COMMUNITY. RESOURCES. SUPPORT.
Welcome to Braille Institute’s Anaheim Center. Together with our new Laguna Hills Neighborhood Center, our Orange County staff and volunteers are dedicated to serving people who are visually impaired in the greater Orange County community. We work with individuals and key community partners to provide training, skills, support, resources, and a sense of belonging to visually impaired people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether on our Anaheim campus, in the field, or through in-home visits, we will help find the services to help you regain your independence.
To learn more about our current class schedule or receive more information on any of the following services, please contact us today at (714) 821-5000 or complete our online request form.
DAILY LIVING CLASSES
- Our Adult Programs offer lifestyle classes and activities to help adults with sight loss build practical skills, gain or regain independence, and foster a sense of community. We invite you to review our regularly updated class catalog.
- Through our Connection Pointe technology center, we offer free instruction on all of the latest mainstream and adaptive devices.
- Among the many programs listed in our class schedule are courses in daily living skills, offering hands-on instruction in such essentials of self-sufficiency as home management, cooking, computers, and safe transportation.
- Our Youth & Teen Program serves blind and visually impaired children and teens, ages 6 to 18. It creates opportunities to gain life experiences that foster confidence, self-esteem, and independence, leading to higher education and/or vocational training and employment.
- Our Child Development Program helps families of newborns adapt to raising visually impaired children from birth through age 6, preparing them for a bright future.
- For more information, call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) and ask for Youth Services. Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm (PST).
Our In-Home Services focus on each person’s specific goals, degree of sight loss & home environment. Our consultants address quality of life changes resulting from vision loss, kitchen confidence and safety, using technology, orientation and mobility.
Caregivers and family members are a welcome part of this program. Many techniques are designed to help family and friends understand the continued capability of their loved ones.
Our specialists assess and recommend low vision services available in the community.
Join and participate in learning more about Living with Vision loss in a Support Group facilitated by Peer Volunteers.
Outreach Classes that cover a variety of topics, including mainstream technology
- Braille Institute Library Patrons get free access to more than 18,000 titles in English and Spanish magazines and newspapers as well as free digital book machines and downloadable books through the Braille and Audio Reading Download program.
- Our class schedule regularly includes book clubs that encourage lively discussions of a wide variety of current and classic titles.