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Free Classes and Services for Those with Low Vision to No Vision

At Braille Institute, we have always provided 100% FREE services for people of all ages who are experiencing vision loss. Through our individual and small groups programs, students and patrons learn new ways to do the things they love.

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EXPLORE OUR LIBRARY

Our Library for the Visually Impaired includes Braille Books, Audio Books, Digital Books, Computers, and more!

GET INVOLVED WITH BRAILLE INSTITUTE


Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively transform the lives of those with vision loss. Braille Institute serves thousands of visually impaired and blind 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!

SERVICES

Services

Explore our free programs & services provided online, by phone and in-person.

GIVE

Giving

Donate today to immediately help those who need it most. Because of donors our services have always been free!

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers

Get involved and make a difference at any one of our 7 centers located throughout Southern California.

It can be scary when you or your loved ones first start experiencing vision loss. 
Having adequate information is key to understanding what it is, how to navigate and still live your best life.
That knowledge can have such a transformative impact during that transitional period.
Join us for our "Understanding Vision Loss" virtual workshop designed for those new to vision loss, along with their families and caregivers.
• Date: June 12th 
• Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Our experienced professionals will provide insights into common eye diseases, available services/resources, and strategies for independent living.
Don't miss this opportunity to gain clarity, get empowered, and feel a sense of community.
Register for the event via our website (link in bio).
#LowVision #VisionLoss #EyeHealth #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability #BrailleInstituteofAmerica #BrailleInstitute

It can be scary when you or your loved ones first start experiencing vision loss.

Having adequate information is key to understanding what it is, how to navigate and still live your best life.

That knowledge can have such a transformative impact during that transitional period.

Join us for our "Understanding Vision Loss" virtual workshop designed for those new to vision loss, along with their families and caregivers.

• Date: June 12th
• Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Our experienced professionals will provide insights into common eye diseases, available services/resources, and strategies for independent living.

Don`t miss this opportunity to gain clarity, get empowered, and feel a sense of community.

Register for the event via our website (link in bio).

#LowVision #VisionLoss #EyeHealth #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability #BrailleInstituteofAmerica #BrailleInstitute
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We’re celebrating Braille Challenge Finals with a chance for you to win a $50 Amazon gift card! To enter, all you need to do is take a photo or video about your Braille Challenge experience. Upload your photo to Facebook or Instagram from now until June 25, 2024 and add the hashtag #BrailleChallenge2024. Make sure your post is public. The post with the most likes by June 25 wins! 
Image Description: Image of Braille Challenge contestant testing on a Perkins brailler. Text above the image reads '#BrailleChallenge2024 Social Media Contest Enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Submit your post between June 11 and June 25' and below the image is a logo for Braille Challenge.

We’re celebrating Braille Challenge Finals with a chance for you to win a $50 Amazon gift card! To enter, all you need to do is take a photo or video about your Braille Challenge experience. Upload your photo to Facebook or Instagram from now until June 25, 2024 and add the hashtag #BrailleChallenge2024. Make sure your post is public. The post with the most likes by June 25 wins!

Image Description: Image of Braille Challenge contestant testing on a Perkins brailler. Text above the image reads `#BrailleChallenge2024 Social Media Contest Enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Submit your post between June 11 and June 25` and below the image is a logo for Braille Challenge.
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For those who are blind or visually impaired, braille literacy opens doors to knowledge and opportunity.
At @brailleinstitute, we firmly believe mastering this tactile reading and writing system is vital for fostering independence, academic excellence, and career success. 
Braille provides crucial access to literature, textbooks, and printed materials while developing cognitive abilities, language skills, and self-confidence - an essential foundation for a well-rounded education.
Our commitment? 
Nurturing braille proficiency from an early age through comprehensive instruction for children and adults, access to resources, and support for families and educators.
Learn more about our braille literacy programs and services via our website (link in bio).
#BrailleLiteracy #Braille #LowVision #VisionLoss #EyeHealth #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability

For those who are blind or visually impaired, braille literacy opens doors to knowledge and opportunity.

At @brailleinstitute, we firmly believe mastering this tactile reading and writing system is vital for fostering independence, academic excellence, and career success.

Braille provides crucial access to literature, textbooks, and printed materials while developing cognitive abilities, language skills, and self-confidence - an essential foundation for a well-rounded education.

Our commitment?

Nurturing braille proficiency from an early age through comprehensive instruction for children and adults, access to resources, and support for families and educators.

Learn more about our braille literacy programs and services via our website (link in bio).

#BrailleLiteracy #Braille #LowVision #VisionLoss #EyeHealth #AccessibleLiving #DisabilityAwareness #AbilityNotDisability
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OUR STORIES


Braille Institute is a community of individuals who are sighted, blind or have low vision. Every day throughout the country, we work together to empower people who live with vision loss.

These are our stories.

BRAILLE INSTITUTE LOCATIONS

We offer programs and services in-person, by phone and remotely online. Appointments and/or student registration are required to visit a center. Center libraries are open to walk-ins during business hours. Los Angeles Vistas Store is open to walk-ins during business hours.

Anaheim

527 North Dale Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

Coachella Valley

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

Laguna Hills

24411 Ridge Route Drive #130
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Los Angeles

741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Riverside

6974 Brockton Avenue #100
Riverside, CA 92506

San Diego

9635 Granite Ridge Dr. #130
San Diego, CA 92123

Santa Barbara

2031 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Non-Discrimination Statement

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.

Braille Institute admits students and clients of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, religion and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students and clients of Braille Institute. We do not discriminate against the foregoing in the administration of any of our policies or programs.