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

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Upcoming Virtual Workshops

Basic Lighting

Virtual

Macular Degeneration and the Latest Research

Virtual

Using BARD Mobile with VoiceOver

Virtual

Community Resources with Guest Speaker

Virtual

Tarros Mason para el Día de San Valentín

Virtual

Exploring Siri on the iPhone / iPad

Virtual

UCLA Nutrition and the Eye

Virtual

Find Famous Movie Quotes with a Fire Stick & Lunch

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

Learn About IOS 16 New Features for Low Vision Users

In-Person

Travel and Safety Tips

Virtual

Tactile Art @Home Valentine's Heart Garden

Virtual

Braille Literacy for Adult Learners

Virtual

Update On Clinical Trials for Low Vision Retinal Disease

Virtual

Keyboard For VoiceOver on iPad

Virtual

Como Usar Tu Reproductora para Escuchar Tus Libros en Español

Virtual

Simple Video Editing on iPhone

Virtual

Community Resources with Guest Speaker

Virtual

Top Android Apps for Blind/VI

Virtual

Principles of Contrast

Virtual

Fall Prevention for Wintertime

Virtual

Do You Remember?

Virtual

Non-24 Circadian Rhythm Sleep/Wake Disorder

Virtual

What Is The eReader and How Can You Get One?

Virtual

Introducing Blind Institute of Technology (BIT)

Virtual

The Welcome Mat: A Yoga Workshop (part 1)

Virtual

Accessible Air-Frying

Virtual

Community Resources with Guest Speaker

Virtual

Audio Described Movies

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

The Welcome Mat: A Yoga Workshop (part 2)

Virtual

Compare and Contrast Smart Speakers with Google/Echo

Virtual

What Is Adult Protective Services?

Virtual

Accessible Comic Books

Virtual

Learn All About Twitter!

Virtual

Teaching Art to Students Who Are Blind & Visually Impaired

Virtual

Vision Loss: Adapting and Coping

Virtual

Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)

Virtual

Intro to Salsa Music

Virtual

The Welcome Mat: A Yoga Workshop (part 3)

Virtual

Community Resources with Guest Speaker

Virtual

Windows Accessibility Workshop

Virtual

Exploring the Smart Speaker, Echo Dot

Virtual

Spring Cooking

Virtual

YouTube App

Virtual

Medication Safety: Script Talk Update

Virtual

Community Resources with Guest Speaker

Virtual

What Can Your Apple Watch Do For You?

Virtual

Find Famous Movie Quotes with a Fire Stick & Lunch

Virtual

The King of Pop: Analyzing Michael Jackson’s Hits

Virtual

Salsa!

Virtual

Poetry Month - Write Short Poems

Virtual

Accessing Cookbooks through the Braille Institute Library

Virtual

Introduction to JAWS

Virtual

Understanding Vision Loss

Virtual

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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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