/iPad Voiceover

Begins September 08 Full Term
10 – 11:30 am
Hugo
Teams

Games & Tips for a Healthy Brain

Begins September 08 Full Term
10 – 11:30 am
Beth/Debbie
Teams

Conversational Spanish

Begins September 08 Full Term
10 – 11:30 am
Carmen
Teams

Fridays

Braille Reading and Writing

10 – 11:30 am
Maria B.
Teams

Men’s Peer Support Group

Begins September 09 Full Term
10 – 11:30 am
Richard
Teams

Clases Virtuales en Español

Clases Remotas para Estudiantes del Braille Institute

  • Classes semanales conducidas en linea para estudiantes del Braille Institute
  • Classes se llevarán acabo durante varias semanas durante el semestre
  • Los estudiantes deberian haber completado un examen de visión o deberian haber obtenido permiso de un especialista del Braille Institute.

Para registrarse a clases en Anaheim llame la oficina de registro al 714-821-5000.

Introducción de iPhone/iPad Voiceover

Viernes 10 am – 11:30 am
Comienza el 9 de septiembre – Plazo completo

Con VoiceOver en tu iPhone o iPad, puedes navegar por el dispositivo incluso si no puedes ver la pantalla. Aprendiendo lo básico, podrá hacer llamadas, consultar el correo de voz, obtener el clima y mucho más.

Viviendo y Cocinando para una vida Saludable con Diabetes

Jueves 10 – 11:30 am
8 semanas, Comienza el 8 de septiembre al 27 de octubre.

Series de 15 semanas a partir del 3 de mayo.
Aprenda nuevas maneras divertidas e inteligentes de tomar el control de su diabetes. Introducción a el servicio de biblioteca.

Using email on iPhone/iPad

Viernes 1 – 2:30 pm
Comienza el 9 de septiembre – Plazo completo

Usando un iPhone o iPad, Aprende cómo crear un correo electronico o Email. Apenderas como usar y navegar por tus correos electrónicos y mucho mas.

Cocinando Sopas Caseras Fáciles y Rápidas

Jueves 10 – 11:30 am
6 semanas. Comienza el 10 de noviembre al 15 de diciembre.

Presentaremos nuestras favoritas recetas de sopas y cremas caseras, frías y calientes. Fáciles de hacer, explicadas paso a pasa para que siempre salgan ricas.

Biblioteca 101

4to martes de cada mes 10 – 11 am
Comienza el 27 de septiembre

Acompáñenos en esta divertida e informativa clase mensual en donde aprenderá sobre los variados servicios y programas que ofrecen la biblioteca. Cada mes se introducirá un tema diferente.

Club de lectura

El primer martes de cada mes 10 – 11:30 am
Comienza el 6 de septiembre

En esta clase vamos a descubrir la variedad de libros disponibles, compartir opiniones y discutir la literatura. Aprenderás como buscar, seleccionar, ordenar o descargar tu audio libros de nuestra magnifica biblioteca.

Lectura y Escritura Braille

Miércoles 10 – 11:30 am
Comienza el 7 de septiembre – Plazo completo

Cubre el alfabeto, números, puntuación y abreviaturas.

Derechos y Recursos

Miércoles 1 – 2:30 pm
Comienza el 14 de septiembre al 2 de noviembre

Cubriremos un amplio rango de algunos de los recursos accesibles disponibles en el condado de Orange y partes de Los Angeles, incluyendo el transporte, los grupos y organizaciones comunitarios
y las redes de comunicación.

Grupo de apoyo a la mujer

Martes 1 – 2:30
Comienza el 6 de septiembre – Plazo completo

Grupo de apoyo de mujeres para generar confianza y compartir experiencias.

Mesa redonda de O&M

2do martes de cada mes 10 – 11:30 am
Comienza el 13 de septiembre, 11 de octubre, 8 de noviembre,
y el 13 de diciembre

Una clase mensual para estudiantes del Instituto Braille para discutir diferentes temas relacionados con la Orientación y Movilidad.

Vivir con pérdida de visión

Jueves 1 – 2:30 pm
Comienza el 8 de septiembre – Plazo completo

Serie de discusión para desarrollar la fuerza emocional.