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Stories Archive2018-01-19T22:09:46-08:00

Technology for Vision Impaired: Who Are The Most-Popular, Blind YouTube Content Creators?

Those who are blind and visually impaired have taken to YouTube and created their own channels and videos which have been viewed by millions. The open access aspect of YouTube has broken down barriers and walls that have allowed those who are visually impaired to create their own content and find their own audiences.

January 8th, 2021|Categories: Technology Month|Comments Off on Technology for Vision Impaired: Who Are The Most-Popular, Blind YouTube Content Creators?

Braille Institute Students Create their own YouTube Channels and Blogs including Focus on Technology for Vision Impaired

At Braille Institute, we’re lucky to have some brilliant and tech savvy content creators who are visually impaired and who share their expertise and experiences online. Many of them focus on technology but some also focus on cooking and sharing what it is like to live with vision impairment.

January 8th, 2021|Categories: Technology Month|Comments Off on Braille Institute Students Create their own YouTube Channels and Blogs including Focus on Technology for Vision Impaired

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired: The Best Devices for Listening to Audio Books on the BARD Mobile App

There’s never been a better time to get lost in the magic of reading and Braille Institute’s Library Service offers great news for those who are blind or visually impaired with access to free books and magazines digitally with the BARD app.

January 8th, 2021|Categories: Technology Month|Comments Off on Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired: The Best Devices for Listening to Audio Books on the BARD Mobile App

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Can Support a Charity for the Blind

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) provides generous provisions for donors to take advantage of tax benefits for charitable giving in 2020. You, too, can take advantage by including Braille Institute – a charity for the blind and low vision community – in your year-end giving.  There is something for everybody and key provisions are shared below.

December 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Can Support a Charity for the Blind

This Giving Tuesday Support Braille Institute – a Charity for the Blind and Low Vision Community

On Giving Tuesday – December 1, millions will donate generously to causes they believe in.  We hope you’ll choose Braille Institute, a charity for the blind, where your gift has the power to transform lives!

November 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on This Giving Tuesday Support Braille Institute – a Charity for the Blind and Low Vision Community

Braille Institute Announces Senior Technology Executive, Patricia Bramhall, To Join Board of Directors

Braille Institute of America announces the appointment of Patricia Bramhall to its board of directors. Ms. Bramhall brings over 42 years of experience in the area of information technology management and consulting.

September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Braille Institute Announces Senior Technology Executive, Patricia Bramhall, To Join Board of Directors

Braille Institute Celebrates Orientation and Mobility Awareness Month

Learn to navigate the world. Or just your kitchen. During the month of October, Braille Institute is raising awareness of Orientation and Mobility (O&M). People who have low vision or blindness use a variety of techniques to travel safely and effectively within their environment whether that be their home or the world outside their door.

October 10th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Braille Institute Celebrates Orientation and Mobility Awareness Month

Braille Institute Names Winners of the 2019 Braille Challenge

Celebrating 100 years of positively transforming the lives of those with vision loss, Braille Institute announced the winners of the 2019 Braille Challenge. Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired.

June 24th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Braille Institute Names Winners of the 2019 Braille Challenge

Inspiring Instructor Speaks at Braille Institute Auxiliary of Santa Barbara Meeting

By Gail Arnold, Santa Barbara Independent

At the January monthly meeting

January 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Los Angeles Stories, Santa Barbara Stories|Comments Off on Inspiring Instructor Speaks at Braille Institute Auxiliary of Santa Barbara Meeting

Refining restaurants one menu at a time: Monrovia teenager creates company to provide Braille menus

By Kayiu Wong, Pasadena Star News

Mason Fessenden’s favorite hometown restaurant

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Los Angeles Stories|Comments Off on Refining restaurants one menu at a time: Monrovia teenager creates company to provide Braille menus

Meet John Phillips, a Vision-Impaired Professional Chef Who Shares His Skills at the Braille Institute

By Anita Rufus, CV Independent

I don’t cook. It’s not that

June 19th, 2018|Categories: Rancho Mirage Stories|Comments Off on Meet John Phillips, a Vision-Impaired Professional Chef Who Shares His Skills at the Braille Institute

CSUF Student And Award-Winning Artist Josephine Hernandez Overcomes Visual Impairment

By Lauren Diaz, Daily Titan

Josephine “Joey” Hernandez was a sophomore

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anaheim Stories|Comments Off on CSUF Student And Award-Winning Artist Josephine Hernandez Overcomes Visual Impairment
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