Remembering Dr. Bill Takeshita—A Guiding Light
Dr. Bill Takeshita, OD, FAAO, FCOVF passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023. He was a low vision optometrist, a beloved member of the SoCal visual impairment community, and especially dear to us here at Braille Institute. Dr. Bill was a guiding light to us—students, families, and professionals—and we’re lucky to have worked with him over the years. “It is an honor to have met
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Braille Institute Of America Names James P. Kales As Chief Executive Officer
Braille Institute announced today that the Organization’s Board of Directors has named James P. Kales as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the organization as CEO on December 12, 2022. Kales, a leader in the non-profit sector, brings more than 25 years of experience working for organizations such as United Way and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Braille Institute Establishes Partnership With CSULA to Provide Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Internships
LOS ANGELES -- September 14, 2022 -- Braille Institute has entered into an agreement with California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) to provide graduate students in their O&M program the ability to obtain hands-on experience by working with blind and visually impaired individuals at one of Braille Institute’s seven centers through a formal internship training program.
Braille Institute Names Winners of the 2022 Braille Challenge
Los Angeles — June 27, 2022 — Celebrating more than 100 years of positively transforming the lives of those with vision loss, Braille Institute announced the winners of the 2022 Braille Challenge this past Saturday at the Finals Award Ceremony held at the University of Southern California campus.
Braille Institute Announces 2022 Teacher of the Year Melinda Demaris
Los Angeles, May 18, 2022 -- Braille Institute has named Melinda Demaris as its 2022 “Teacher of the Year” for excellence in braille instruction. The award is part of Braille Institute’s annual Braille Challenge competition, the only academic competition of its kind in North America and the U.K. for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Braille Institute Named as a “10 Most Innovative Assistive Technology Companies”
Braille Institute: Empowering your Future by Empowering your Vision Progressive low vision, blindness, and low sightedness are diagnoses that petrify many as people do not fear the loss of vision but rather their independence. But it doesn't have to be that way. Braille Institute has worked to empower people who live with vision loss and help them become independent while maximizing their remaining vision. It
Finalists Announced for 2022 Braille Challenge Finals
Los Angeles, May 5, 2022 – Braille Institute is proud to announce the 50 finalists for the 2022 Braille Challenge Finals competition. These competitors achieved the highest scores in the braille literacy testing competition, out of over 800 youth across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Braille Institute Celebrates National Library Week – Books for Visually Impaired
Braille Institute celebrates the library throughout the entire month of April along with a library full of audio books and braille reading material!
Valetine’s Day Love Story
Meet Monique and Manuele, two instructors who have been teaching at Braille Institute for more than 15 years.