Braille Institute
Coachella Valley Center

Classes & Workshops

Participate in classes & workshops through two convenient options:

  1. Online from your home using a phone, computer or tablet
  2. In-person at our center

All of our programs and services are free of charge.

  • Workshops – are open to the public and anyone can attend. They are one-day only sessions that are usually 1-2 hours on a specific topic with a live instructor and student participation. View our list of upcoming workshops and register online.
  • Classes – are held over multiple weeks during the semester period and attended weekly. You must be a “student” of Braille Institute to register for a class. To become a student you must complete a low vision assessment or be on-boarded by a Braille Institute specialist. View the class catalog button

Contact Information

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

Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

(760) 321-1111
cv@brailleinstitute.org

Regional Manager
Amy Sand

Upcoming In-Person Coachella Valley Center Workshops

Todo Sobre el DOR

In-Person

Rastreador Apple AirTag

In-Person

Entendiendo la Pérdida de Visión

In-Person

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Upcoming Virtual Workshops

Instacart

Virtual

Accessibility for iPad And iPhone Features

Virtual

BARD Mobile Tips And Tricks

Virtual

Emergency Prep

Hybrid

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

Dessert in A Cup Workshop

Virtual

What is a Contact Card? How do you use it?

Virtual

Intro to eReader

Virtual

What to Do If You Lose Your iPhone

Virtual

Two-For-One Class, What Fun!

Hybrid

Basic Lighting

Virtual

What Can a Blind and Low-Vision Social Worker Do For You?

Virtual

Presentación de Amazon Alexa en Español

Virtual

Using VoiceOver on Safari

Virtual

Managing Microsoft Teams and Zoom Invitations

Virtual

Instacart

Virtual

Community Resources

Virtual

Register to Vote

Virtual

Caring for the Caregiver

Virtual

All about the California Telephone Access Program

Virtual

Comparing AI Apps for Blind and Low-Vision Users

Virtual

What Can Your Apple Watch Do For You?

Virtual

Keyboard for VoiceOver on iPad

Virtual

Vision Loss: Adapting and Coping

Virtual

Apple AirTag Tracker

Virtual

Accessibility for iPad And iPhone Features

Virtual

Gathering From Nature: Garlands, Wreaths and Crowns

Virtual

Principles of Contrast

Virtual

OrCam Low Vision Technology

Virtual

Library 101 - BARD Open Session

Hybrid

Understanding A Caregivers Perspective

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

Audio Described Movies

Virtual

Spring Summer Fall Prevention

Virtual

Siri Tips And Tricks

Virtual

Braille 101

Virtual

Instacart

Virtual

Gaming With Your Voice

Virtual

Free Audiobooks

Virtual

Libros on Demand

Hybrid

What can a Blind and Low Vision Social Worker Do For You?

Virtual

Higiene bucal para una gran sonrisa

Virtual

Community Resources

Virtual

Botanical Clay Bowls

Virtual

Be My Eyes

Virtual

Eye2Eye Workshop

Virtual

Understanding the Braille Screen Input on iOS

Virtual

Stress Reduction

Virtual

Sony PlayStation

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

NVDA on Windows

Virtual

Summertime Events in Southern California

Virtual

Get Started with Braille Institute Library

Virtual

No Cook Foods

Virtual

Emergency Prep

Hybrid

Tech Skills for Job Seekers

Virtual

Intro to Instacart

Virtual

Summertime Self-Care: Using Home and Natural Remedies

Virtual

Assisted Devices for Low Vision

Virtual

Community Resources

Virtual

VoiceOver on Mac OS

Virtual

Gathering from Nature: Garlands, Wreaths and Crowns

Virtual

Intro to eReader

Virtual

How to Stay Safe Online

Virtual

Movie and Popcorn: Roku And Disney

Virtual

Dental Workshop

Virtual

Sony Smart TVs

Virtual

Cómo Mantenerse Ahorrando en Linea

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

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Meet Our Regional Manager
Amy Sand

“Located in the heart of Coachella Valley, our new neighborhood center is more accessible than ever. Our experienced staff and volunteers are happy to assist you in maintaining or regaining your independence. We provide our free programs and services at our Center or bring them to you through our In-Home Services.”

Local Announcements

Our staff have gathered, and continue to research, helpful community resources and safe activities for our community of visually impaired during COVID19.

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