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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.

May 18th, 2022|

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.

May 4th, 2022|

Celebrate “Low Vision Awareness Month” With Braille Institute In February

Los Angeles, February 1, 2022 - February is "Low Vision Awareness Month" and Braille Institute is offering free online seminars with eye doctors and professional experts discussing important topics - macular degeneration, glaucoma, nutrition and eye health, cancer and the eye, and more. Medical professionals from UCLA Health, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, Doheny Eye Institute, and Retina Consultants San Diego will be speaking.

January 28th, 2022|

Braille Institute Receives 2021 COSB Champion Award

Los Angeles, November 29, 2021 – The Council of Schools and Services for the Blind (COSB) has bestowed their highest honor, the Champion Award, to Braille Institute in recognition of their positive and significant impact nationally with youth who are blind or visually impaired (BVI).

November 29th, 2021|
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