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

Celebrate “Low Vision Awareness Month” With Braille Institute In February

Los Angeles, February 1, 2022 - February is "Low Vision Awareness Month" and Braille Institute is offering free online seminars with eye doctors and professional experts discussing important topics - macular degeneration, glaucoma, nutrition and eye health, cancer and the eye, and more. Medical professionals from UCLA Health, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, Doheny Eye Institute, and Retina Consultants San Diego will be speaking.

January 28th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Celebrate “Low Vision Awareness Month” With Braille Institute In February

Braille Institute Celebrates “Technology Month” In January

Los Angeles, January 4, 2022 – For the third-straight year, Braille Institute celebrates January as “Technology Month” with 19 free educational and interactive online technology workshops. Additionally, one-on-one training and how-to videos will be offered online throughout the month.

December 21st, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Braille Institute Celebrates “Technology Month” In January

Braille Institute Receives 2021 COSB Champion Award

Los Angeles, November 29, 2021 – The Council of Schools and Services for the Blind (COSB) has bestowed their highest honor, the Champion Award, to Braille Institute in recognition of their positive and significant impact nationally with youth who are blind or visually impaired (BVI).

November 29th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Braille Institute Receives 2021 COSB Champion Award

Braille Institute Presents Unique Holiday Gift Items For Anyone With Low To No Vision

Los Angeles, November 29, 2021 – Searching for the perfect gift for a family member or friend who is blind or visually impaired? Braille Institute has put together a selection of the best gifts for those with low to no vision.

November 29th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Braille Institute Presents Unique Holiday Gift Items For Anyone With Low To No Vision

Braille Institute Coachella Valley Partners with Guide Dogs of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA – October 14, 2020 – Braille Institute Coachella Valley announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Guide Dogs of the Desert to provide training solutions to individuals living with vision impairment and blindness.

October 25th, 2021|Categories: Coachella Valley Stories, Press Releases|Comments Off on Braille Institute Coachella Valley Partners with Guide Dogs of the Desert

Braille Institute Celebrates Library Month with a special “Welcome to Your Library” Event & Free Online Workshops

April is “Library Month” and Braille Institute’s Library is hosting a special “Welcome to Your Library” free livestream event featuring guest speakers, musical performances and more on April 7, 2-3pm PT, during National Library Week.

March 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Braille Institute Celebrates Library Month with a special “Welcome to Your Library” Event & Free Online Workshops

Technology Month: Meet Braille Institute Student Leo and His “Smart Home” Technology for Visually Impaired

Leo started taking technology classes and receiving one-on-one technology instruction at Braille Institute’s Coachella Valley Center. Because there are instructors at Braille Institute who are blind or visually impaired themselves, they understand  how to teach someone without vision to use a computer and use other assistive technology devices and apps.

January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Technology Month|Comments Off on Technology Month: Meet Braille Institute Student Leo and His “Smart Home” Technology for Visually Impaired

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

Braille Institute Kicks Off 2019 Centennial With Rose Parade

Three musically-talented, local Braille Institute students (ages 11-16) can check

December 19th, 2018|Categories: Anaheim Stories, Los Angeles Stories, San Diego Stories, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Braille Institute Kicks Off 2019 Centennial With Rose Parade

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