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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 Remota en Español

Remote Class Descriptions

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

8-week series begins May 02.
Remote enrollment limited to 10.
Manage everyday tasks with simple solutions and in-depth instruction in personal care, organizing, shopping, cooking, home safety and maintenance.

Adaptive Cooking: Basic Cooking Without Looking

4-week series begins May 04.
Remote enrollment limited to 12.
Learn safety tips and practical techniques to help you continue to cook with low vision or no vision. For new students.

Adaptive Cooking: Savory Salads for Spring

6-week series begins May 06.
Remote enrollment limited to 12.
Through demonstrations and descriptive instructions, apply your advanced cooking skills and discover new healthy and tasty salad recipes.

Adaptive Cooking: Savory Salads for Summer

6-week series begins June 24.
Remote enrollment limited to 12.
Through demonstrations and descriptive instructions, apply your advanced cooking skills and discover new healthy and tasty salad recipes.

Orientation and Mobility Roundtable

Monthly on 2nd Fridays.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
A monthly Orientation and Mobility class for Braille Institute students to discuss different topics.

Orientation and Mobility Overview

4-week series begins June 08.
Remote enrollment limited to 12.
Overview of Orientation and Mobility skills where you will learn new tips while building confidence and sharing experiences.

Tech & Communication

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.

Braille Reading and Writing

15-week series.
Remote enrollment limited to 10.
This class will cover the alphabet, numbers, punctuation, abbreviations, symbols, and writing.

Navigating VoiceOver with a Keyboard

15-week series beginning May 02.
Remote enrollment limited to 10.
Beginners will work on their own using an app and Bluetooth keyboard to learn how to type. Advanced students will meet each week for instruction on how to use a Bluetooth keyboard to control VoiceOveron their iOS devices.

Using Zoom Video Conferencing on iPhone/iPad with VoiceOver

4-week series beginning May 02.
Remote enrollment limited to 10.
Learn how to join meetings, and use features like mute/unmute, set virtual backgrounds, and invite others. We’ll cover how to schedule and host a meeting and use the controls specific to hosting. Class instruction will use VoiceOver.

NEW: Intro to Amazon Alexa Devices

6-week series beginning May 05.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
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.

Intro to iPhone/iPad Voice Over

15-week series begins May 05.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
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. 

Using Zoom Video Conferencing on a PC computer 

4-week series beginning June 6.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.

Description coming soon.

Internet with Fusion or JAWS

15-week Hybrid series begins May 03.
Remote enrollment limited to 6, On-Site enrollment limited to 4.
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. 

What’s a Podcast and How Do I Play Them?

7-week series beginning May 05.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
Learn about Podcasts the modern radio shows. Learn how to discover and listen to a variety of podcasts using an app for iOS devices. For VoiceOver and non-VoiceOver users.

Windows Accessibility for Low Vision

7-week series beginning June 29.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
A windows computer has several accessibility options to help you see it better, including Magnifier, Enlarging your mouse pointer, High contrast color settings, Voice Commands with Cortana and Dictation with Microsoft Office.

Art & Music

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. Our rich offering of visual and musical arts classes leads to more fulfilled lives and greater independence.

Your Artistic & Creative Journey

5-week series beginning May 06.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
Creativity is an integral part of the human experience. This mini-series will take you through a series of exercises, projects, and in-class discussions designed to reignite and expand your unique version of creativity.  

Moments in Art History: From Renaissance to the Global Avant-Garde

15-week series beginning May 02.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
Be transported across the world from the comfort of your home as you immerse yourself in the masterpieces of the past 500 years! We’ll delve into Renaissance art and architecture, the Spanish Baroque, Japanese Zen gardens and tea ceremonies, the Inca Empire, international modernism, and much more.

The Craft of Writing Poetry

15-week series beginning May 04.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
Expand your creative writing voice, with a focus on poetry (other writing projects also welcome). Create sound and song, imagery, emotion, and more. Learn techniques for editing, revising, and polishing your poems and focus on best practices for submitting poems for publication.   

Greatest Hits from Bach to Rock

15-week series beginning May 04.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
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!

Health & Wellbeing

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 – they help you thrive.

Woman’s Peer Support Group

15-week series beginning May 02.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
Peer women’s support group to build confidence and share experiences.

Men’s Peer Support Group

15-week series beginning May 06.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
Peer men’s support group to build confidence and share experiences.

Peer Support Group

15-week series beginning May 04.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
Peer support group for those who are new to vision loss, learn coping skills, learn how to build confidence and share experiences.

Book Club

15-week series, third Wednesday of each month.
Remote enrollment limited to 12.
Reading a variety of books, sharing opinions, and discussing the literature.

Games and Tips for a Healthy Brain

15-week series beginning May 05.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
Have fun interacting with classmates, while learn fun interactive games and activities for a sharp mind.

Conversational Spanish

15-week series beginning May 05.
Remote enrollment limited to 20.
Have fun interacting with classmates, while leaning basic words and phrases in Spanish.

Remote Class Schedule

Mondays

Braille Reading and Writing

10 – 11:30 am
Maria
Teams

Women’s Peer Support Group

10 – 11:30 am
Gerry
Teams

Using Zoom Video Conferencing on iPhone/iPad with VoiceOver

May 02 – May 23

10 – 11:30 am
Hugo
Teams

Using Zoom Video Conferencing on a PC computer 

June 06 – June 27

10 – 11:30 am
Beverly
Teams

Moments in Art History: From Renaissance to the Global Avant-Garde

1 – 2:30 pm
Erin S.
Teams

Independent Living Skills

1 – 2:30 pm
Maribel
Teams

Navigating VoiceOver with a Keyboard

1 – 2:30 pm
Salvador
Teams

Tuesdays

Braille Reading and Writing

10 – 11:30 am
Maria
Teams

Internet with Fusion or JAWS

May 03 – August 09

10 – 11:30 am
Beverly
Teams/On-Site

Intro to Amazon Alexa Devices

May 05 – June 23

10 – 11:30 am
Hugo
Teams

Wednesdays

Braille Reading/Writing

10 – 11:30 am
Maria
Teams

Peer Support Group

10 – 11:30 am
Jan
Teams

What’s a Podcast and How Do I Play Them?

May 05 – June 15

10 – 11:30 am
Beverly
Teams

Windows Accessibility for Low Vision

10 – 11:30 am
Beverly
Teams

Book Club

1 – 2:30 pm
Anne & Priscilla
Teams

The Craft of Writing Poetry

1 – 2:30 pm
Erin S.
Teams

Greatest Hits from Bach to Rock

1 – 2:30 pm
Stan
Teams

Adaptive Cooking: Basic cooking without Looking

1 – 2:30 pm
Maribel
Teams

Orientation and Mobility Overview

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Haw/Mari
Teams

Thursdays

Games and Tips for a Healthy Brain

10 – 11:30 am
Debbie/Beth
Teams

Intro to iPhone/iPad Voice Over

10 – 11:30 am
Hugo
Teams

Conversational Spanish

10 – 11:30 am
Carmen
Teams

Fridays

Braille Reading and Writing

10 – 11:30 pm
Maria
Teams

Your Artistic & Creative Journey

May 06 – June 03

10 – 11:30 pm
Erin
Teams

Adaptive Cooking: Savory Salads for Spring

May 06 – June 10

10 – 11:30 am
Maribel
Teams

Adaptive Cooking: Savory Salads for Summer

June 24 – July 29

10 – 11:30 am
Maribel
Teams

Men’s Peer Support Group

June 24 – July 29

10 – 11:30 am
Richard
Teams

Orientation and Mobility Roundtable

2nd Friday of the month

1 – 2:30 pm
Haw/Mari
Teams

Clases Remota 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.

Habilidades para la Vida Independiente

Series de 8 semanas a partir del 2 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 10 personas.
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.

Los lunes
de 1 a 2:30 pm
Emily
Teams

Braille Lectura y Escritura

Series de 15 semanas a partir del 2 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 10 personas.
Esta clase cubrirá el alfabeto, los números, la puntuación, las abreviaturas, los símbolos y la escritura.

Los lunes
de 1 a 2:30 pm
Maria
Teams

Club del libro

Series de 15 semanas a partir del 3 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 20 personas.
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.

1er martes de mes
de 10 a 11:30 am
Maribel Teams

Introducción a el servicio de biblioteca

Series de 4 semanas a partir del 24 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 20 personas.
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.

4o martes del mes
de 10 a 11:30 am
Erica
Teams

Vivir con la pérdida de visión

Series de 15 semanas a partir del 5 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 20 personas.
Serie de discusión para desarrollar la fuerza emocional.

Los jueves
de 1 a 2:30 pm
Maribel
Teams

Grupo de apoyo para mujeres

Series de 15 semanas a partir del 3 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 20 personas.
Grupo de apoyo de mujeres para generar confianza y compartir experiencias.

Los martes
de 1 a 2:30 pm
Emily
Teams

Introducción de iPhone / iPad VoiceOver

Series de 15 semanas a partir del 6 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 20 personas.
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.

Los viernes
de 10 a 11:30 am
Hugo
Teams

Utilizando el Correo Electrónico en iPhone/iPad

Series de 15 semanas a partir del 6 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 20 personas.
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.

Los viernes
de 1 a 2:30 pm
Hugo
Teams

Vida y Cocina Saludable con Diabetes

Series de 8 semanas a partir del 2 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 12 personas.
Aprenda nuevas maneras divertidas e inteligentes de tomar el control de su diabetes.

Los miércoles
de 1 a 2:30 pm
Maribel
Teams

Habilidades para la Vida Independiente

Series de 8 semanas a partir del 2 de mayo.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 10 personas.
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.

Los lunes
de 1 a 2:30 pm
Emily
Teams

Conciencia Sensorial

Series de 7 semanas a partir del 30 de junio.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 12 personas.
Aprende a usar técnicas de visualización y tus sentidos para navegar por las actividades diarias.

Los jueves
de 10 a 11:30 am
Emily/Maribel
Teams

Orientación y Movilidad mesa redondo

Series de 15 semanas cada segundo martes de cada mes.
La inscripción para las clases remotas se limita a 20 personas.
Una clase mensual para estudiantes del Braille Institute para discutir diferentes temas relacionados con la Orientación y Movilidad.

2o martes del mes
de 10 a 11:00 pm Mari/Haw
Teams