Braille Institute
Santa Barbara 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

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.
  • 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.

Contact Information

2031 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

(805) 682-6222
sb@brailleinstitute.org

Regional Manager
Gina Cosio

Upcoming In-Person Santa Barbara Center Workshops

Large Print And Tactile Board Games

In-Person

Santa Barbara Zine Show

In-Person

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Upcoming Virtual Workshops

Library 101: Detrás las palabras / Behind the Words

Hybrid

Introduction to JAWS

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

Bully Proofing Blind People, Part I

Virtual

Container Gardening

Virtual

Community Resources with Guest Speaker

Virtual

Caregiver Resource Workshop

Virtual

VoiceOver On Mac OS

Virtual

Introducción a los Atajos de Siri en iPhone/iPad

Hybrid

The Role of Sound in Orientation Skills

Virtual

Learn What’s Under the Quilting Blanket

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

Intro to JAWS

Virtual

Bully Proofing Blind People, Part II

Virtual

What Can Your Apple Watch Do For You?

Virtual

Navigation Essentials for CCTV and OCR

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

BARD Basics

Virtual

Accessibility for iPad And iPhone

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

Intro to Seeing AI App

Virtual

What's Up Siri?

Virtual

Helen Keller: A Historical Biographical Portrait

Virtual

Community Resources with Guest Speaker

Virtual

Victor Reader 3: What to know

Virtual

BARD Basics (en Español)

Virtual

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Regional Manager Gina Cosio

Meet Our Regional Manager
Gina Cosio

“Braille Institute Santa Barbara Center is an invaluable resource in this community. Our staff and volunteers are committed to empowering and educating those living with vision loss so that they too can live a life without barriers.”

Local Announcements

Santa Barbara Center Book Club

Every Wednesday
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT
Books include a variety of adult fiction. Contact the Santa Barbara center Library Coordinator for more information: 805-682-6222

Community Resources

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

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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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