Braille Institute
San Diego Center

Classes & Workshops

Participate in classes & workshops through two convenient options:

  1. Online from your home using a phone, computer or tablet
  2. In-person at our center following required COVID protocols.

All of our programs and services are free of charge.

  • Workshops – are open to the public and anyone can attend. They are one-day only sessions that are usually 1-2 hours on a specific topic with a live instructor and student participation. View our list of upcoming workshops and register online (link to workshops).
  • Classes – are held over multiple weeks during the semester period and attended weekly. You must be a “student” of Braille Institute to register for a class. To become a student you must complete a low vision assessment or be on-boarded by a Braille Institute specialist.
View San Diego Center Class Catalog
Get A Free Low Vision Consultation

Contact Information

9635 Granite Ridge Drive, #130
San Diego, CA 92123

Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

(858) 452-1688

Upcoming San Diego Center Workshops

Android Accessibility Topics

Virtual Event CA

Learn about the accessibility features an Android Device has to offer in this workshop. We will discuss magnification, Google voice

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual Event CA

For family, friends, and professionals, who are interested in learning about the basics of blindness and visual impairment. Join us

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual Event CA

Learn the basics of vision loss, sighted guide and other skills to assist people with diminished vision. Find out about

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Intro to Salsa Music

Virtual Event CA

The sounds of Salsa music have been recorded and enjoyed for almost a century. Braille Institute Music Instructor Fay Roberts

Meet Our Regional Director
Jay Hatfield

“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.”

Local Announcements

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.


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!


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