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Braille Institute Santa Barbara Center2022-05-26T15:13:45-07:00
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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

Would you like to tour our Center,
or do you have further questions?

Address: 2031 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Hours:
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: (805) 682-6222
Fax: (805) 687-6141
Email: sb@brailleinstitute.org
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Upcoming Events

Angela Miller-Bevan
Angela Miller-BevanRegional Manager
“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.”

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.

Programs & Services

Low Vision Consultations

At Braille Institute Santa Barbara 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.

Classes, Workshops, Events

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

Library

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

Connection Pointe

Through our Connection Pointe technology center, we offer free instruction and demonstrations on all the latest mainstream and adaptive devices.

Cavalia Odysseo Blind Touch Tour

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.

Outreach

Our staff and volunteers are available to give presentations, low vision consultations, lead peer support groups and table at events.

Volunteer LA

Volunteer

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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