Coachella Valley Neighborhood Center2022-04-12T11:33:21-07:00
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We are currently offering online workshops, classes and virtual sessions. Once you register, you then participate by video or phone within the comfort and safety of your home. Like all of our programs and services, Braille’s remote service offerings are free of charge. Learn how Braille’s remote classes, workshops and services work, here.

  • Online Workshops: Click an upcoming event below to register, or you can register for any remote workshop hosted by our other Braille Institute centers by clicking here to view events for all locations.
  • Online Classes & Virtual Sessions: For classes, or a “live” session with a Braille Institute instructor or consultant by video or phone call, call 1-800-BRAILLE to schedule.
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Read our April 2022 reopening plan for required protocols to visit a Braille Institute center!

Contact Info

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Address: 74-245 Highway 111 #E101
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Monday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Wednesday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Thursday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Phone: (760) 321-1111
Fax: (760) 321-9715
Email: cv@brailleinstitute.org

Upcoming Events

Amy Sand
Amy SandRegional Manager
“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.”


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

  • How to Master Your Sense of Smell video
  • Mizzell Meals On Wheels: Call 760-323-5689
  • Cathedral City Senior Center: Call 760-321-1548
  • Palm Springs Mental Health: Call 442-268-7000
  • Jewish Family Service of the Desert: Call 760-325-4088

Programs & Services

Low Vision Consultations

Low Vision Consultations

At Braille Institute Coachella Valley Neighborhood Center free one-on-one consultations with Low Vision Rehabilitation Specialists can help determine the correct devices to maximize your remaining vision.

In-Home Services

Our consultants address quality of life changes, kitchen confidence, using technology, and orientation and mobility, focusing on your specific goals, degree of sight loss and home environment.

Classes, Workshops, Events

Classes, Workshops & Events

Lifestyle classes, activities and workshops help adults with sight loss build practical skills, regain independence, learn about the latest in medical development, and foster a sense of community. Individuals may sign up at any time.

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Library patrons have access to more than 18,000 magazines, newspapers, and book titles in English and Spanish. We also offer free digital book machine readers, and downloadable books.

Connection Pointe

Through our Connection Pointe technology center, we offer free instruction and demonstrations on all the latest mainstream and adaptive devices.

Youth Program

This program for infants, children and teens, who are blind or visually impaired, creates opportunities to gain life experiences fostering confidence, self-esteem and independence, leading to higher education and employment.


Our staff and volunteers are available to give presentations, low vision consultations, lead peer support groups and table at events.

Volunteer LA


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Braille Institute! We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Please call Donna Wager, Director of Volunteer Services, at (714) 821-5000 Ext. 2113, or email dewager@brailleinstitute.org, for more information.

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