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 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 Santa Barbara Center Class Catalog
Get A Free Low Vision Consultation

Contact Information

2031 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

(805) 682-6222

Upcoming Santa Barbara Center Workshops

Using Microsoft Teams

Virtual Event CA

This workshop will cover the advantages of video conferencing and how an individual can join a Microsoft TEAMS meeting with […]

Audio Described Movies

Virtual Event CA

Learn about the latest in audio-described movies. We'll demonstrate streaming services; specifically, Netflix and Disney+, and an introduction to the […]

Introduction to JAWS

Virtual Event CA

JAWS, Job Access with Speech, is a popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from […]

Meet Our Regional Director
Angela Miller-Bevan

“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.


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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