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 following required COVID protocols.

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
View Coachella Valley Center Class Catalog
Get A Free Low Vision Consultation

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

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Upcoming Virtual Workshops

Learn About the Seeing AI App

Virtual

Low Vision Options On The Mac

Virtual

Sin Azucar! Postres Navideños

Virtual

Community Resources with Guest Speakers: Go Go Grandparent

Virtual

Be My Eyes vs. Aira

Virtual

Shopping Tips For The Holidays

Virtual

Art Studio Workshop: Tactile Holiday Landscapes

Virtual

Introduction To Victor Reader

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

Positive Thinking - Cancelled

Virtual

Learn To Use Instacart

Virtual

What Can Your Apple Watch Do For You?

Virtual

Using Microsoft Teams

Virtual

What is the National Federation of the Blind?

Virtual

Accessible Air-Frying

Virtual

Expand Your Blind Life with Sam Seavey

Virtual

How to Use Instacart Delivery Services

Virtual

Compare and Contrast Smart Speakers with Google/Echo

Virtual

Why Create a Braille Institute Online User Account?

Virtual

Experience the BlindShell Classic 2 Phone

Hybrid

Microsoft Teams for Low Vision and No Vision Users

Virtual

Get More Out of Your Healthcare

Virtual

Learn About IOS 16 New Features for Low Vision Users

In-Person

Macular Degeneration and the Latest Research

Virtual

Find Famous Movie Quotes with a Fire Stick & Lunch

Virtual

Braille Literacy for Adult Learners

Virtual

Update On Clinical Trials for Low Vision Retinal Disease

Virtual

Simple Video Editing on iPhone

Virtual

Fall Prevention for Wintertime

Virtual

Do You Remember?

Virtual

Introducing Blind Institute of Technology (BIT)

Virtual

Accessible Air-Frying

Virtual

Compare and Contrast Smart Speakers with Google/Echo

Virtual

Teaching Art to Students Who Are Blind & Visually Impaired

Virtual

Vision Loss: Adapting and Coping

Virtual

Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)

Virtual

Intro to Salsa Music

Virtual

Medication Safety: Script Talk Update

Virtual

Find Famous Movie Quotes with a Fire Stick & Lunch

Virtual

The King of Pop: Analyzing Michael Jackson’s Hits

Virtual

Salsa!

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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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Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively transform the lives of those with vision loss. Braille Institute serves more than 37,000 people through a variety of free programs, classes and services at centers and community outreach locations throughout Southern California – from Santa Barbara to San Diego counties!

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