Braille Institute San Diego Center2022-05-26T15:07:32-07:00
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Classes & Workshops

We offer services remotely online, over-the-phone and in-person with required COVID protocols.

For remote services, once you register, you then participate by video online, 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 online, or phone call, call 1-800-BRAILLE  (272-4553) to schedule.
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Contact Info

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Address: 9635 Granite Ridge Drive, #130
San Diego, CA 92123
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: (858) 452-1111
Fax: (858) 452-1688
Email: sd@brailleinstitute.org

Upcoming Events

Jay Hatfield
Jay HatfieldExecutive Director, San Diego Center
“Braille Institute San Diego Center offers a variety of free programs, vision loss resources, and services for people who are visually impaired or blind. We understand not everyone experiences vision loss the same, so we invite you to discover all we have to offer.”


U.S. History Book Club
Every Monday
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT
Books include United States history topics.

San Diego Center Book Club
Third Friday of the Month
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PT
Books include a variety of adult fiction.

Contact the San Diego center Library Coordinator for more information: (858) 452-1111

Community Resources

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

Programs & Services

Low Vision Consultations

At Braille Institute San Diego 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.

Student showing decorated cake she worked on with two instructors.

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.

Library staff person helping a patron with their book player


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 San Diego

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.


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

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